What it means to have long hair

Every guy with long hair has a reason for it. Maybe it’s a statement, or a story, maybe it’s about his character and who he is. Maybe he just doesn’t like getting his hair cut. But there’s something about it for all of us.

Here’s what it means to these Longhairs.


This is El Rubio. He was high & tight for about 30 years, except for that brief attempt in ’06 that got derailed mid-awkward stage. He unleashed his locks while traveling the world then figured, he made it this far, why not go a little longer?

Business in the Front

There are plenty of jobs out there where you can’t have long hair. So in order to work for them I’d have to cut my hair. I’d have to be controlled. Told what to do. Made to conform. Trust the process. Play by their rules. Do as I’m told. Don’t ask questions. Read between the lines. Take what I’m given. Check the boxes. Follow the signs.

Having long hair means I don’t have to depend on someone else to make a living. I’m in charge here.

Party in the Back

Long hair also means I like to have a good time, and these streaming locks should make it clear that having a good time is important. That’s a no-doubter.

Down Since Day One

Long hair says something about me. It says I’m in, I’m down to let it ride. A bro-trip or a freak storm, a friend in need or family will be there, I’m down to roll. Drop in. Dive for it. Leave the country. Huck a gainer. Kick the doors in at El Camino and drop a stick of dynamite on the dance floor. My long hair says I’m down.

And it gives me superpowers.


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This is El Moreno. He started letting it ride for the sole purpose of doing hair whips while surfing, but soon learned hair whips are great for all occasions. He hasn’t found a good reason to cut it yet…most likely because there is no good reason.

It’s a Struggle

Short hair is easy.

Think back to a time when you walked out of a barber shop with a fresh cut, feeling real proper, real smooth. It’s a great feeling, right?

Now imagine that was your last haircut for the next 2 years. A path in a new direction, a journey that would give you a whole new perspective on how you choose to live your life. A life with long hair.

Long hair is a struggle, a constant battle. If you have never had long hair before it will be hard for you to understand. Growing it out is a serious commitment, a commitment you better be ready for. You will have to battle through months of awkwardness and complete annoyance. Struggle through times of looking bad. There’s no hiding it, no gelling it, no combing it.

Sure, you can cover it up with hats and beanies…but at the end of the day. The hair wins.

It will wake you up in the middle of the night. It will constantly fall into your eyes and impair your vision, sometimes with serious consequences. 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.

With long hair there is no escaping the battle of it getting in your way. The funny thing is though, you learn to love that battle.

You learn to figure it out. You deal with it.

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It’s a New and Different Perspective

The hair will put you through things you’d otherwise never experience.

You will understand women and their hair problems much better. You will use hair products and actually be semi interested in them and how they make your hair feel. You will wear head bands and hair ties. Sometimes you’ll ask women for hair ties, actually, sometimes you’ll even ask a man for a hair tie.

For some reason the first time I did that it felt really awkward. Semi-uncomfortable but at the same time semi-cool. Then I realized it was really cool.

It’s uncomfortable because you are weirdly asking some random guy for an intimate thing that he has most likely used, probably several times and who knows where the hell else it’s been.

It’s cool because the other guy knows your struggle, he can sympathize with you. He feels your pain.

It’s All Worth It

It’s a pain in the ass. And it puts a different perspective on things. But damn, it’s all worth it.

I don’t know if it’s the look or the lifestyle or the meaning behind long hair or simply just the way it makes you feel. But there is something different about it, something sexy.

If you have never grown your hair out before, I challenge you to take the journey. If you have the balls to make it, you will not be disappointed.

Share Your Longhair Story in the Comments, Amigo

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Comments

  1. I started to grow my hair to help women and children living with cancer two years ago. I had lost several dear friends, family, and colleagues to the disease. I thought to myself, “What could I do to make a difference”? I decided to grow my hair so that I could give it away to make wigs so that others could enjoy my locks. I first thought that two years would be it, and I would go under the chopping block. Then this year (2014) when I was in South America completing global service, I noticed many men who are Longhairs–gorgeous and over flowing with luscious follicles. I thought back to the awkward tweener-phase days, and I made another conscious decision to keep my manly mane. If I could help folks with 8+ inches of love (hair that is) why not give the gift that would keep on giving. And so, here I am and looking forward to seeing how I can make a difference.

