This may be a losing battle (finding it easier to pick those these days), but I was wondering if anyone had run into this.
Dad hasn't kept his hair cut short in years. Instead, he got stuck in the era of the doo-wap "Conk" (Think James Brown or Johnny Mathis) and has worn his hair slicked back with a ton of pomade or hair grease for YEARS. Dad's hair is already straight, so thankfully the doesn't need to chemically straighten it.
This hairstyle requires a lot of work for anyone, but my heart breaks when I observe him completely breathless after a hair styling session (he won't let me help him). In addition, he has completely lost a sense of what a reasonable amount of product is, so he ends up glopping this sticky, greasy goop onto his hair which ends up looking like a greasy mess. He then has trouble "tying up" his hair (translation: covering with a silk scarf overnight) because he's lost a lot of feeling in his hands.
I've learned that I can't change him (the old me would have tried to convince him to cut his hair short), so what can I do to NOT worry about it. It's HIS hair, but it looks bad, and he gets so out-of-breath trying to maintain this style that probably should have NEVER been fashionable!! HAHAHA!