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***The Cheapest, Easiest Way To Turn Your Hair Light Brown + Styling Tips***

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by BreaknBrix, Jul 12, 2014.

  1. BreaknBrix

    BreaknBrix Power Member

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    I was originally going to post this in OMBbro's thread after I saw his devil horns' hair. But then it turned into more of a tutorial instead of a response so I figured I'd post it here. :)

    It's the middle of the summer (in the US) and there may be some guys on BHW who want to experiment with different hair styles or easy ways of doing certain things.

    So here's a quick tutorial with some cool tricks I've learned over the years.

    HOW TO KEEP YOU HAIR LIGHT BROWN ALL YEAR ROUND & STYLE LIKE A PRO

    I got my barbers license when I was 17 and even though I stopped cutting when I was 22 (10 years ago) I'm still a bit of a "hair enthusiast". I do not consider myself a "pro" but I think I'm competent enough to write this short tutorial.

    1) Messy is where it's at. In fact, messy has always been where it's at. Ever since the days of Fight Club celebs have been messing up their hair and it still remains a fairly popular trend today:

    Fight-Club.jpg FIGHT-CLUB.jpg

    (the images are much bigger but BHW isn't displaying them right - http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/i/2013/07/23/Fight-Club.jpg http://thefw.com/files/2013/04/FIGHT-CLUB.jpg)


    2) People with dark brown hair need to be particularly careful when styling. The wrong gels and wrong look can really take away from your face and skin tone. Especially when you have very white skin and black hair. The contrast makes your hair a lot more noticeable. And many people with dark brown hair will look greasy as hell when they style. So any imperfections are exaggerated X10. Again, I hate to use OMBbro as an example but if you see his video in his other thread you can see how obvious the devils horns are. And with dark hair like that it's very hard to avoid the greasy look.


    3) To get some ideas you can take a look at "mens hairstyles" on Google images - https://www.google.com/search?hl=en...s=10000...0...1.1.48.img..0.1.225.__2BzBzxHlo


    4) I hate to say it but light brown hair is preferred over dark brown or "black" hair (for men). Hollywood likes it, major media, women like it, etc. It just looks better when styled and doesn't get that dark greasy look. I naturally have dark brown hair but I keep it light brown all year round. The first time I did it I got so many compliments and since then I've never went back to "black" hair. What's really cool, you do not have to bleach and dye your hair to get a natural light brown look. Well technically you do. But the technique I'm going to show you guys will keep your hair a natural light brown all year round. Except it's cheap, takes virtually no time to do and can be easily maintained ALL YEAR ROUND.

    This is how you make the bleaching agent -

    a) Put 2 cups of water in a tiny spray bottle.
    b) Take 2 large lemons, heat them up a bit then squeeze out all the juice into this mixture.
    c) Add 4 tablespoons of honey (optional).
    d) Add 1/2 cup of hydrogen peroxide.
    e) 1 pinch of baking soda aka sodium bicarbonate (mandatory).

    Hydrogen peroxide all by itself can lead to uneven lightening. And it can also lead to orange hair which I'll show you guys how to avoid. But when mixed with lemons you'll get a much more consistent and natural brown look. The lemons don't just bleach out the dark pigments but it saponifies the h202 so it spreads and dries evenly. You do NOT have to use honey because you will need to sleep with a plastic shower cap. But honey will lighten, moisturize and add a natural "shine" to your hair. It is also well known to stop dandruff.

    The baking soda is absolutely required and let me explain why. Hydrogen peroxide is stabilized with a small amount of phosphoric acid. When it dries that acid concentrates and is NOT good for your hair or scalp. By adding a pinch of baking soda (a very small pinch) your neutralize the acid in the h202 and this will prevent your hair from drying out which can lead to dandruff. It will destabilize the h202 a little bit (which is ok) but since you're diluting it in water it doesn't really matter. If you keep this bottle in your fridge it usually won't loose it's power for 6+ months.

    Now, all you have to do is alternate between the mixture I listed above (honey optional) with this very simple and effective natural dye -

    a) 2 cups of water.
    b) 4 bags of lipton tea!

