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Hairstyling paste to make short hair piecy and hold it that way? An suggestions

Started 1319905127.91 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1319977446.327 by Jayro

I have been wearing a bob for many years it seems and got my hair cut short and layered. I like it but need something that will make it messy and piecy and keep it that way.

I tried one that was recommended on here (Short sexy hair) and it make my hair feel gummy and dirty and did nothing to hold it up. Next I tried Nick Chavez ultra light angel wings stying paste and I might as well put some hand lotion on my hair. It is so soft and falls flat.

I have never been a fan of hair spray but that seems to be the only thing that will hold it up and apart. Any suggestions

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Indiana Sh­opper1319906745.64387 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I have a short, spiky, piecy looking hairstyle. I use Aquage Hair Paste (my hairsylist has to pick it up for me at the beauty supply place...you cannot buy it over the counter). It runs about $18. I also really like Flip It Over by a brand called Big and Sexy. You can buy that at Walmart beauty salon, or Walgreens, CVS, etc. It is also about $18. Both products really give me that "piecy" look. I have had this hairsyle forever, but there still isn't a day that goes by that somebody doesn't say something about my hair and ask what products I use. All the credit goes to my hairstylist for giving me a great cut and showing me what products to use. Hope this helps!

Huntersmom1319907242.1171582 PostsRegistered 11/3/2007

I used to have a really short pixie cut and the only thing that would hold the short layers the way I wanted them (I have very thick heavy hair) was Aveda Control Paste. You don't need very much, so it'll last you a long time. My hairdresser also told me that sometimes women should consider using men's hair products when they're having a hard time finding something to work on their own hair, because many times, the men's products have more "hold" than women's products do.

Good luck!

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avar1319907349.747763 PostsRegistered 6/20/2007

I like the results I get from Redken Wax Blast #10. My only complaint is the smell - it is not the greatest. But, the product works so well on my thick, short, spiky hair that I am willing to ignore the aroma.Smile

iyiyi1319908307.389 PostsRegistered 3/5/2011

I have short, fine and thinning hair. I use to use Redkin Rough Clay until it was discontinued. I didn't have to search very long for an alternative product (thank goodness). I now use Sebastian Moulding Clay. It is about $16.00 at Ulta, and it lasts forever. If your hair is short and fine, you only need a very small amount warmed between your hands.

I've been in your place with so many styling products that weigh down my hair. Good Luck!

grandma_2_21319908795.3032239 PostsRegistered 6/5/2005

I use Aquage transforming paste to get that piecey look. I've purchased it on the bay and also through my hairstylist. I like it because anytime later in the day I want to boost my style or volume, I just use a little on my hands, rub together, then work into my hair. Instant pump up. Spray and away I go. It comes in a tube and lasts a long time.

4KICKS1319909907.4732017 PostsRegistered 11/11/2006Sunny AZ

Seems like I have tried just about EVERYTHING out there, and nothing compares to Aquage Transforming Paste. I have found it at some salons, also on the internet. Use it on my very thin hair, after blow drying and curling. Does NOT weigh your hair down or make it sticky.

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mlw421319910189.717818 PostsRegistered 1/12/2009

I, too, wear my hair very short & spikey........... I love "got to be glued' (pea size amount mixed w/same amount of conditioner) run thru my fingers and then applied to my hair.

The product can be found in any drugstore, Walmart, Target, etc.

sfnative1319910640.9335349 PostsRegistered 4/23/2007Portland, OR

I kid you not: One of my cousins uses Elmer's Glue, the white stuff, and it works!

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Turbosmom1319910762.4506 PostsRegistered 6/7/2011Beautiful Bluegrass State
Sounds like I'm going to have to try the Aquage--Amazon has a 4.6 oz. Tube for $14.

lovelylinda1319931757.88560 PostsRegistered 3/11/2007liverpool, ny

hi chiclet-

i swear by TIGI behead wax stick...heat it up a bit with your blow dryer, scrape a dime to nickel size blob with your thumbnail, place in palm, reheat, and rub between palms then into hair. repeat if you want more hold/piece-y ness.

when my hair is about a week prior to a cut, it sometimes gets weighed down by the bedhead wax. then i swear by WEN's texturizing balm, keeping it off the roots. good definition but lightweight.

good luck!

Zoologist1319932424.166013 PostsRegistered 9/3/2010

Love Got2B products for this!

Also, BedHead makes great ones.

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Kathleen1319932899.89312655 PostsRegistered 8/7/2006East Side, West Side, All Around The Town ... London Bridge is Falling Down

I have very short layered hair - with a slight wave. Just a bit longer than a pixie cut.

One hairdresser recommended Fekkai Coiff Oceanique Tousled Wave Spray.