    Longhairs unite!

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      Equus, you had me laughing with that “8+ inches of love”. It’s great to hear from a veteran longhair and your cause is inspiring. Do you donate to a specific charity?

  2. Fellow longhairs,

    It has been an honor joining the team of ‘long hair don’t care’ individuals. I was surfing earlier today and talked to someone who mentioned this fraternity of brothers who all share a common goal: to grow locks of love. As you all would agree, I am sick to my stomach with all the prejudice thoughts and stereotypes that have been linked to just a little flow on a mans head. Whats wrong with a little lettuce?!? To say the least, I am proud to have a head of thick, curly-Arby fries laying upon my shoulders.

    Until next time,

    Kyle

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      Kyle,

      We hear ya man. Happy you’re here. HAHA “A little lettuce” that is great!

  3. I got my last hair cut while wearing a Marine camouflage uniform and that was almost 15 months ago. I let it grow because it was my way of telling the military, “Fuck you, you can’t have me back.” I started getting a lot of compliments on it, girls always asking what products I used. I’m at about shoulder length now and I don’t plan on stopping for a long time. I ordered a pack of your guys’ business cards and I have a few people I see on campus every day that I think would like this site. Thanks guys,
    Zack

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      You bet Zack and thanks for your service! It’s important we have guys who have weaved the blanket of freedom that keeps us warm at night. We love this country. Keep it growin’.

  4. Hey guys, great site,

    Glad to see there is a bond between men with long hair. I have had long hair since high school, about 33 years, I’ve cut it as short as about 3 inches past my shoulders about 3 years ago, but since has been letting it ride. I’m gonna grow it down to my belly button again, if it grows that much again at my age, going good so far. Everything you have mentioned on your site I have seen or heard and more. Can’t tell you how many times I’ve been called mam, and then turn around and people are like, oh sorry.

    But yes, I have been judged, ridiculed, told point blank cut your hair or your fired, so much for those jobs. But my hair is who I am, without it I would feel and be different. Its an extension of me, my personality and helps define who I am. People without long hair just have no clue what it means, they don’t get it and never will. Keep up the good work, hope the site grows in popularity.

    One thing I’d like to see are more instructional videos on hair styles, the Japanese have some ways they wear their hair, part up, part down, etc.

    Chris

    1. Chris, awesome comment man. It’s really great to hear that all this resonates with you, especially from a 33-year longhair veteran like yourself. It has certainly come from experience and observation, so it’s not surprising you’ve seen much of the same.

      Double-noted on the instructional videos. This helps us decide what to do every week.

      Thanks again truly for the thoughtful comment and we’re pumped up to know you appreciate what we have going. Cheers mate keep lettin it ride.

  5. I was not allowed longhair as a child, I entered theUSAF 2weeks after HS graduation, 8 years of active duty & I started my career in federal service. Retired 11-1-2011 after 38 years. That is when I started growing my hair which is now shoulder length since my wife trimmed it twice for me. My whole life up to retirement I yearned for longhair. Now I have it & love it.

    1. Gary that’s awesome man! Glad to have you in the longhair ranks, and your service is appreciated.

      Thanks for subscribing and sharing.

    2. Yo Gary! Haha, glad to hear it man! You and I started growing our hair about the same time, I actually started January 2012. It’s great to hear about guys who were shorthair lifers until retirement, like yourself. Appreciate your service, keep lettin it ride.

  6. After having short hair for most of my life, i decided my final haircut would be December 2014. And so it was. I quit my job as well and decided i was going to live on my terms and follow my dreams.
    Nearing my first year, my mane is growing thick and strong. I have curly ass hair that makes some women jealous and it’s been a struggle, i won’t lie. Awkward stages, beanies, ballcaps: they’re all part of the journey.
    I’m looking forward to your man ties. It’s about time we have some targeted marketing. Heres a thought. Call them Mane Ties. Thanks for this site and support to a fellow longhair. I’ll keep in touch with my progress. By the way, “chino” means curly in Spanish in case anyone was wondering. Lol.

