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Hair: Greasy and stylish OR clean and messy?

Asked by jfos (7380points) March 1st, 2010
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Which is more attractive: Clean hair that is unstylish and/or messy or dirty/greasy hair that is styled well?

Which is more professional? Do you have any personal experience here? Anecdotes? Examples?

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Jude's avatar

How about clean hair that’s styled well?

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

I can’t imagine a situation where greasy hair would be a better option than clean hair.

jfos's avatar

I’m not trying to decide which to have, I’m asking for opinions. Thank you.

Just_Justine's avatar

Clean. You are talking about guys right? I like guys to be guys, not reminding me of my mother with all that hairspray and goo she wore.

gailcalled's avatar

Cleanliness always. And one man’s “stylish” is another’s NSFW.

Facade's avatar

What @jjmah said

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@jjmah yes, your’s is my answer, too. Greasy is NEVER attractive. Ick.

lazydaisy's avatar

clean and messy, please.

knitfroggy's avatar

Greasy hair never works. YUCK! I have clean hair that is styled very messy.

Trillian's avatar

Clean and messy. Just finished watching a tribute to Layne Staley. Definitely clean. what’s up with all these guys trying to look like Ed Grimley?

escapedone7's avatar

Are you referring to the hair actually being dirty or just having a greasy look because the guy put a little Dapper Dan or V05 gel in his hair to get the bed head under control, and the result looks a little greasy compared to leaving the bed head?

I think clean, always. Some people like myself have hair that is a little unruly. In that case getting a good cut that works with your waves and curls instead of against them, or a shorter cut, might be a better solution than dousing your head with grease to keep it from sticking up.

I think clean and messy is better but from the reactions I see people get in public, greasy people who look well combed are treated less like vagrants than people sporting a cave man look.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

If there was no other choice then I would go for clean and messy. I can’t stand the feeling of greasy, oily hair. It feels as though the head is 50 kgs heavy!

PacificToast's avatar

Cleanliness, you can always easily style hair.

Violet's avatar

both sounds very gross, but greasy sounds even worse

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