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Re: Men's hair styles...

Post by eindhoven » 02 Dec 2012 08:53

The style you are all looking for is called an undercut. Any decent barber can do it. Some of the images posted include finger waves which was also a styling technique. As for the shortness of the sides that's up to you.

If you need a how to: Source: http://www.fashionising.com/trends/b–un ... 13983.html
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Post by Sgt. Veldeman » 14 Sep 2013 17:11

Germans don't seem to have thick hair and I do. Would it work ?

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Post by carius » 16 Sep 2013 12:51

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Post by carius » 16 Sep 2013 13:16

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Post by edelweiss » 15 Nov 2013 14:55

Sgt. Veldeman wrote:Germans don't seem to have thick hair and I do. Would it work ?
yep, just try it

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Post by stupidmop » 15 Nov 2013 18:04

Does anyone know what the actual product was that men used during the war to style their hair (obviously when they had the time/desire . . . ). I ask because I am just getting into reenacting and I wear my hair in a period style, but I use a modern product (Imperial Fiber Pomade). I would like to have--if possible--something from the period so I won''t get the "authenticity" police on me in the morning!
"You cannot qualify war in harsher terms than I will. War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it." -- Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman

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Post by anondragon2012 » 19 Nov 2013 20:39

stupidmop wrote:Does anyone know what the actual product was that men used during the war to style their hair (obviously when they had the time/desire . . . ). I ask because I am just getting into reenacting and I wear my hair in a period style, but I use a modern product (Imperial Fiber Pomade). I would like to have--if possible--something from the period so I won''t get the "authenticity" police on me in the morning!
Hi there!
Products will have varied depending on social class.
Most average German who fought in WW2 were 1930s men, which were the worst times for Germany.

I know from good source that my great-grandfather (Wehrmacht Heer) used something called "Haarwasser" (Hair Tonic), from Third Reich German brands which probably dont exist today anymore lol.

Also I know most poor German youth just put plain grease in their hair. It had to be GREASY/SLICK as possible. That was the fashion for a "proper German elegant look".

The main important thing was...That it was greasy but not like the American greasers. It was not HARD so modern Gel and Pomades used by rockers dont work.

The absolute BEST for the German clean look is either
- Hair Tonic with grease
- Best absolute pomade: Murrays Hair-Glo. This stuff is just like Third Reich pomades sold in Germany in the period. Dont use Murrays regular pomade which is too hard.

In terms of hairstyles...It was more of a forced haircut than anything else in the Wehrmacht Heer.
You pretty much had to have whitewalls (regulation military haircut) for gasmasks, etc.

So what happen is...Most Germans had long 1930s cuts like Dicaprio in Titanic (Long top a bit shorter side BUT NOT WHITEWALL), and when they went into the Army, the Army just shaved the sides to make it fit regulation.

Then it became military fashion to have whitewalls. By the way Waffen SS were often looked down by Heer soldiers because they often didnt have whitewalls but grew their hair like Dicaprio style civilians :)

Hope this helps

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Post by AlifRafikKhan » 11 Feb 2014 18:41

Nice haircut of an unknown SS-Sturmmann from the SS-Panzergrenadier Regiment 1 "Totenkopf", summer 1944...

Source: http://slesvigske.dk/totenkopf2.htm
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Post by ylla » 14 Feb 2014 23:50

The long fringe swept to the side, short on side and short at back is most appealing to me. A great hair do. The long fringe has came back to mens hair today.

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Post by ylla » 15 Feb 2014 01:19

>>>>>>Then it became military fashion to have whitewalls. By the way Waffen SS were often looked down by Heer soldiers because they often didnt have whitewalls but grew their hair like Dicaprio style civilians <<<<<<

Thank you for all your vivid information. :)

Really, heer soldiers looked down on waffen SS soldiers because of their hair?

May i asked? Which did your grandfathers fought for? Did they have typical heer , waffen ss hair do's?

Im generally interested in german soldiers lives. :thumbsup: :milsmile:

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Post by carius » 26 Jun 2014 10:30

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Post by Stephanie625 » 29 Jun 2014 05:29

Anyone who was a girl in the 90s, in America, might have had a crush on a skater boy with similar style. Shaved up, long on top.

As I recall, there is some *small* controversy, *recently* seen on line, with young men asking for the "Hitler Youth". Although I believe the musician youth in the photo would have been fatigue drilled, for that slop.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/17/fashi ... .html?_r=0

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Post by Stephanie625 » 29 Jun 2014 05:33

You might use Vaseline as well.

For anyone who wants to do war reenactments, try this site for brands:

http://www.pomade-shop.eu/Pomades/Pomades-of-the-1930s

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Post by Stephanie625 » 29 Jun 2014 05:37

Sgt. Veldeman wrote:Germans don't seem to have thick hair and I do. Would it work ?
Tell that to my husband and daughter. I'm Norwegian/Norman French, he's German-Italian. My family has regular thickness, his Italian father is regular/thin, his German mother, him, and our daughter (especially her) have irritatingly thick waves. Most recognized at 6 in the morning, trying to prepare for the school bus.... 8O

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Post by Keir » 07 Jul 2014 09:34

Took Sedition's photos with me to the local friseur before getting my passport photo taken- have to admit I chickened out...
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