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There are quite a few styling options available, if you have shaved sides. Or, a mohawk type of hair cut.
The key is having a bit of length at the top to play around with.
When blow-dried & flat-ironed, mine is just long enough to cover the shaved sides & back.
I really like having this option, as I can actually fit hats over my head!
Now to buy some hats…
I think a couple of fedora-style ones would look very nice.
#1: To straighten the top section, I like to use Jane Carter Leave-in conditioner before blow-drying on the coolest setting. Most recently, I’ve pulled out my old Denman brush, and it works beautifully! I pull it through one-inch sections of hair. Then, chased it with the blow dryer. Before flat-ironing with my Solia iron, I like to apply a little Fekkai Glossing Cream &/or Fantasia Heat Protectant Spray. I usually curl the ends by twirling the flat-iron & holding it there for a second or so. The shaved sides & back underneath are just brushed down. One good gust of wind, and one would see all my “textural secrets”. I think I need a good wax or something to slick the shaved sections down. But, I’m not sure what to use. I don’t want it to feel hard, or greasy. I just want it to feel like…my hair. Any ideas?
#2: This look is probably my favorite. Wash & Go. Everyday, easy peasy! For dark, shiny, grease-less hair, I absolutely love using Jane Carter’s Condition & Sculpt. After rinsing out the conditioner. It makes my hair look super moisturized for days! I just picked up another bottle from Target. Staple! Only minus…it can make the hair feel stiff/crunchy if you use too much. For a slight different, but not really, look…sometimes, I pick my hair out after washing it. The mohawk becomes slightly more pronounced.
#3: Half twist out. Half wash & go. For this style, after washing, most times I just use leave-in conditioner (Jane Carter or Giovanni Direct) before twisting the top section. If I want more shine/hold, I go to Miss Jessies Curly Meringue. This product only seems to work one day for me. If my hair is stroked & touched too much the next day, the product flakes & leaves white particles. 🙁
#4: To create this pompadour-esque look, I just played around with tucking & pinning the crown area with bobby pins. The back of the top section, I pulled forward & pinned down. The front, I pulled back & pinned down. The strands in the middle, clearly didn’t want to be pinned. Even though, I pinned them too. Before styling, I applied a little Jane Carter Nourish & Shine.
I can’t leave this post, without sharing a few of my personal shaved style, hair inspirations.
• BeautyCutRight. She tapers her own hair with clippers & films it to share with us all. I stay subscribed. If Husband ever decides to quit being my barber, then I’ll know just what to do.
• Miss Ingrid St. James. I absolutely love her hair! Every time I visit her blog, I’m tempted to just buzz off all my sides. Ha! That would solve my straight-hair, but textured sides issue.
• What can I say? She’s Glamazini!
I have more inspiration pinned to my hair board on Pinterest!
Shaved sides or no, who are some of your hair inspirations?
Is there anyone with shaved hair that I should be following?…