Guide to the Asian Undercut

Guide to the Asian Undercut

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You might be wondering what the difference is between the Asian undercut and a regular undercut. The undercut is a hairstyle where the hair on top of the head is long and parted on either the side or center, while the back and sides are buzzed very short. The only difference is that Asian hair usually thicker, making it harder to style.

I’ll be going over how I personally cut and style my undercut. There are many different variations of the undercut but I’ll be focusing on the slickback and comb over undercut.

Slick Back Undercut

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This hairstyle takes a little more maintenance than your ordinary haircut. It will take at least half a year to grow out the top of your hair and be happy with it if you haven’t grown it before.

Your hair will need to 4-6 inches in length in order for it to stay down when you style it, and you’ll also have to use the right product. Otherwise, you’ll end up frustrated from trying to hold it in place.

You’ll need to commit to getting over the awkward length phase of your hair. During this time, I styled my hair as a comb over until it was long enough to slick back.

How to Cut

Assuming you have short hair, you’re going to want to ask your barber to:

  1. Leave the top
  2. Cut the sides short. I usually ask for a fade from 0 to 2.
  • 0 is close to a skin shave
  • 1  is not as close to a skin shave, shows less scalp
  • 2 leaves your hair and doesn’t show the scalp

For 4-6 months or until the top of your hair is 4-6 inches, that’s all you’ll have to tell the barber. When your hair becomes long enough you can tell your barber to:

  1. Thin out the top, this gives volume to your hair, but make sure you don’t thin it too much or it’ll be hard to keep your hair down
  2. Cut the length of the back of your hair and manage the length

Pomades to Use

These pomades will work well for both the slickback and the combover

Suavecito Pomade Firme Hold 4 oz
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One of my favorite pomades, because if your hair is thick like mine you’re going to need a strong hold. 

  • Great hold that lasts throughout the day
  • Good amount of shine
  • Washes out easily with water
  • Smells great (Subtle masculine scent that smells like Coca-Cola)
  • Hair can be restyled easily with a bit of water

Layrite Super Hold Pomade
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Layrite is a great alternative, it has a strong hold as well with some minor differences

  • Strong hold that does the job
  • Less of a wet look and shine
  • Also washes out easily with water
  • Scent is more subtle, smells like vanilla

How to Style the Slickback Asian Undercut

  1. Wash your hair first or get it damp
  2. I like to blowdry it into the direction that I want to style my hair
  3. Apply a small amount of product onto your hair, rub it in near your scalp and run your hands backwards through your hair
  4. Apply more product if you find it’s not enough, but I prefer starting with less so that my hair doesn’t harden
  5. I also use more product on the back side of my hair to keep in shape
  6. If you want more volume you can blowdry your hair as you loosen it with your hands

Comb Over Undercut

The combover undercut is much easier to maintain and style than the slickback. You will only need to grow your hair about 2 inches long, so you’ll have to cut the top. The rest of the instructions for cutting your hair are the same as the slickback.

How to Style

  1. Wash your hair first or get it damp
  2. I like to blowdry it into the direction that I want to style my hair
  3. Apply a small amount of product onto your hair, rub it in near your scalp and run your hands sideways through your hair
  4. Apply more product if you find it’s not enough, but I prefer starting with less so that my hair doesn’t harden
  5. If you want more volume you can blowdry your hair as you loosen it with your hands

Final Thoughts

I hope you found my guide to the Asian undercut helpful. My final piece of advice is to buy some hair ties because long hair can get annoying when you don’t style it. Another alternative is to buy some hats to wear for when you don’t have time and need to leave the house.

The 5 Best Cheap Pomades

The 5 Best Cheap Pomades

I’ve decided to put together a list of 5 of the best cheap pomades that will keep your hair looking great without breaking the bank.

Pomade can get expensive, I have thick hair so I usually go through a jar every month. When styling my hair I need to apply a lot of product. Looking fresh can be a big investment, especially when you’re paying 20 bucks a pop.

 

Woody’s Pomade $10.74

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Woody’s is a water based pomade that is designed for people with fine hair.

  • Appearance – There is low to medium shine depending on how wet your hair is when you apply it. However, the shine disappears throughout the day and you are left with a close to matte finish.
  • Hold – I would rate the hold as a medium, it isn’t as strong as some of the other pomades I’ve tried but I assume it is because it is made for people with finer hair instead of thick hair.
  • Application – The consistency is very smooth and can be applied evenly into my hair with little effort.
  • Scent – This smell from this pomade is one of my favorites. It has a light clean citrus scent and isn’t overbearing at all so I can pair it with a cologne.

