Mod hairstyle tips for unruly hair?

So here's my problem: I have a very unique type of hair. It's wiry, frizzy, and sticks up everywhere. When it gets long (for me, long is an inch to an inch and a half with my hair) it's super curly and wavy, but not in a good way. Just random kinks of hair just standing up, there's no rhyme or reason to it! To give you an idea of how bad it is, my hair when I took the picture for my profile is at it's absolute longest. I had to wet it, comb like crazy, and actually physically hold my hair down for it to work in that pic. And then when it dries at that length it looks terrible. It just won't stay! I'm sick of having the same crew cut that everyone else has at my school, and I don't want the shoulder length, messy grunge look that a lot of other guys have too, for obvious reasons. I want a medium length, mod style haircut that'll compliment my style and set me apart from the crowd. Since there are so many types of "mod" haircuts for guys, here are some pics to show you what I'm aiming for:

You know what I mean...

So anyway, how would I go about this? Would you reccomend a relaxer gel? Or a hair straightener? Or should I just slick it down with spray or mousse or something like that? I don't exactly want to be dripping with product (like some dirty rocker >:D ) or damage my hair/cause it to break or fall out. If any of you have any experience with this or have other ideas, please let me know. Thanks :))

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  • Aha! I found the pic I mentioned ! Curly, wavy, unruly hair....circa 1964; no less of a mod for it, slightly grown out College Boy cut.3297976693?profile=RESIZE_1024x1024

    • 3297985198?profile=originalGentlemen I'll meet your David Morse and raise you a Michael Sheen !

    • Don't see myself Motown perhaps if Graham could give pic of him in a dirty Mac we could compère
    • Now I'm confused.

    • Er, thanks for the generous compliments lads, but if you go back in the thread a bit you will see that this is actually my brother - I posted it because HE was the one with the curly, unruly hair (and the short fat hairy legs) I of course was far more handsome, and with much more managable hair.!

  • Seriously Mike, the first thing I would suggest is that you dismiss all of the celebrities that you posted pictures of on your thread intro' as being models of Mod hairstyles. I think many older members of MG would probably also tell you that original mods' hair was nothing like the look sported by Messers Weller, Gallagher and Wiggins these days. Ronnie Lane would be a great example of a curly-headed original mod; and not just a stage mod - a real-life Face. Original mods had much shorter hair than the more recent "grey mod mullets", and it was often cut in a "College Boy" style with a side parting and a bit of a blow-wave (not necessary if you already have curly hair) True, some mods did have their hair straightened in imitation of Steve Marriot, With tight curly hair, I would consider a close cut (almost a crop) and letting the sideburns creep down a little, then finishing them neatly at a slightly rakish angle as you shave.

    • Excellent advice, thank you Graham!

    • You are welcome MIke - I can tell you this because I got my first "mod" haircut in 1964 with my older half-brother, who just happened to have tight curly hair, and I still have a picture of him at that time (I might try to post it on "cool pics" - there are a few other shots in black and white of some local Stamford Hill lads "arsing about" in typical loutish fashion lol!)

    • In fact Doc, I wasn't too young to remember, so I don't know where that came from - but I did ask Len if he would agree that the College Boy was a mod haircut - all I knew was that that was what most of the older lads would have at the time. Len agreed, although he rather came down on the side of the crop as the mod haircut of choice. .

  • Don't ask me .... whatever I do, I end up looking like Eddie Piller on a bad hair day!

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