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      El Chino! Great to hear from you man and congratulations on your journey, that’s badass! With that curly hair you may consider dreads down the road (if that’s your thing) because most curly hairs can rock the shit out of it. Pumped your stoked on the hairties. Stay tuned for those. Looking forward to your progress. See ya on the field!

  7. Hey, guys. I’m brand new here. I’ve always wanted to be a longhair ever since I was a kid learning to play the guitar in the mid ’80s. I wanted to be a rock star. Back then, all rock stars had long hair, so that’s what I needed. My parents were not cool with it, though. I grew it out to about my chin in high school, but cut it when my friends said I looked homeless. I gave up. Anyway, now I’m in my mid 30s and I’m doing it again. For real this time. Glad to see there’s a site dedicated to this. I’ll be getting into my awkward stage probably in a few months. Looking forward to it!! By the way, I need a cool nickname like El Rubio or El Chino. Haha!! Rock n roll, guys!!

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      Joey stoked to have you here! Thanks for sharing your story with us, love it. You got it this time man and we’re here for you.

  8. Hey dudes, im gonna be honest I’m new the long hair thing as I started my journey 8 months ago and I’ve got many questions like for one thing I’ve got curly/wavy hair it’s messy but looks good when brushed only problem is that the top is longer due to my last haircut in (February/ april) but my main question is will the length influence it at all the right was uneven so evened it out yet it still bothers me to this day do I cut it even or deal with also I can tie it all back except for some small hairs in front of my ears and a small strand in the back, I still my hair the awkward stage because well it looks awkward and sorta frizzy any advice guys!

    1. Yo Darius thanks for writing in, don’t be afraid to throw a period in there occasionally!

      Will the length influence it? Not sure exactly what you mean by that, but I would let it go for now unless it’s super uneven and you just need to maybe trim back a small section. But really when you grow it out it’s going to even up over time, and you don’t want to risk trimming it, then going so short you need to trim the rest and end up with short hair again!

      Hope this helps, thanks again.

      1. The comment from El Rubio about Darius chucking in a period here and there was awesome!!! Perhaps stream-of-consciousness is making a comeback! Talk about letting it ride…
        Great site. Great Spirit. Great education. Great encouragement. And some pretty wiley Johnny Appleseed myth making in the works!
        Signed,
        El Picador

        1. So glad someone caught that. “Talk about letting it ride……..” HA!

          El Picador, this site’s for you.

  9. I love this place. It’s cool to see others with different lives and reasons for doing so, come together behind one common interest. I’ve been wanting to grow my hair out ever since my high school years, but never had the commitment at the time. Then school was done and I began to work, and like most work environments, it was frowned upon to have long hair and be a guy. So I never did it. But about 5 years ago, my life got turned upside down and I was left with a chance to refocus my path in life. I moved to a different state, changed my career, and started doing “me” for the first time in a while. 2 years into this new path was when I started growing out my hair…right after I shaved my head for the last time. I’ve since moved back home, but to a much better life. 3 years later and I got the long locks that symbolize my new commitment to life. Long hair = Life. It can be really good at times, or it can be full of tangles and it gives you a headache as a result. But the commitment to work through it leaves you with a result that shows that you’ve put in the hard work and dedication. To some it’s just hair, but to me it symbolizes much more.

    1. Drew, freakin awesome story man! Love hearing this, thanks for sharing and we’re glad to have you here. If you ever want to write out a complete version of your story, there is a place for it on The Longhairs.

  10. I found your website today. As a kid growing up I wasn’t aloud long hair. When it touched my ears, I was told to get it cut. Then I joined the military. I enjoyed the buzz cut, flat top, high n tight. Then 12 yrs later I shaved my head cue ball smooth every day for about five yrs. Some people never new I could grow hair. Then 21 months ago I retired from the air force. I served 14 yrs in the Navy Seabees and 13 yrs in the Air Force Red Horse. 27 yrs of a regulation haircut or shorter. March 2, 2014 was the last day I shaved my goatee so I have a 21 month goatee and a 16 month head of hair. I decided I wanted to have a pony tail. I’ve had two trims at the beauty salon to clip the dead ends but that’s it. I am a Wildland Firefighter with the Florida Forest Service now. I have caught my goatee on fire once, so I’m careful around fire with my hair now. I take hair vitamins trying to get the length going a bit quicker. I look forward to seeing tips on how to get my Moses looking hair longer. Yep its mostly white.