Goon Grease $11.95

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This is a heavy duty oil based pomade designed to shape thick hair

  • Appearance – There is a great deal of shine when you apply this pomade on your hair. Also, because it is an oil based pomade, your hair will be noticeably greasy and it can be difficult to wash out.
  • Hold – Out of all the best cheap pomades, Goon Grease definitely has the strongest hold. I used to have trouble keeping my hair in shape with other products but this pomade can hold your hair in place through a long day of activities.
  • Application – The application is surprisingly smooth and it is easy to apply to your hair evenly. Usually, oil based pomades are much thicker and can be difficult to apply properly.
  • Scent – A fresh smell with hints of cucumber that lasts throughout the day.

Smooth Viking $11.95

best cheap pomadesAn all around high quality pomade with a clean profile

  • Appearance – This product will leave your hair with a wet look and high shine. I enjoy pomades with more shine it looks more presentable in my opinion.
  • Hold – I would rate the hold as light to medium, if you have thick hair it may be best to choose a pomade with stronger hold like the oil based pomades I recommended.
  • Application – This pomade is moldable and you can use a comb or run your hands through your hair very easily to restyle it if it loses shape through the day.
  • Scent – The scent is not very strong, it has a fresh, clean smell that fades pretty quickly after applying. This is good if you like to wear cologne because the scents don’t clash.

Reuzel Blue $12.50

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A water-based high shine, strong hold pomade that is easy to wash out

  • Appearance – If you’re looking for high shine then Reuzel Blue is the pomade for you. Out of all the best cheap pomades on my list, this one has the highest shine. Its appearance is like an oil based pomade without the grease.
  • Hold – I would rate the hold as a medium to strong hold, it is good enough for a day out.
  • Application – It’s super easy to apply this pomade evenly into my hair to style it.
  • Scent – This smells a bit like vanilla and it can be a bit strong so I don’t usually pair it with a cologne. But it is unique and masculine so it is a great replacement.

Reuzel Red $10.73

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This pomade gets the job done for a cheap price

  • Appearance – This pomade gives your hair a good amount of shine depending on how wet your hair is before you apply it. It also fades throughout the day.
  • Hold – I would rate the hold as a medium to strong hold, it does the job and it lasts a few hours. For a stronger hold I would recommend using the pomade on your hair while it is dry
  • Application – It’s super easy to apply this pomade evenly into my hair to style it.
  • Scent – The smell is a bit sweet and fruity. I like that it isn’t overbearing but the smell lasts for a while and doesn’t completely fade like other pomades.

Final Thoughts

There are many options for the best cheap pomades. However, this is just a personal list of what I found to be the best value in terms of quality. The pomades on my list vary in hold and shine so you will have to decide what you’re looking for.

Where to Buy Suavecito Pomade

Where to Buy Suavecito Pomade

One of the questions I get asked the most is where to buy Suavecito Pomade. It’s one of my favorite pomades out there and I use it daily for my slick back hairstyle.

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Note: This is not my picture, but this is what pomade can do to your hair! 

You may have had trouble finding out where to buy Suavecito Pomade because it isn’t available in any chain retail stores like Walmart or Target. Instead, you’re going to have to try asking around local barber shops to see if they carry it. My first introduction to pomades was through my barber who recommended something that matched my hairstyle and type.

If you’re having trouble finding any at your local barbershops you can also purchase it from Amazon.

There are two types of Suavecito pomades, a firm hold and original hold.

Firm Hold

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If you have thick straight hair you’re definitely going to want to try Suavecito pomade. The firm hold is designed for shaping your hair into styles like the pompadour, slickback and combover.

Original Hold

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If you have fine or thin hair it is better to try the regular hold because the firm hold is much thicker. With the original hold, you’ll be getting just the right amount of hold and shine.

Some reasons I would recommend Suavecito Pomade

  • Great hold that lasts throughout the day
  • Good amount of shine
  • Washes out easily with water
  • Smells great (Subtle masculine scent that smells like Coca-Cola)
  • Hair can be restyled easily with a bit of water

This pomade is considered a classic because of its versatility, it can be used for many different hairstyles and types. If you’re just getting into pomades I definitely recommend you try it. I hope my review was useful to you and gives you a better idea of where to buy Suavecito Pomade.

I’ve also written a post about the best pomades for Asian hair. Asian hair is known to be more stubborn and thicker than other hair types.

The 5 Best Hair Products for Asian Hair

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My Experiences: 5 Best Hair Products for Asian Hair

In this post, I’ll go through my personal experiences with some of the best hair products for Asian hair. If you’re like me then you’ve probably run into a hard time finding a product that can control your hair.

