Men Ask: What’s The Difference between Hair Clay, Gel and Wax?

Remember the old days wherein boy bands hair were just long, wavy and two-sided? lol. 90’s look will forever be on the minds of those who witnessed it. Ever wonder what hair product they had applied? Don’t ask me, I don’t know too. Well whatever that is leave it there and never dig it up again. The evolution of men’s hairstyle is far different from the “back street back... alright” sensation. And with different Lamido Fashion hair products to complement each and every hairstyle there is, you really have to know them, and all their uses.

But first ask yourself what your hair is like—thick and curly, curly waves, thin and straight, or just thick. Then think of what you prefer best—hair clay, gel or hair wax? You need to analyze these fundamentals in order to have that suave look. And hey, studies have shown that women consider these factors before dating.

Hair Clay
Hair clays tend to be oily, matte and harder to apply as well and to wash out. It’s heavier among other hair products, and hair might become flat more easily. These are perfect for guys with rougher hair texture, mostly for those who have thick hair. It’s good for those hairs that might stick up awkwardly. It’s not Halloween yet, so... don’t scare people with your horns.

P.S: These products are not for your shiny intentions.

Hair Gel
These products have a heavy feel on the hair when applied. They cause that wet look style, shines, and dries very hard. Perfect for those who want to achieve a smart, sleek look, or a back comb. But this is really a bad choice for guys who have a fine, thin and straight hair, because it tends to pile up your hair on a thick bunches when it dries, I mean, it almost show your skull out, really a bad choice. But they last longer out of the three products though.

Hair Wax
There are two types of hair wax:
Soft wax is used to control frizziness and improve the texture of your hair. Mostly these products are like creams, and are a match for that loose, curly hair to maintain bounce and good for lightweight styling with minimal hold, in short—for a better natural look. 

If there is soft then there is HARD. Hard wax is the most versatile of them all. It is suited for all hair types, including the thin hair. Basically it has a stronger hold compared to the soft wax but lesser hold than that of a gel or a hair spray. It can also provide shine and is easier to wash out compared to hair gel or clay.

Since the digital age is on a fast lane, online shopping is now a new trend. If you want to shop for men’s fashion items even if you’re on the go, you can download the Lamido App for your own convenience.
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Smart 'Doon Po Sa Amin' 2015 Winners Announced!

The biggest and longest-running online local content activity that encourages Filipinos to join the digital conversation about the nation – Doon Po Sa Amin (DPSA), has finally announced the 2015 leg winners. On its 7th stretch of searching the best hometown stories that showcases the best of history, traditions, festivals and activities, places to visit, notable people, unique plants and animals, special delicacies, and local products. DPSA simply engage Filipinos to participate in the digital conversation to boost Pinoy Pride.

Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), the leading wireless services leader ion the country presented the best local stories from among the entries submitted to the 7th Doon Po Sa Amin (DPSA) competition. This year’s local stories are presented through a music video, documentary, and animation.  These are all mapped online via the DPSA website.

Generating more than 1,500 hometown stories, DPSA allows Filipinos to take part in documenting Philippine culture and history using technology for all the world to see,” said Smart Public Affairs Group Head Ramon Isberto.

Initially launched exclusively for schools in partnership with the Department of Education, Smart has included an open division for this year’s run.

Domingo Yu Chu National High School bagged the Grand Prize for the student division with the documentary on the discovery of fossils of Ammonites in Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro. Ammonite is a type of mollusk that lived during the Mesozoic era, along with the dinosaurs. This is why Mansalay is called the Jurassic Park of the Philippines.

Fossils of Ammonites, a type of mollusk that lived during the time of the dinosaurs,
can be found in Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro—the Jurassic Park of the Philippines.

Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo National High School, which featured the Life of Lirio Salvador—the sound artist who makes instruments out of scrap metals—was the 1st Runner-Up. Eastern Samar National Comprehensive High School placed 2nd Runner-Up, with their entry about Eugenio Daza E. Salazar, a teacher who joined the revolutionary forces and lead the Balangiga attack in Eastern Samar during the Philippine-American war.

Lirio Salvador, the sound artist from Cavite, creates instruments out of scrap metals.

In the open division, a team from Rizal took home the grand prize. The team showed why Angono, Rizal is considered the Arts Capital of the Philippines. Entries from Iloilo and Albay were 2nd and 3rd placers, respectively. Iloilo team featured the historical significance of Sampaw Bato in San Joaquin, Iloilo, while team Albay provided a virtual tour around the must-visit places in Camalig.

An entry about Panagdadapun Festival in Quirino Province created by Maddela Comprehensive High School won the People’s Choice Award for student division, while a team from Cebu who featured an exotic dip called Tuslob Diwa won in the open division. The teams got the most number of votes in the Facebook poll conducted by Smart. Emerging as the best music video entry, Ilocos Norte National High School bagged the SPINNR Award with their video entry about the cultural heritage of the Ilocanos.

Tuslob Buwa, which literally means “to dip in bubbles”, contains liver, pig’s brain, meats,
and other spices. Puso (cooked rice wrapped in coconut leaves) is usually paired with it.

To view all the entries, visit the DPSA website here. You may also follow DPSA on Facebook here or on Twitter here for more Pinoy local stories.

DPSA is supported by media partners Manila Bulletin, Philippine Star, Mindanao Times, Sun.Star-Cebu, Magic 89.9, and RMN (Cebu, Dumaguete, Davao, Iligan) and community partners Google Business Group-Baguio, Cebu Blogging Community, Iloilo Bloggers, Davao Bloggers, CDO bloggers, and SoCCSKSarGen Bloggers.  

