When times come when they become real pain in the ass, when i want to chop them off….. Its my friends that give me the power to live my dreams.. . Honestly, this is pretty motivating. Glad to be part of the community & thanks again for putting together such a great site! The struggle that men face on a daily basis as to what is and what is not masculine is absolute insanity. I have a freedom with my hair. Your articles and youtube videos stopped me from making mistakes (like using a blow-dryer to dry your hair too often, brushing when wet etc…) and helped me take better care of my hair. Not every man has hair in the nose and ears. If I could help folks with 8+ inches of love (hair that is) why not give the gift that would keep on giving. You’ve asked a few questions, we’ll try to answer them for you. This was a recurring theme in my life… Baseball scholarship to college: grooming standards heavily suggesting short hair. But at school gym class was so annoying cause you couldent wear hats and I just wasn’t down with the whole man bun thing. Middle parting. Hey dudes , Steve aka Powerballad from the UK here. I just ordered a can of super strong hair spray to counteract those flyaways It was a different time and having long hair made you a target of just about every short hair. Hope this helps man! Another Cancer (melanoma x 2) and now I’m turning 61 on Dec. 6th. So I never did it. Would you lose your house and be destitute? As long hair suggested the time and money to tend it, so a cropped style implied poverty, practicality, an avoidance of machinery. Also conditioner, coconut oil, and spray-in moisturizers can be effective. To say the least, I am proud to have a head of thick, curly-Arby fries laying upon my shoulders. If being like everyone else is right why so many unhappy people? Hell yes man! p.s. I just never realized that everyone goes through the same steps (meaning the awkward/shaggy stage) so it makes me feel more confident in this choice. I always want to have my hair long and I hate to cut my hair when I was in the school was a requeriment and now nobody asks me to do it… only some jealous and meddlesome people… now I’m in the college and nobody ask me for haircut not going to follow rules from other about my hair now I have free and wild hair lol My hair grew a lot in hospital during recovery, and now I’ve got it around middle of my back. Back then, all rock stars had long hair, so that’s what I needed. Zack, When I look in a mirror I see me Couldn’t ship my GTO home from Hawaii for free. To use a surfing analogy, you can’t get good, or advance in the sport, or get the real heavy doses of adrenaline and endorphins until you’re willing to overcome a certain fear. Thanks for the great content guys! I’m 20 years old and I have tried to grow my hair out multiple times but I can never get past the awkward stage. Having long hair is part of daily life, part of who I am, part of me. I am appalled by how many companies require men to have short hair. Thanks for the comment and best of luck in your goal to reach mid-back. And it’s great to find a group like this one that unites the longhairs under a banner at long last. Brooklyn Beckham got a love letter from his fiancée permanently etched on his entire neck. You can … 7. I just cant believe what having long hair as a man releases in some people. I had long hair all through the 80’s…who didn’t:-) But after that i always had fades & real short hair. I’ve been growing my hair out and have successfully made it past the awkward phase and it’s currently just past my shoulders (if I don’t count the natural flip that it has). Also, send a link for the anti-frizz cream you use. You deal with it. The only thought I have right now is to get hats or something. All they have is the lousy comments and opposition about my hair. “How should I dry my hair?”, “How should I tie it?”, “What should I do?”, “What shouldn’t I do?”. What this means is that for a man who is boyish or feminine, he looks worse... yet, for a man who’s quite masculine, long hair stands as a contrast to his vibe, which both calls attention to his masculinity and makes him stand out. That is when I started growing my hair which is now shoulder length since my wife trimmed it twice for me. They also typically have … It will definitely not feel right cutting it off it just feels like part of my personality and my chill laid back but also really fun lifestyle. Skip to main content. You’re the man, thanks for sharing. I first grew my hair long in 1967. Yo yo Breeze! I have spent almost 40 years outside meeting the demands of my occupation , soon this year I’ll be moving onto a new life too deal with the whirlwind it’s created , so I will let it grow and see where it all falls , it’s definitely easier too let it grow then to try too maintain it , it’s amazing how many comments and looks you get , stereotyping is prevelent to say the least , goodluck with the growth too all , definitel felt crazy good,too unload that ! Bare with me as I go through the awkward stage. I always thought it was easy, and you don’t need to do anything. So glad someone caught that. 6. Thanks. . Looking forward to your progress. – I also donate to Locks of Love. Awesome site & look foeward to purchasing some goods from you☝. Mom always said she liked me with longer hair and would often make the off-hand comment, “You should try growing your hair out.” Several years in the Navy’s submarine service saw me with the typical military high & tight, which at the time didn’t bother me, but when I got out, I wanted something different. I know I am now ready to be a Longhair. ... had a lot to do with short styles being the norm. But found u guys. It also represents the fighter in me. But my hair is who I am, without it I would feel and be different. In 1968 in Tucson, AZ, I was walking down by the University when I heard insults being hurled at me for my long hair. Hey guys love this