Compared to other hair types, Asian hair is known to be thicker and more stubborn. These products range from low shine to high shine but the one thing they have in common is a strong hold.

I’ve also written a post about the best pomades for Asian hair. But pomade doesn’t work for all hairstyles, some people prefer other products such as wax and gels.

TIGI Bed Head B for Men Matte Separation

This product is a hair wax, and unlike other hair products it doesn’t dry out so you can run your fingers through your hair to restyle it through the day.

  • Appearance – In my opinion, this is one of the best hair products for Asian hair when it comes to messy styles. It’s great because it has a matte finish which means your hair looks how it does when you just get out of bed.
  • Hold – The hold is on this is really strong and will easily last you a day out. I have no problem playing a game of basketball or going out for the night with this product.
  • Application – The wax is very stiff and a bit difficult to apply to your hair. Make sure to rub the product together in your hands to soften it before using. It is also pretty sticky so you may want to make your hair damp first as well.
  • Scent – The scent is not too noticeable, it doesn’t smell like much. For me, this is a good thing because I can’t stand it when hair products smell too strong.

Gatsby Moving Rubber Spiky Edge

Gatsby is a Japanese company so they know how to make some of the best hair products for Asian hair. This is also hair wax and is good for shorter hairstyles.

  • Appearance – Love that this has little to no shine at all, and doesn’t make my hair oily or flaky.
  • Hold – Hold is very strong, perfect for thick and straight Asian hair. You can do mohawks, fauxhawks, side parts, or whatever you want with this wax. You can also rework your hairstyle throughout the day if your hair gets messed up.
  • Application – Compared to TIGI Bed Head the application on this is super easy. The wax is a lot softer so it’s easy to style and work into your hair.
  • Scent – There’s a slight fruity scent but it disappears after a short amount of time.

Sexy Hair Hard Up Gel

If you prefer some shine or a wet look than hair waxes aren’t going to cut it. You’re going to need a hair gel like this.

  • Appearance – Gives your hair a wet and slick look. Great for spikes and longer hairstyles. If you want a more subtle shine, you can use less as well.
  • Hold – The hold is super firm, this will keep your hair in place. Got a 12 hour day ahead of you? No problem, this will do the job. It dries fast and unlike other gels, your hair doesn’t get any white flakes either.
  • Application – Like other hair gels, it is very easy to get into your hair and spread evenly. Haven’t had any problems with this.
  • Scent – Not much of a smell to this one, kind of a slight candyish scent but you won’t notice it after a few hours.

Gatsby Moving Rubber Wild Shake

From the same company that makes the Spiky Edge, it is similar but designed for medium, instead of shorter length hairstyles. Also great for both messy and more done up styles.

  • Appearance – Similar to Gatsby’s Spiky Edge, The appearance for this is similar in many ways. There is little to no shine and has a matte finish.
  • Hold – The hold is strong enough to handle many styles and lasts for a full day. It is also reworkable like the Spiky Edge because your hair doesn’t harden or become crusty.
  • Application – The application is smooth and easy, no complaints.
  • Scent – The scent has a subtle fruity smell, it smells good and isn’t overbearing at all.

Garnier Fructis Style Manga Head


Perfect for someone looking for something in between the matte finish and the wet gel look.

  • Appearance – Gives your hair a spiky done up look without too much shine, great for getting those hairstyles that look like they’re straight out of a “manga.”
  • Hold – Hold is strong and durable, it will last for most of the day and through different conditions. I’ve used it on hot days with no problems, it also dries quickly
  • Application – The texture is really soft so it is easy to style your hair. Also easy to wash off with shampoo.
  • Scent – It has a pleasant fruity smell and is one of the products with a stronger scent.

Final Thoughts

This post goes over my personal experience with different hair products. The most important thing they all have in common is they have a strong hold because many products just aren’t made for thick and straight hair. I hope my list of some of the best hair products for Asian hair is helpful!

Let me know what you guys think and if you have any suggestions.

The 3 Best Pomades for Pompadours

What is the Best Pomade for Pompadour Hairstyle?

In this post, I will go through my experience for the best pomade for pompadour hairstyles.

The pompadour is a hairstyle that first became popular from the rock legend Elvis Presley. But since then it’s taken many different variations. If you’re looking for a new style then you should definitely try it.

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Main Qualities of a Pompadour

  • Short on the sides
  • Lots of volume on top
  • Usually leaned on to one side

There are two types of pompadours, there is the classic style like Elvis which is defined shape by the high volume on the top.