DPSA is aligned with Smart’s Internet for all advocacies that aims to make information available and accessible to more Filipinos through web and mobile technologies.  
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Dolefil: Mural Painting Contest

Mural painting is a public art often deals with difficult social, political and economic problems. However, in today’s generation, mural painting has become an integral part of the aesthetic, social and cultural statement. With that, still in celebration of its 50th Anniversary, Dole Philippines, Incorporated (or “Dolefil”) in partnership with the Norfolk Foundation, Inc./Dole Philippines School are partnering to offer an exciting opportunity to local artists – Mural Painting Contest

The Contest will be held in Dole Philippines, Inc. in Polomolok, South Cotabato on February 28, 2015 (Saturday) with the central theme, “Dolefil Cares”. See mechanics and eligibility to join after the jump.


1. The contest is open to all enrolled high school and college students of schools in Region XII.

2. There will be two categories for this Contest:
  • High School and
  • College/University.
3. There is no limit as to how many teams each SCHOOL / COLLEGE / UNIVERSITY will register; however, each team is allowed to submit only one (1) entry/design. Each group must be composed of three (3) members and only one (1) adviser (optional for college students’ category).

4. Actual participants will be pre-selected from the list of submitted entries and will be notified through letter, phone call or fax on or before February 24, 2015. 

To read the full details of the mechanics and how you can join the contest, kindly download the pdf file format here: MECHANICS: Mural Painting Contest


1. All participants will receive a Certificate of Appreciation and Dole products from the Contest Committee.

2. The winning school/college/university will get a plaque/trophy, cash prize and Dole products according to their ranking.

3. All winners will be announced on the day of the contest.
  • 1st Prize  10,000 (Champion)
  • 2nd Prize 7,000
  • 3rd Prize 5,000
Apart from the major awards to be given to the winning teams, Dolefil will be awarding the photo with the most number of accumulated likes and shares on Facebook as People’s Choice Award and will received Cash Prize and Club Kalsangi Gift Cheque.

To join, download the official registration form here: OFFICIAL REGISTRATION FORM

So what are you waiting for? Join now!
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SMART Fast, Fun and Worry-Free Online Shopping Experience

Whether it’s shopping for the latest fashion trends or looking for the best deals on hotel accommodations, wireless services leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) continues to power your online lifestyle needs with exclusive deals for subscribers on popular e-Commerce sites such as Zalora and Airbnb.

We have partnered with the best and the biggest names in e-Commerce to bring you the greatest online shopping deals from Zalora and Airbnb right at your fingertips,” said Charles Lim, EVP and Wireless Consumer Division Head at Smart. “With Smart, you’ll have the fast, fun, and worry-free Internet experience that will power all your online needs, all at your own convenience.”

The best fashion finds

The new year means opportunities for a fresh start, and that includes a new set of wardrobe from the country’s leading online fashion portal Zalora. Now, Smart subscribers can update their look and keep up with the latest fashion trends with an exclusive 15% discount on apparel purchases from Zalora through Smart Rewards.

To avail of the discount, users must first be members of the Smart Rewards program by texting REWARDS to 9800. After registering, simply text REDEEM <space> ZALORA to 9800 to get your FREE discount codes for online shopping. The promo is open to all Smart prepaid, postpaid, and broadband subscribers nationwide.

Once the code is sent to your phone, simply log on to, register for an account (if you don’t already have one), choose the apparel that best suits your taste, and enter the discount code at the proper field upon checkout.

So grab the chance to try on new styles and wow your friends with your new outfits, and discover that Smart is all you need for all your fashion needs.

The most unique accommodations

Meanwhile, Smart Postpaid subscribers can instantly get a P1,500 discount on their Airbnb accommodations by simply being part of the country’s biggest mobile network.

To avail of the offer, subscribers only need to visit the Airbnb website ( or access the Airbnb app on their iOS or Android phones and input the unique promo code linked to their mobile number at the checkout page.

To be eligible for the discount, the booking cost must be at least P3,000 and their stay at the chosen accommodation must end on or before May 31, 2015. The discount may only be used once per registered Airbnb user in the Philippines.

Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodation around the world — online or from a mobile phone. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 190 countries. 

To know more about the mechanics of this limited-time offer, visit

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Sarangani Bay Festival 2015: Official Dates Revealed!

It’s a date for the biggest, the wildest, the wettest and the most anticipated beach party in Mindanao. On this summer 2015, Sarangani Bay Festival is gearing for another year of remarkable celebration that would definitely cap all summer parties in the country. The SarBay’s breadth of experience, fun and merriment unveiled this year’s official dates, May 15 and 16, 2015.

Sarangani Bay Festival 2015 or SarBay 15 is now turning 10! – And to official open the first decade of celebration, the Sarangani Tourism Council and Sarangani Bay Festival organizing team proudly uploaded a video teaser that would surely make you trembling with excitement.

Last year, because of its notable festivity – Sarangani Bay Festival was awarded as the Best National Tourism Event in Sports, Adventure, and Wellness 2014 by the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (ATOP) and Department of Tourism (DOT).

To know more of the latest updates and schedules of SarBay 2015, don’t forget to follow official page on facebook.

Facebook: Sarangani Bay Festival LIKE now!

Don’t forget this year’s official hashtag to count your voice in: #SarBayForever

See you all!

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