    1. Yo Mark! Glad you found the site, and welcome. First off thanks for your service to our country, and it’s great to hear your story. You are not alone, we’ve heard from a ton of guys with similar experiences, having been in the service for years and only later having a chance to grow their hair out. It’s a new journey and we’re glad to be a part of yours.

      Feel free to explore through the site, there is a lot to learn about long hair. If you ever have specific questions don’t hesitate to ask. Also we need to see that white hair some time! Keep an eye out we’ll do a post for guys to send their updates. In the meantime keep lettin that white mane ride!

  11. i have wavy hair and it creates these giant unmanageable curls. ive been told to embrace it but i can’t stand curly hair on me. with prior service im used to short and precise hair so this trip has been a rough one and im just entering my awkward stange.

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      As you’re approaching the awkward stage the major battle awaits, but you can make it through! Once you do that wave is going to be dope!

  12. I have been reading blogs and forums on growing hair out for a few days now, but I stumbled on this page today and it really caught my eye. 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. I have been telling myself everyday that I’m going to do this. 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 know I am now ready to be a Longhair.

  13. I started growing out my hair for a few reasons. 1-i needed a change. Short hair is boring and u cant do much with it. 2 it looks metal af.

    1. MEEEEETAL! I guess you can headbang without long hair…but it’s just not nearly as cool.

  14. I’ve been growing my hair since late 2012, I’m 22 now and my hair is down a lil past my nipples. I’ve got really full hair so the flow is ???? I mean, its my fuggin’ flag of freedom man! feels good to be young and healthy with healthy hair too that chicks totally dig

  15. Hi there, I’m a fellow (soon-to-be) longhair from Norway, and I have been reading up on everything on your site recently. Really good stuff! Have been wanting to grow my hair for years, but puffy awkward hair and unsupportive friends/family have stood in my way; but no more! Currently 8-9 inches, and hoping it will hit my shoulders by the summer so I can join the club for real. Also trying to lose a bit of weight, ’bout 10-15 pounds, and have challenged myself to reach that goal before my hairy goal, which keeps me motivated for both.

    PS: Chose my sometimes-nickname/gamertag Breeze since noone outside Scandinavia can properly pronounce my name. Believe me, I’ve been to London, Barcelona and New York, and their attempts where laughable!
    PSS:Vidar or Viðarr is from norse mythology, the name of Thor’s (aka The God of Thunder/Faboulus Hair) younger brother, so there’s that!

    1. Yo yo Breeze! Glad to hear about your journey man! Thanks for sharing your story, and pumped up you found us. If you’re already 8-9 inches, you’re well on your way and this summer sounds like a realistic goal. Keep us updated and good luck shedding a few pounds also.

      If you talk to Thor at supper tonight tell him to send in a video for #HairWhipWednesday. With lightning bolts and shit.

  16. Just came across your YouTube videos today while looking for fun, manly things to do with my mane now that I’m finally a longhair.
    Growing up, I typically had “The Standard Male” haircut. Short on the sides, slightly longer on top parted and combed neatly to the side. There were some periods of really questionable hairstyles: the pageboy, the bowl, the rat tail (a.k.a. the mullet starter kit), etc. By the time I hit HS, I had settled mainly on the short sides with spiky top (typical 90’s hair minus the frosted tips lol). 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 tried growing it out, but couldn’t seem to get past the part where it just started to touch my ears and look relatively shaggy, so off to the barber shop I went. I made one or two more attempts with the same result, but in September of ’14, I got my last major haircut the day before getting LASIK eye surgery. Since then, there’s been no looking back (so to speak). 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). I plan to let it keep on keepin’ on as I think it looks good on me, it’s different from most of the men in the area, and it goes well with my biker lifestyle.

    Looking forward to future tips, and definitely keep those “How To” videos coming!