Then there is also the modern style that can be messier and more laid back. It’s all up to you on how you want to style it.

Classic Pompadour

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Modern Pompadour

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My Suggestions

Lockhart’s Authentic Professional Matte Clay 3.7oz

I prefer this pomade because I like the modern pompadour style and prefer the natural look. It has a matte finish so it works well with the messy style and it’s easy to restyle through the day. Applying it is also easy compared to other clay pomades I’ve tried that tugged on my hair.

The hold on this is strong enough for a day out and it gives your hair quite a bit of volume. It also smells good without being overbearing so that’s a plus as well. It is relatively easy to wash out compared to some of the other pomades I’ve used.

Suavecito Pomade Firme Hold 4 oz

If the natural or messy look isn’t for you than Suavecito Firme makes a nice water based pomade to get you that slick and wet look. The hold is in between a medium and a strong hold, but it works well for keeping shape. This pomade is a bit better if you’re looking to do a classic pompadour.

It also doesn’t harden and become crusty like some other products so you can redo your hair throughout the day without water. To top it all of off this pomade has a great scent.
Lockhart’s Hair Pomade Goon Grease Heavy Hold 4 ounces
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If you want to kick it old school and bring back the greaser style then put on your leather jacket and get your hands on some Goon Grease. This is an oil based pomade so you’ll definitely get the slick pompadour that others will be jealous of. It also smells pretty awesome, sort of like a pleasant cucumber scent.

It’s a thick pomade but applying is pretty easy and the hold fits its name. You won’t have any problems with keeping the shape of your hair all day. Like all oil pomades it is pretty difficult to wash off, but if you’re into that then you can leave the residue for the day after. In my experience, out of all the oil pomades, this is the best pomade for pompadour hairstyles.

Final Thoughts

In order to find the best pomade for pompadour hairstyles, you have to look for something with a strong hold because your hair has to keep up. An easy application is also important because you want to distribute the pomade evenly through your hair.

If you’re trying this hairstyle for the first time it might take a bit of practice to get it right. Everyone’s hair is different so don’t worry if you’ll find your own style.

Hope this guide for the best pomade for pompadour hairstyle helped you! Let me know what worked for you guys.

 

Layrite Super Hold Review

The Layrite Super Hold is one of my favorite pomades out of all the products that I’ve tried. It has become my go to pomade for everyday use because it performs great in many different areas.
Scent

First Glance

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The first thing you notice when you open the container is the pleasant smell of vanilla. I like that the scent is not overbearing making it easy to pair with cologne. After a couple hours, the smell fades away, but don’t worry the hold will stay with you all day.

 

Application

The consistency of the pomade is smooth and it is very easy to apply evenly into your hair. Many pomades with stronger holds are difficult to apply due to its thickness but that is not the case with Layrite. You’re going to want to apply this on dry hair for the maximum effect because it makes for a stronger hold. Layrite is also a water based pomade so you can use water to readjust your style throughout the day.

Shine
Layrite gives your hair a medium shine so your hair has the look of damp hair. It doesn’t give your hair the greasy slickback look but if that’s your style then this wouldn’t be the best pomade for you

Hold
It gives a strong hold that can easily last the whole day no matter what I’m doing as long as I don’t dive into a pool. I’ve played intense games of basketball, been bike riding and somehow my hair has held up. What I like about Layrite is that it does its job without being too thick or greasy.

Tips
Personally, I prefer more volume to my hair and less shine for a more casual look. The best way to do this is with the help of a hair dryer. After styling your hair set your hair dryer to low speed with high heat and gently run your fingers through your hair while blow drying it.

Final Thoughts
My current hairstyle is a comb back undercut and my preferences for a product is something with a medium shine and strong hold. Based on these qualities Layrite Super Hold is my favorite product to use. However, no pomade can be used for every situation so if you are in a similar situation than there is nothing better.

The 5 Best Pomades for Asian Hair

Best Pomades for Asian Hair

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Looking for the best pomade for Asian hair? I’ve had the same problem, but many of the guides I’ve read are by people who don’t know the struggle of Asian hair.

Asian hair can be difficult to style because it can be straight and thick. This means is if you’re looking to do styles like the slickback undercut or pompadour then you’re going to need a strong pomade to keep your hair under control.

Using the right product makes all the difference, I’ve gone through so many products that just didn’t work with my hair. Sometimes I had to use huge amounts of product on my hair just to get it in place. Then when it finally stuck, it became crusty and gross.. It wasn’t a good look at all..

