The Shake and Go hairstyle is the sort of hairstyle that always looks good on a male with curly hair. A medium-length hairstyle, the Shake and Go is the hairstyle to sport if you want a fast yet great-looking hairstyle!
How to get and style the cool Shake and Go hairstyle!
The Shake & Go hairstyle is great medium-length hairstyle curly haired men as the curls are allowed to express themselves freely with this cool hairstyle: you shake your head and you are ready to go! The Shake and Go is one of the hairstyles that I recommend in my bestselling book, The Curly Hair Book, as it is very easy to do and always looks great with curly hair.
Corbin Bleu from whatever Disney crap slash movie he is famous for; he knows how to get a cool Shake and Go!
Hair length category
Medium length, long
Suitable curly hair type
All types of curly hair (I to V) can be styled in a Shake and Go.
Haircut for the Shake and Go hairstyle
Get your hair to an even medium length (preferably 4-5 inches) all around your head. Alternatively, you can have the sides and back tapered down to a #2 while the top is 4-5 inches in length. Lastly, you can also have your hair at a long length, but make sure that your hair is no longer than eyebrow level (i.e. the hair on the front of the head is not long enough to cover your eyes).
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How to style the Shake and Go hairstyle
Coat your damp waves, coils or kinks with your chosen hairstyling product, then shake your head sideways until you’re happy with how the hair looks. Once you’ve shaken your head, bend your head forward and rapidly swing it backwards; that’s it, do not manipulate the hair or touch it. Both the shaking and the swinging back of the hair will get your waves/coils/kinks resting freely on your head; because, at a medium length (and even at a long length), curly hair will still defy gravity, the Shake & Go will give you a very-natural look to your hair.
Good hairstyling products to use to style your hair include hair gel, hair mousse, natural oils and/or a leave-in conditioner. You can mix and match the quoted products or alternate between them according to the day. In the case of natural oils, only coat the tips of the curls.
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Which popular male has sported a cool Shake and Go hairstyle?
Corbin Bleu, in the TV movie High School Musical, is a great male illustration of the Shake & Go hairstyle.
Corbin Bleu knows how to use his curls to seduce da ladiez
Men’s hair products to use for the Shake and Go hairstyle
Since the curly hair is left to express itself in the Shake and Go hairstyle, you need some good products that encourage the freeflow of your curls. The following are some good men’s hair products to use to get your Shake and Go hairstyle. They all open in a new window to go to their respective Amazon page.
- Hair gel (only light hold gel)
- Leave-in conditioner
- Hair mousse
- Extra-virgin olive oil (apply a tiny amount when the hair is damp)
- Shea butter (apply a tiny amount when the hair is damp; it it has solidified, heat a little to achieve a creamy consistency)
- The Curly Hair Book
The Shake and Go hairstyle is an excellent styling option if you have medium length curly hair, whichever its curl type. I totally recommend the Shake and Go if you’re beginning to optimise your curly hair as per the advice here in Manly curls and in my book, The Curly Hair Book. So there, shake those curls and get them looking tight!