page! Hey fellow homies! Before I had time to react, I was jumped by some anti-hippie long hair hating cowboys in a pickup truck and knocked unconscious. my wife loves long hair on guys–just not on me, because i’m the sole breadwinner and definitely can’t jeopardize my job and income. Long hair embodies empowerment and authenticity, in both the spiritual, and physical realm of existence. Then, from 28 to now 31 ive been growing it again, and ive been through multiple awkward stages, and ive lost the hair i loved to things beyond my control, as well as my own choice, but i love my hair. I started to grow my hear when I was a teenager (probably between 13 to 14). Playing with your hair might be your sort of subconscious way of showing you care about what that person thinks of your physical appearance. Hell yeah Steve. Keep lettin it ride! I decide to grow my hair because why not? Hey guys! Living Thank you! It has gained me so much confidence. Now I have it & love it. I am currently in grade 9 going to 10. Having a long hair is a commitment that is same as having pet. How likely is that worst-case scenario? Your tips and stories are all great! There’s no hiding it, no gelling it, no combing it. Because I feel like I owe it to someone.” 10. Great to hear from you man and congratulations on your journey, that’s badass! Discipline, commitment, perseverance…sounds like a blog post! Already a subscriber? (by the way sorry about my orthography and spelling english is not my first language), i love long hair, i am in my 4th month of hair growth. We especially appreciate retired military turned longhair. I had short hair when the military and most of my life while working in a hospital. Good news! So cool you guys made this a part of the site. Hope you’ve made it back to our site since your comment. Jeffery! So cool to have this source of knowledge. My first job didn’t allow it for it was “not good to look at” or “not presentable” or “you look like a rebel” so I obliged. Nice post. Although my father was and still is my hero to this day, this is the one hurdle I could never jump with him. Last hair cut was in April 2016. At 25 I could finally put my plan into action. Your parents both were there for you!” Those people would be correct in saying those things. Keep up the good work, hope the site grows in popularity. I feel good about myself. I’m new to the site too. It will get in your food, bed, car, sheets, beer, toothpaste, shaving cream, sun glasses, underwear, sink, computer and strangest of all places wrapped around your ballsack. but at this point my hair is so connected with me i dont care what people have to think or say about my hair, because my hair makes me truly feel good. As for moisture, check out this post. I’m in charge here. Glad to hear about your journey man! I’ve heard good things about Mane & Tail, though I’ve never actually tried believe it or not. I have found renewed hope in my decision to grow my hair out, like the stories I have read, the decision to do what I want is paramount. Fear of bigger waves, fear of getting pounded, fear of what could happen out there. they say old guys with long hair look even older, so lookin online for my new dew, and up comes a youtube vid from the longhairs! I needed the motivation. Welcome to The Longhairs and thanks for sharing your story. Sold it there. ( maybe not so much spoiled ) With a father that had been in the Marine Corps and was currently a police officer, there were very strict house rules. Then something came to my head, i don’t want any popular haircut anymore it feels so boring to me already plus all those hair wax, hair spray, gels you spend every month. Repping it from Allendale! Partly because I like it personally, partly I must admit I would like to look a bit different than all those “standard” looking men. Every guy with long hair has a reason for it. WELCOME ABOARD AMIGO, NEXT STOP, LAND OF LOCKS! You are going to look like trash for a longggg time. And through the years i tried many different haircut you name it from “mohawk”to “Justin Bieber Hairstyle”. Keep up the awesome content, and KEEP LETTIN IT RIDE!!! Awkward stages, beanies, ballcaps: they’re all part of the journey. And, according to one study, it is also a true reflection of our personality. Rock n roll, guys!! Thanks for sharing your story, and pumped up you found us. We’ve met a lot of former military men gone longhair lifer. Hair is spiritual to my people, to us we cut our hair in times of sorrow, need, and sometimes as offerings because it is truly the only thing that is yours… That is of you. I originally started to grow my hair out in 2010 because I have always wanted long hair but having curly 3a/3b type hair never knew how to look after it so would give up. I am so grateful for that. Good old mum. Hell yea Max! I also want to apologize for the lack of punctuation and correct grammar in this cause I’m not about to proof read it . Learn how your comment data is processed. … My only regret is having cut it short in my mid to late 20´s when I was a sex symbol. Anyway I can speed it up? I retired 2 years ago and haven’t cut it since I retired. As a younger person with a lot to experience yet, and having had a lot of good fortune in life, I think this analogy applies to many if not most areas of life. Welcome to the team and keep lettin it ride! Started making changes when they found the first Cancer (Lymphoma) at the age of 50. When I started university I started rocking the half bun and by the age of 19, I was rocking a full bun. (?) Cheers man, and good luck. I’ve been big into heavy metal since I was a kid in the 80s and I always thought the old hippie look (and music) from the 60s was cool. Cut my hair today my azz!!! Research from the Scandinavian Journal of Psychology indicates that a woman’s hair length doesn’t really affect her attractiveness that much. 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