Best Pomade for Asian Hair and You

As someone with who’s gone through the same struggle I wanted to make it easier for the rest of you so I created a list of the best pomade for Asian hair which worked for me.

Layrite Super Hold

Layrite Super hold Pomade, 4 oz
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In my opinion, this is the best pomade for thick Asian hair because the hold is awesome and it lasts me through the day.

My biggest worry was hitting the gym with my hair styled because it used to get messed up by the end of the workout. But with Layrite I haven’t ran into this problem.

I have a slickback undercut so it used to be a struggle to keep my hair under control with other products. But the hold for this is very strong and it lasts all day, even in warmer temperatures.

There is a bit of shine when you use it but it also depends on how much water you use when you style it. I found that when I used it on dry hair the shine would fade throughout the day. Another bonus with Layrite is the subtle smell of vanilla so you can still use cologne without having to worry.

 

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Imperial Classic Pomade

Imperial Classic Pomade, 6 Ounce
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The Imperial Classic Pomade is one of my favorite pomades after the Layrite. I usually use it when I want a tighter hold on my hair because the hold on this pomade is very strong. For example, when I use a comb I can keep my hair solid and close to the scalp.

So if your hair is as stubborn as my hair then this should do the trick. Be warned, it’s going to be difficult to restyle it throughout the day without a comb. The only way to restyle it is if you use water.

The pomade itself has a faint watermelon scent that disappears when it dries. It also gives a nice shine so if that’s your thing then try out the Imperial.

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American Crew Pomade

American Crew POMADE FOR HOLD AND SHINE 3 OZ for Men
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This is another popular pomade for Asian hair because of its strength. As you can see strength is an important quality for all of these pomades. I went through too many products that just didn’t hold my hair right.

The smell is very subtle for this pomade and the shine is decent as well. Compared to the Imperial it is easier to manage and you can run your hands through your hair and restyle it.

Overall, this is a great pomade if the others didn’t work for you.

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Goon Grease

Lockhart’s Hair Pomade Goon Grease Heavy Hold 4 ounces

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Personally, I’m a bigger fan of water based pomades as opposed to oil based pomades because I prefer how much easier it is to wash out. However, Goon Grease by Lockhart’s is an awesome product for those who are looking for a thick oil based pomade.

It has a pleasant but noticeable cucumber smell that stays with you throughout the day. It goes into the hair easily and it has a great hold that keeps your hair in shape.

This is perfect for people who are looking for a good amount of shine. It also works better than a lot of other products I’ve tried in the heat and I’ve found that it lasts throughout a day.

It’s best used for slickbacks, pompadours and side parts. It is definitely the best pomade for Asian hair on the market that I’ve tried out of the oil based pomades.

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Suavecito Firme Hold

Suavecito Pomade Firme Hold 4 oz
best pomade for asian hairI tried both the Layrite and Suavecito when I first started styling my slickback but I found the Layrite to better suit my style. While Suavecito is not the best pomade for Asian hair on my list, it is still great because of its strong hold.

When opening this jar the first thing you’ll notice is that it looks like a jar of jelly Coca-Cola. The smell is subtle and reminds me of cologne. What I love the most about this pomade is how strong the hold is. It gives my hair a medium shine and can easily get me through the day.

Like other water based pomades you can restyle it by using a little bit of water. Another great thing about this pomade is the fact that it doesn’t get into my eyes when I sweat.

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Extra Hold for Your Hair

When I first started styling my slickback my hair would always split in the middle along the hairline and I would constantly have to readjust it.

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I’ve had many other people tell me they’ve had the same problem, especially others  with thick hair. What worked for me was using a hairspray to keep it in place.

This is how my hair looks now when it is done.

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Got 2B Glued Blasting Freeze Spray

Got2b Glued Blasting Freeze Spray, 12 Ounce
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I’ve gone through a couple hairsprays that didn’t really do much. But this is some serious stuff. After I styled my hair I would spray a couple sprays of this and it held my hair in place perfectly, so if you’re having problems this stuff is a life saver.

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Final Thoughts and Tips

Overall, the best way to manage and style thick hair is to use a pomade with a strong hold. These are a list of 5 of the best pomades for Asian hair that I’ve found worked for me and the slickback style.

For the slickback hairstyle you should also try growing your hair for close to a year (depending on your original length) or until it is at least 4-6 inches long. Also, make sure to tell your barber to thin out your hair if you are looking for more volume.

If you have any other products or experiences to share about the best pomade for Asian hair then let me know in the comments. Thanks!

I’ve also written a post about other types of hair products for Asian hair if you prefer to try other products such as wax and gels.