    1. YOOO MONTY! Man great story, thanks for sharing. We’ve met a lot of former military men gone longhair lifer.

      When you say, “biker…” you mean like Bianchi, Lance Armstrong and Tour de France??

      Welcome to the team hombre, we’re glad to have you here.

      1. Yeah man, complete with “sperm helmet” and spandex onesie. NOT!
        Been riding motorcycles for a little over 10 years now after picking it up while I was in the Navy out in Hawaii. Just picked up a new Harley at the end of last year’s riding season here in Michigan (unfortunately we don’t get to ride year ’round like they do out in Hawaii, Cali, Texas, Florida, etc.), and am impatiently waiting for it to get warm enough to get back out on the road and feel the wind in my hair again.

  17. Yello all!
    I had my last hair cut….. I think last spring (?) I’m at that awkward middle stage right now and the struggle is REAL! To the point where I almost gave in this month to getting a hair cut! But last night I stumbled onto this page, and man I am inspired to let it grow!!!
    I no longer feel alone, and as corny as this sounds I’m glad there’s support out there!
    Thanks very much for this site!!

    -Ches.

  18. ‘Hair whips while surfing’ … right on … extended style and an improvised tempo maneuver for sure ….

  19. Hey guys! Just found your site and can’t tell you how awesome it is. I’ve had shoulder-length hair for the past few years now, but really want to grow it out more as I approach 30. I’m a musician, though classical so long hair is not quite as common in my genre, and honestly having the length just makes me feel more like who I’m meant to be. And it’s true that a lot of those Renaissance / Classical guys really did rock the shit out of long hair a couple hundred years ago! Anyway, thank you for putting this community together. It may seem trivial to some, but having a place for dudes to openly talk about the challenges and joys of long hair and learn how to keep it in better health and looking stylish is so needed. Can’t wait to learn more and and try out your Hair Ties For Guys … Peace, brothers!

    Jeffrey

  20. i love long hair, i am in my 4th month of hair growth. 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.. 🙂

  21. Hola!! I decide to grow my hair because why not? hahahaha I have like 8 months without cutting my hair just little trim and others stuffs.
    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
    So I will not cut it off except if it a request for job and I that case I would love to have support because I don’t think a guy need short hair for be a professional and I feel so glad to find a web page like this because I used to feel a little alone I don’t have longhaired male friends for share tips and stuff like that.

    Chao and take care long hairs mates!

    (by the way sorry about my orthography and spelling english is not my first language)

  22. Im 60 and want to keep this hair going.full head of hair at 60…. i take a lot of shit from the guys at work. Sometimes that makes me think about a cut. But found u guys

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      We’re here for ya Karl, we got your back. Just ignore those guys.

  23. Hello my fellow long hair bro’s,

    Before I say anything, I just wanted to comment on how amazing it was to stumble upon this website and your guys’ glorious YouTube videos.. It’s amazing to find this haven of long haired wonder where everyone understands one another. Thank you for creating such a rad community!!
    I decided to grow my hair in high school after looking at old pictures from my childhood when I had long locks and now my hair is just past my shoulders and I couldn’t be happier. The curls are crazy but it gives me personality and a chance to stand out.
    Glad I now have a great place to learn more about my hair and maintaining its awesomeness in a total chill environment.

    Thanks guys.
    Max

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      Hell yea Max! Love to hear that man and thanks for sharing your story!

  24. Suuuupppp
    Just found this site yesterday via YouTube and it’s awesome. I left the British military two years ago and had my last haircut 6 weeks before I left the service been going strong for 24 months now and it’s looking better than ever. That awkward stage is bitch though, fortunately I was travelling most of the first 18 months so I got away with wearing sunglasses on my head a lot. The tips on the site are great and love the videos, like 2 days ago I asked my girlfriend 20 questions about how the f**k she keeps it out of her face especially when asleep and she was like ‘I dunno it just does!’ As helpful as that was I eventually found the longhairs! Keep up the good work much appreciated
    PEACE

  25. Last hair cut was in April 2016. Decided to quit smoking June 1st and came to the conclusion the non smoking Eric has long hair!

