Non-crispy pixie hair products?

(30 Posts)
herbaceous Fri 22-Apr-16 17:41:02

I have recently (well, in the past six months) had my hair cut into what I believe the young people call a 'pixie'.

It needs some kind of product to ensure it looks faintly 'with it' rather than 'trucker'. I've been using my partner's shaping cream, but it leaves my hair a bit crispy. There is a bewildering array out there - gum, wax, putty, gel, fibre, etc etc. What do MN's many pixie-sporters use to keep it groovy yet not greasy, flaky or indeed crispy?

CreviceImp Fri 22-Apr-16 17:58:52

VO5 matte putty.

RoomForASmallOne Fri 22-Apr-16 18:03:47

Came on to say the same as Crevice

It is the only product that works for me smile

FishOn Fri 22-Apr-16 18:07:49

I used to use Tigi bedhead.

SpaceKablooie Fri 22-Apr-16 18:21:57

I use Aveda control paste on my pixie cut.

herbaceous Fri 22-Apr-16 19:33:10

Crevice and Room - I can't find anything called exactly VO5 matte putty. Is it this?

LemonEmmaP Fri 22-Apr-16 19:40:54

I've used VO5 paste this one with success, but my preferred product is Redken putty this one

Cocolepew Fri 22-Apr-16 19:43:23

Toni and Guy wax stick, it will be in the mens bit.

hugoagogo Fri 22-Apr-16 19:43:32

I use a tiny bit of black &white pomade.

It smells lovely, is cheap and does the job.

hazeyjane Fri 22-Apr-16 19:44:56

Black and white.

hugoagogo Fri 22-Apr-16 19:49:47

I've also got an old pot of samy dry icing restyling stuff, which I use if I'm going out, I don't like It to use every day because it makes my hair stick up madly the next day and I can't always be arsed to wash it out in the morning.

RoomForASmallOne Fri 22-Apr-16 20:41:14

Sorry OP!!
I made a mistake blush
I actually use Wella Shockwaves Matt Clay Messy
Same tub as this but mine says messy.
My hair is very thick and full of kinks but after trying everything, this really works for me.

herbaceous Fri 22-Apr-16 20:44:46

I've got fine straight hair, if that makes a difference.

hugoagogo Fri 22-Apr-16 20:46:42

Mine is fine and straight too.

CreviceImp Sat 23-Apr-16 13:18:32

Sorry it's called matte clay by VO5.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 23-Apr-16 17:11:31

Since I've given up on box dye and embraced henna , my hair is soft not woolly.

I've put some Lush R&B in (as a conditioner) and not fully rinsed. So enough to give weight/texture but not gunky.

hazeyjane Sat 23-Apr-16 18:06:43

I went in and sniffed the henna In lush today, 70. But my hair still has a lot of bleach, so I will save it until next cut. Do you go for a reddy henna?? Also is the R&B conditioner solid,I don't really get on well with those.

cissyfuss Sat 23-Apr-16 19:22:54

American Crew Fiber (thicker), or Forming Cream (creamier) both good on short hair. A little goes a long way. Found in some shops or online. Smells divine.

Raia Sat 23-Apr-16 19:48:03

Roomforasmallone - my hair is very thick and full of kinks too. I've just had mine cut short after having some form of boring bob for years and years and the cut is awful - I think it might be that it's not short enough, so I'm tempted to go and ask for the full Judi Dench, but I'm scared I'll end up with the dreaded scrubbing brush effect. How short have you gone with yours?

DameXanaduBramble Sat 23-Apr-16 19:49:22

Aveda pomade in the blue pot, expensive but smells heavenly and is very soft.

RoomForASmallOne Sat 23-Apr-16 23:27:22

Raia
My longest bit is nearly 3 inches.
It's sort of a fringe which gets swept to one side with my constant fiddling, so it looks shorter.
I have it thinned once a month.
Any longer and it pouf's out IYSWIM

Littleallovertheshop Sat 23-Apr-16 23:46:35

Hugo have they discontinued the icing restyled? I found it amazing for using with curlers but haven't been able to get any for a while.

The vo5 paste is good and L'Oréal do a good light mousey pasty stuff in a brownish tub which is much lighter and def not crispy. It kept my horrible post chemo hair looking semi presentable both when it was quite fluffy and when it went through a coarse phase.

Raia Sat 23-Apr-16 23:52:18

Any longer and it pouf's out IYSWIM

I totally SWYM, poufing out hair is the story of my life grin

Does your hairdresser thin it with thinning scissors or take slices out? I find that thinning scissors just make it more poufy because the shorter strands make the longer ones stand up even more! I think I just need to find a decent haircutter; am considering going to a barber instead of a women's hair salon on the basis that they spend more time cutting short hair and less time doing highlights etc.

OneMagnumisneverenough Sat 23-Apr-16 23:56:00

I don't use it personally but my boys did (when they had short hair) based on the barbers recommendation, it's Schwarzkopf got2b beach matt (surfer look matt paste)

Meow75 Sun 24-Apr-16 00:00:26

This is what I'm going for next week. I DEFINITELY don't look like her but I love the hair.

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