After shampoo, I use Thicker Fuller Hair Thickening Serum and leave my hair to air dry tousled ... don't comb or brush. This gives it fullness.

When it's dry, I spray the Fekkai in my palm and run my fingers through my hair. I don't do spikes ... just a messy "bed head" look.

It keeps the tousled look all day. In fact - I just went to check the mirror. I did my hair about 9:00 am this morning. Was out in the storm today with my hood up and down, the wind blowing through my hair .... it still looks tousled. In fact, it looks better now than it did at 9:00 am.

Page Turner1319933322.023927 PostsRegistered 5/21/2007"More hay, Trigger?" "No thanks, Roy, I'm stuffed!"

Wax.

I use a styling wax made for men. I only use a pea sized or less amount for my very short pixie and it holds all day, even in wind.

palmajo1319933920.7237503 PostsRegistered 10/22/2007
On 10/29/2011 iyiyi said:

I have short, fine and thinning hair. I use to use Redkin Rough Clay until it was discontinued. I didn't have to search very long for an alternative product (thank goodness). I now use Sebastian Moulding Clay. It is about $16.00 at Ulta, and it lasts forever. If your hair is short and fine, you only need a very small amount warmed between your hands.

I've been in your place with so many styling products that weigh down my hair. Good Luck!

I used the Redkin Rough Clay too, and now that I finally found what my hair loves, it is discontinued! I will try the Sebastion clay. Where do you get it? TIA!

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shoppinggi­rl591319935067.02695 PostsRegistered 3/27/2007

sad to hear Redkin Clay is discontinued. TG I won't need for a while, but atleast I got some new rec's.

Thanks,

shopping girl

Karenk1319935779.261660 PostsRegistered 6/7/2010

I have used the brand Got2be for years. It's called styling spiking glue and it's not too sticky at all. Comes in a yellow tube. I get mine at ulta when they have their coupons. You can get it at Walgreens, practically any drugstore. Not too expensive. I love it.

babyb1319936128.0474645 PostsRegistered 12/3/2006SD

OMG! That is a GREAT price for the Aquage! GRAB it! I love this product!!! The first time I purchased it, I bought it at my salon. Once I found out how much I loved it, I have found it cheaper online....ebay, but that Amazon price is one I am going to remember for when I need a new one. Thank you!

cathappy1319937528.8732414 PostsRegistered 12/22/2006

I have used Paul Mitchell tea tree shaping cream for years and love it! Not greasy or silicone-y. Will look up the Aquage, tho'.

shiloh 811319942499.693716 PostsRegistered 9/3/2010

got 2b glued blasting freeze spray in a yellow can is awesome just spray in your roots on wet hair then dry and style then reapply on roots and all over for hold. it doesn't stink like normal hairspray. comes in a 12oz. can at wall-mart. will never be without this product. i have never found anything that works as good. not even the got 2b glued paste. i thought it was to sticky and tacky.

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just bee1319942928.06314115 PostsRegistered 1/3/2010Albuquerque, New Mexico
On 10/29/2011 Huntersmom said:

I used to have a really short pixie cut and the only thing that would hold the short layers the way I wanted them (I have very thick heavy hair) was Aveda Control Paste. You don't need very much, so it'll last you a long time. My hairdresser also told me that sometimes women should consider using men's hair products when they're having a hard time finding something to work on their own hair, because many times, the men's products have more "hold" than women's products do.

Good luck!

Just going to post the same info. Check out Aveda's site and read the reviews for their Control Paste. A little goes a long way and a jar lasts forever. Never got through mine. And the scent is fabulous.

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NovScorpio1319974479.5646 PostsRegistered 4/5/2011

I can't thank you girls enough for these suggestions. I was using Ojon's conditioning finishing paste for years, and of course it's discontinued. On my last one, wasn't sure what I was going to use now. I'll look into these.

mollycat401319976323.3191 PostsRegistered 5/2/2007

I like John Masters Organics Bourbon Tangerine and Vanilla Hair Texturizer (from Dermstore) and the Aquage is great. Also Sephora sells Bumble and Bumble hair paste that is really good too.

mamadukes1319976357.443494 PostsRegistered 3/7/2007

Bedhead Manipulator is pretty good stuff, great hold with a little amount and great smell! If you use too much your hair will NOT MOVE!!

Jayro1319977446.1531934 PostsRegistered 11/29/2008

I wear a slightly longer version of the hairstyle you're describing. I've tried a lot of waxes over the years and they just weighed my hair down and made it feel dirty and gummy. I've been using Matrix Volume XL Mousse (bright turquoise pump) for several years and it gives great hold and volume. I use Paul Mitchell hair sprays. You can make you hair never move if that's what you want by using PM's strongest spray (Fast Freeze).

I get strong hold with a natural look with the Matrix and PM medium hold Fast Drying Sculpting Spray.

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