Jason Momoas Aquaman is not a typical superhero. His body is covered with tattoos, his wardrobe is more at home in a biker bar than in the Hall of Justice, and even his monosyllabic slogan ("Yeah!") Is more of a heavy metal applause than a heroic rallying cry. And his hair, we have to talk about his hair. It's long, flowing, plentiful and rich. And wet.
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But like Samson or Gretchen Weiner's Mean Girls Reference! Editors ), his hair is in his power. It cemented its outsider status and lets you say something. It's surf rat hair, not Little Mermaid hair, and it looks damn cool underwater.
I'm not ashamed to admit that I would do pretty much anything to look like Jason Momoa. Which is impossible. To look like Jason Momoa, you have to be Jason Momoa. But when I saw him in the Justice League and now Aquaman on the screen, I let myself think: maybe I could have the hair. So I called Jen Stanfield, Momoa's hair and make-up artist, who worked with him on Aquaman (and in real life) to find out how I, a non-meta human, could become king of the sea hair , In her opinion, "the recipe is pretty simple." It turns out that I do not even have to grow my hair to use these tips.
To sustain the river, you must let it grow. However, that does not mean you should lose your hairdresser's phone number. If you are trimmed regularly, the ends do not stay too dry and relieve the hair in awkward phases. "It's important to keep the hair cut even with long hair," says Stanfield. "When you're at a point where you're over it, and you do not think you'll need it any longer, seek professional help to help shape it. The hair grows out easier. "Braid can be especially helpful if you have naturally curly hair like Momoa. "When curly hair grows, there is a phase in which it grows out before it starts to grow down, and hairdressers can lose weight without losing too much length," she says.
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2. Wet but not wash
For someone who spends so much time in the water, Aquaman rarely washes his hair. "We did not wash his hair more than once a week and did not use shampoo," says Stanfield. "It has been rinsed and conditioned many times, but too much to wash and clean makes it fluffy. We used a conditioner. "The concept is that, especially with dry hair like naturally curly or long hair, the use of foaming shampoos can strip hair from natural oils and even curl a hair wreath like Jason Momoas strands. Reduce your laundry only once a week and clean it with a conditioner or midwash, but keep it moist. It will still do the work and if it's good enough for Aquaman, it's good enough for you.
. 3 Get Salty
The biggest reason why Momoos hair look so good is not the length, but the texture and the secret is (of course) sea salt. "Sea salt spray gives this authentic, surfy, lived-in look," says Stanfield, who used her own blend of sea salt, rock salt and water to give Momoa's hair texture and accentuate its natural curl. When sprayed on wet hair, sea salt helps activate the natural wave and body as the hair dries. It works on all hair lengths for a disheveled, textured look and is particularly good for thin hair to add volume without weight of cream or gel. Do not sweat if you are not a home improvement. Stanfield recommends Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray, which she also uses at Momoa.
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4. Put the air in your hair
When you talk about this texture, what you do when you leave the water is just as important. "We try to let it air dry as much as possible," Stanfield says of Momoo's routine. "Especially if you have naturally curly hair, one of the best things you can do is to let it go." Air drying will make the salt spray work better and not the crunchy, dry streaks that you get with the hair dryer. But depending on how long your hair is, drying in air may take a fairly long time. If you are in a hurry and need to use a hair dryer, always use a diffuser, an attachment that mimics the effects of air drying. "Diffusers gently blow air so hair does not move too much – it's basically a natural air-drying," she says.
. 5 Stay in good condition
If hair (especially naturally curly or wavy hair) gets longer, it can become brittle, curly or swollen. Moisturizing the hair makes the difference. "We used coconut oil to condition and control the curling effect of his natural curly hair," says Stanfield. "It makes you feel more at home than freshly groomed." If you do not like to use something more in your kitchen than in your bathroom, Stanfield recommends using a moisturizer or skin care set, especially in the ends, when they dry out faster
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6. Life is a Bleach
We can not talk about Aquaman's hair without mentioning the color. Momoa herself has said that the blond color in his naturally dark hair is an allusion to Aquaman's original comic origins. However, its modern look is more inspired by sun-drenched California surfers and uses straightforward bleach to mimic the effects of the sun's rays. "We wanted it to look natural because it's in the ocean all the time," says Stanfield. "It's a hand-painted freehand technique that resembles what would happen if his hair were bleached by the sun." This is what your girlfriend calls "Ombre," which means it gets dark at the roots and too gradually gets lighter at the ends. Ask a colourist to paint with bleach rather than using transparencies or toner, and make sure your hair is long enough to spread the effect.
. 7 There's Power in the Powder
If you do not shampoo so much and use many conditioning products, your hair can quickly turn from oily to badly greasy. In this case, Stanfield recommends the use of a texturing powder. "Dry shampoos are generally quite fragrant, so they're not a good product for men, but a powder works in a similar fashion," she says. "The dust absorbs some oil, so it helps if you get too oily." Texturing powder also helps to pump up thin hair and make it fuller. Sprinkle on your scalp and use a comb or brush to pull it through your hair. Back combing helps to distribute the powder and build up volume.
. 8 And finally, note on the beard
We do not say that Aquaman's long beardless hair would not be cool, but it certainly helps. The secret is the shape, which is maintained by regular whiskers. "It's a bit pointed, it's longer on the chin," says Stanfield. The point is not Khal Drogo extreme, but he stretches and chisels his face and compensates for the ferocity of his hair. Stanfield recommends using a beard balm or wax to sculpt and condition the beard, and a beard trimmer, such as both Wahl and Momoa, to remove stray hair or curls. Be sure to keep the lines sharp. "When you see the difference next to the skin, the shape becomes even more accentuated," she says. "Keep the side areas [like cheeks and neck] tight so they do not look too wiping or woolly."