everywhere I look , I see guys are really concerned about shine.
I've had SMP myself, and no, Im not an expert, just wanted to share my 2 cents here
I've tried several recommendations , like milk of magnesia, OTC matting creams, etc, looking for matting and antishine agents for SCALP or for guys. Nothing really there.
then i looked at products for girls. Turns out that ladies have been dealing with shiny-oily skin for generations, and they have a multitude of tried and tested products especially made for them. Remember the little powder case that they would carry around in their bags, and dab on at every occasion? thats what its for: to reduce shine!!
So i recently got myself a transparent compressed powder , and guys, it works! kills shine all over the scalp, evens out scalp tone, lasts for hours, probably all day if you dont sweat, and is easy to apply.
I have several long and shiny scars in the back of my head, courtesy of the nice "Doctors" who did my plugs years ago, and the |SMP does camouflage them to some degree, but the scar skin is particularly shinier than normal skin. The powder matting agent kills the shine and makes the scar way less noticeable in direct light.
Just be discreet when pulling out your little powder case and dabbing your noggin in public!
When it comes to make-up, no point in reinventing the wheel , the girls have been doing it since the stone age, so we should look at what they do, they know every trick in the book.
for example, just try a search for "best anti shine face powder transparent" on google, amazon, ebay...
btw, mine cost me 4 or 5 quid on ebay, free ship.