To gel the hair or not to gel?

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To gel the hair or not to gel?

Postby Zeile » Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:39 pm

I have a classic "Don Draper-ish" haircut. When I brush it and don't add gel, it looks fine, which is what I generally do. However, I was going to gel it for interviews but now I think that may come off as a bit much and make me look too severe or pretentious or something? I'm probably just being paranoid though. Thoughts?

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Re: To gel the hair or not to gel?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:40 pm

Curious as to this as well, a short cut here and I don't want to gel.

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Re: To gel the hair or not to gel?

Postby wuduhel » Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:33 pm

I'm going for the Bruce Wayne look. Gotta use some product. I think as long as you don't look like a greaseball you'll be OK.

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Re: To gel the hair or not to gel?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:35 pm

No product no go?

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Re: To gel the hair or not to gel?

Postby drmguy » Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:36 pm

What is the ideal "conservative" hair style for guys?

I've been doing something similar to Don Draper, but I use non-shine stuff in my hair.

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Re: To gel the hair or not to gel?

Postby Pokemon » Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:13 am

There are products that shape your hair but do not make it look like it is "geled." Go slightly more expensive. I do not think it should be obvious that someone has gel.

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Re: To gel the hair or not to gel?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:29 am

american crew fiber

anon bc this is kind of gay

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Re: To gel the hair or not to gel?

Postby drmguy » Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:31 am

Pokemon wrote:There are products that shape your hair but do not make it look like it is "geled." Go slightly more expensive. I do not think it should be obvious that someone has gel.

I use a product that doesn't look like gel. Check out Paul Mithell tea tree shaping cream.

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Re: To gel the hair or not to gel?

Postby fatduck » Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:34 am

Anonymous User wrote:american crew fiber

anon bc this is kind of gay

I appreciate your honesty

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Re: To gel the hair or not to gel?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:57 am

DO NOT PUT SHIT IN YOUR HAIR.

Except maybe a SMIDGE of that stuff that you can't tell its in there.

Otherwise, you'll just look like an idiot. This is 2012. No one gels their hair. k?

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Re: To gel the hair or not to gel?

Postby fatduck » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:55 am

lol at everyone characterizing their hair as Don Draper ITT

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Re: To gel the hair or not to gel?

Postby monkey85 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:33 am

Go natural up there. Gel the hair down there.

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Re: To gel the hair or not to gel?

Postby Breezin » Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:42 am

Can't go wrong with a combover.

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Re: To gel the hair or not to gel?

Postby HeavenWood » Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:13 am

When rocking my hair business-style, I use a bit to keep it in place, but not too much. When your hair dries, it shouldn't appear appreciably darker. There's a difference between using a dollop of mousse on top and slicking your entire head in pomade.

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Re: To gel the hair or not to gel?

Postby wuduhel » Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:57 pm

So no hairspray?

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Re: To gel the hair or not to gel?

Postby Excellent117 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:14 pm

Every time I start to gain some faith in humanity, I see a post like this on TLS...

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Re: To gel the hair or not to gel?

Postby TLSwag » Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:22 pm

Excellent117 wrote:Every time I start to gain some faith in humanity, I see a post like this on TLS...


this

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Re: To gel the hair or not to gel?

Postby target » Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:29 pm

fatduck wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:american crew fiber

anon bc this is kind of gay

I appreciate your honesty


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: To gel the hair or not to gel?

Postby eandy » Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:31 pm

If you must, a light but high quality pomade

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Re: To gel the hair or not to gel?

Postby fatduck » Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:32 pm


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Re: To gel the hair or not to gel?

Postby admisionquestion » Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:37 pm

As a point of reference:

My girlfriend (who is not an OCI interviewer so maybe you dont care)

Says she doesnt trust anyone with Gel in their hair.
says she likes the idea of using Gel "down there" as someone suggested earlier ITT.
encourages Pomade.

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Re: To gel the hair or not to gel?

Postby Chucky21 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:41 pm

I'd also add it depends on the hair you have. If it's really curly and needs to be kept in place then perhaps some low shine/firm hold gel is cool to keep everything in order, imo.

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Re: To gel the hair or not to gel?

Postby Gecko of Doom » Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:50 pm

drmguy wrote:
Pokemon wrote:There are products that shape your hair but do not make it look like it is "geled." Go slightly more expensive. I do not think it should be obvious that someone has gel.

I use a product that doesn't look like gel. Check out Paul Mithell tea tree shaping cream.

+1. That stuff is amazing.

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Re: To gel the hair or not to gel?

Postby HeavenWood » Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:23 pm

admisionquestion wrote:As a point of reference:

My girlfriend (who is not an OCI interviewer so maybe you dont care)

Says she doesnt trust anyone with Gel in their hair.
says she likes the idea of using Gel "down there" as someone suggested earlier ITT.
encourages Pomade.

First, your GF sounds cray cray.

Second, pomade makes your head look like a chocolate-dipped ice cream cone--you know, the kind you get at Dairy Queen?

Third, your GF sounds cray cray.

Fourth, there are plenty of products that keep hair in place without making it look "gelled."

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Re: To gel the hair or not to gel?

Postby omninode » Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:45 pm

There are some good pomades out there. Don't rule out the entire category. You just have to try some different brands and see what works for you.




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