    Boil the water at low heat and steep out all the brown dye from the "pekoe cut black tea". It's called "black tea" (the ingredients of lipton tea) but the dye is actually brown. I usually let the mixture sit for 30 minutes after I bring it to a boil. So what you do is apply (just spritz your hair with a spray bottle) the bleaching agent 1 night, then the dye agent the next night. And you just do this for as long as you want to keep your brown hair. If you let these agents fully dry (1 hour minimum) they should NOT bleach or stain your pillows.

    If you DO notice your pillows changing colors (sometimes it can happen slowly over the course of months) this usually means you're using way too much bleach or dye. Remember, you're not trying to soak your hair so it's drenched. All it takes is about 4-6 spritz's depending on the length of your hair.

    What happens basically is the lemons and dilute h2o2 remove the dark black pigments, lightening your hair. Then the tea dyes turn any stray orange hairs brown. And this will NOT rinse off in a shower (just try to clean a stained tea cup and you'll see what I mean). This is the easiest way to keep your hair light brown all year round and if you want a real light brown, use 1 tea bag per cup of water instead of 2.

    As far as how long it takes to go from dark brown / black to light brown it typically takes 2-4 weeks.


    5) Maybe you don't want brown hair at all? That's cool. But I'd still recommend using a non-polar wax before styling with any water based wax's or gels. This will give you the gel'd up look and shine WITHOUT the dramatic greasy look. All water based gels or wax's make dark brown hair look like grease. So by locking out the water with a non-polar wax you'll get a much cleaner look.

    I personally buy "beeswax" off ebay. It's what they put in american crew fiber and most popular dry wax's. But it works MUCH BETTER all by itself - http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...2.A0.H0.Xbees+wax.TRS0&_nkw=bees+wax&_sacat=0

    I really can't emphasize, beeswax is THE BOMB. It's a bit painful to spread (spread it on your hands first), but you can set your hair anyway you want. Then you can use whatever normal products you use to lock in the style.


    Try to avoid the "devils horns". :) Try to avoid the greasy look. Avoid petroleum based gels that contain petrolatum or any oily substances. These are good for moisturizing but terrible for styling. The only way you should use these for styling is AFTER you lock your hair with a non-polar wax (the wax stops the oils from soaking into your hair which creates that greasy look). Consider lightening your hair especially during summer because it looks real good with tan skin (you don't need to go crazy just lay out in the sun once a week). And use beeswax on stubborn or grease prone hair. Use it for any type of hair because it's awesome stuff.


    The way I do my hair is pretty messy, but it's pretty similar to Dicaprio as far as length and style. Except I push my bangs forward and keep it a bit shorter.

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    Finally, EVERYONE has their own idea of what looks good and what doesn't. I'm sure there are tons of people who don't like that messy fight club look (I do). I'm sure there's guys who want to keep their hair dark. And I'm sure there's plenty of guys who just don't GAF what they look like and will likely post some illiterate nonsensical bs in this thread. But I can definitely tell you that light brown hair gets the attention of females. Not because I'm a pimp but I have gotten A LOT of compliments on my hair since I went light brown. And if you haven't changed your hair style in a loooong time, like a lot of men.... what do you really have to lose?

    -BB
     
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  2. mudbutt

    mudbutt Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    what the fuck did i just read
     
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  3. BreaknBrix

    BreaknBrix Power Member

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    what the fuck did you just write.

    That should be the question.
     
  4. Clifton Allen Says

    Clifton Allen Says Junior Member

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    2013......Black hat world
    2014 ....Light Brown world

    it is zso annoying, lap it up, gone to the dogs lol

    NEW First rule of messy fight club look, dont talk about messy fight club look.
     
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  5. judif414

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    HA! Made my day!
     
  6. mudbutt

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    I don't know, but i do know what i didn't write - a 10,000 word step by step tutorial on how to achieve an adorable shade of light brown hair and post it on a blackhat internet marketing forum
     
  7. bumbo90

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    Now the question is: How can I use my new adorable hair to make money?
    Don't say prostitution, cuz this is an easy answer.
     
  8. KT1990

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    Black hair is better. Dark and exotic.

    Light haired guys look like pussies. Besides Clint Eastwood.