xyzygy's forum posts

#1 Edited by xyzygy (9953 posts) -

Don't listen to your hairdresser/cutter. I can't tell you how many hairdressing friends I have and they all say the same thing about their products. They normally represent a brand of hair care products (Joico, Redken, Schwarzkopf, etc etc) and they will always say that you "NEED" this certain product for your hair type, that to maintain this style you NEED this and that and the other thing... You don't, unless you have frizzy hair. But even then Olive Oil will solve that big time.

The thing with cheaper products is that they vary a lot. You will need to find the right type that works with your hair, and this will be done through either luck or trial and error. If you have hair that is only slightly curly, my guess is that you won't need a fibrous wax like me - whose hair is annoyingly straight and thick (think Rock Lee or Guy Sensei from Naruto [without the actual haircut]) - so I'm guessing a pommade or matte pommade would work well in your hair. I don't know though, as I don't have that hair type and don't style others' hair.

Another thing to consider is your skin. I have stopped using products altogether because when my product-covered bangs would touch my forehead, I would break out in pimples in that area. If you sweat a lot this can run down your face in the sweat and thus I wouldn't really recommended to work out with product in.

Take or leave my information though. For background on my advice, I've been very experimental with my hair for all my life. I had bright green, blue, red dyes in it when I was between 13-16, colored gels, many different types of products, cuts, stylists, trials and errors, etc. I never found that I was truly satisfied with a haircut, ever. I'm now growing my hair out long. I wash my hair once a week, and with a water/baking soda mix that works absolute wonders. Stylists don't want people knowing about this. My most recent cuts were a classic side part, before that was that undercut that is way too common in Europe now, and before that was the Jimmy Darmody from Boardwalk Empire (if you know it).

I'm not saying don't go to a stylist, you should definitely do that if you want short hair obviously. But take everything they say with a grain of salt, especially when it comes to products. And also don't get a cut that requires a lot of maintenance - they love giving those because then you will either be forced to come in often to get it kept up (more $$$ for them) or you will lose the cut and it'll start looking like any regular old head of hair (or worse). I'm talking things like short, classic side parts with tapered ears, designs in the side... hell anything with short sides. Undercuts. Any of those require frequent trimmings and cuts because with short sides it'll just grow out and look puffy and disgusting in 2 weeks.

As for recommendations, I would start with the AXE lineup of hair products. I know, it's AXE, BUT they have a wide variety for different hair types, and they're not ridiculously overpriced. If you can somehow find one of those trial kits with the tiny samples of each type, that would be a huge help as you can try one every day and experiment. I think they have around 4 or 5 different types of gel/wax/pommades. It's what I used for a long time and I was really surprised.

Also I saw someone said something about Fedoras.... stay the fuck away from Fedoras. They only look good if you're a detective or have access to full suits and a trenchcoat.

#2 Posted by xyzygy (9953 posts) -

Wow. Just wow.

#3 Posted by xyzygy (9953 posts) -

@yummylee said:

@xyzygy said:

I really loved Portrait of Ruin. I also liked Ecclesia, but I found the layout of the maps to be a little strange and there wasn't as much to explore in comparison to other titles.

I haven't played very much of Ecclesia so I couldn't speak to how big the game is in comparison to the others. I noticed you didn't mention your opinion on Dawn of Sorrow. Have you not played that one or...?

Unfortunately, no. I have been kind of holding out on finding one used, but I think I might just pick up a copy from Amazon sometime soon. I just looks so damn amazing. It's one of the only Castlevanias I haven't played...

#4 Posted by xyzygy (9953 posts) -

The Wii U is just looking more and more appealing. Wind Waker HD, Tropical Freeze, 3D World, Mario Kart 8, Bayonetta, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Monster Hunter, Super Smash Brothers, Devil's Third (I refuse to believe that an Itagaki-headed action game in development for liked 4 years so far will be nothing but great!)... that's just off the top of my head. Glad to see you're so excited for it!

#5 Posted by xyzygy (9953 posts) -

I really loved Portrait of Ruin. I also liked Ecclesia, but I found the layout of the maps to be a little strange and there wasn't as much to explore in comparison to other titles.

#6 Edited by xyzygy (9953 posts) -

I use it a lot now. Got it a few years back but only really started using it around January - add me! I will also be adding people from this thread.

http://www.last.fm/user/dkohalloran

For some reason after adding a bunch of you, my lastfm user page is really screwing up hardcore.

#7 Edited by xyzygy (9953 posts) -

I'd be interested to see some images from the X1 version.

#8 Posted by xyzygy (9953 posts) -

Really excited that this game is so great. Can't wait to play it one day.

#9 Edited by xyzygy (9953 posts) -

It's called Xbox Games Store and has been for about year now I think. The games themselves are simply "games", there is no branding on them like Arcade or anything... I think?

#10 Posted by xyzygy (9953 posts) -

Depending on whether I decide to get an Xbox One or Wii U, it'll either be Shadow of Morder or Bayonetta 2.