    1. Dude this is awesome. Quitting smoking is one of the hardest things you can do in life. It requires a great deal of personal discipline—much like growing your hair out. It would be easy to just pull out a cigarette and fire one up, just like it would be easy to run to the barber shop and get a high & tight. Discipline, commitment, perseverance…sounds like a blog post! Thanks for sharing man, just say no to cigs and scissors.

  26. Nice website, managed to find it today, when I was looking for some easy howto on ponytails. Decided to let my hair grow in December of 2015. And I had few close calls with cutting it because, it gets to my eyes and such. But it will take only few months more and I will finally be able to at least manage a short ponytail. Really like how you say that it takes commitment to let your hair grow. I always thought it was easy, and you don’t need to do anything. But sometimes it’s really a fight not to go and cut it. So it doesn’t look weird. But the time when I will finally belong to long hair club is coming slowly but surely.

    1. stay with it if you can, you’ll learn a lot with the “let it ride” attitude.
      You will only see your hair growing. but there is more growth than you think.

  27. I have been trying to grow my hair for most of my life simply because I like it. When I was a toddler my dad had long hair and I saw pictures from when I was around 1-3 year old age range and I had long hair as well. Growing up, music was probably an influence as well. 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. I am also an amateur musician (primarily guitar) and a visual artist in both traditional and digital mediums. I’ve never been a very social person and kind of shy and not much sense when it comes to fashion so as my hair grew out it would eventually start looking….not good. I’d eventually get frustrated and whack it off and then let it go again. My last haircut, I think, was in 2013 probably around May I’m guessing because, I live in Alabama right on the Florida border with a lot of humidity and hot temperatures; I remember the lady commenting on how I’ll probably want it short for the hot weather that was really starting show its ass. I said no – I want my hair to grow out but I’m not sure how to do it…maybe one length? But I did not want her to cut it too short in the one-length attempt. She apparently knew exactly what I was going for because I have not had a hair cut since and my hair is growing pretty much how I have always been wanting, and I love it! I think it is a part of my personality and who I am. Every now and then someone will gibe (mostly my dad) but most old friends from high school who did not immediately recognize me in chance encounters while with short hair say I look more like myself now with the longer hair and other people who I haven’t seen in like 20 years or more recognize me immediately…they comment on the hair.

    I wish I had access to something like this back in the late 80s/early 90s! I just happened to stumble upon the Fishtail Braid for Men video on Youtube this morning and I am glad I stopped in, I’ve enjoyed my visit and decided to add this site to my browser’s Favorites list.

    1. Great comment man, thanks for sharing. The best part?

      “[They] say I look more like myself now.”

      Thanks for sharing man. Hope you’ve made it back to our site since your comment.

  28. Hi Guys,
    I joined this Community today. You’re great!
    I write from Rome (Italy) and this is the first time I try to grow my hairs really long. I just entered the awkward stage and I need your support.

  29. Hey y’all. Just starting to grow my hair out, I’ve done it before but not from an undercut. My hair is about an inch on the sides now. Can I grow it out from undercut and it look good? Also, how do I prevent my hair from looking dry, and make it look silky and smooth. Thanks men.

    1. Yo Bertuzzi! The short answer is, yes you can do it. It might start to look a little funky when the sides grow and the top is much longer, but it will all even out eventually. See how it goes after a few months and maybe you get a little trim off the top if you need it.

      As for moisture, check out this post. Also conditioner, coconut oil, and spray-in moisturizers can be effective. Hope this helps man!

  30. A year ago I managed shoulder length hair. The awkward stage was luckily not so bad for me, I left it messy, and learned to live with it. Then one day, I stupidly cut if off after being confused with a girl, now I have a mustache, ano now that I’ve found this site, I’m going to grow it out again! My hair isn’t as short as most, I’d say about 2-3 inches currently,, and this time I plan to power through to the end!

  31. Hi Fella’s, came across the site yesterday, really great, informative & well put together.
    I’m from the UK and have had short hair for 50 years & then had this ‘light bulb’ moment and decided that it was time for a change, am currently 9 months in and it’s going pretty well. Not sure I would have managed to get to this stage if gels or ‘man bands’ had not been invented! The plan is to get it to one length & to date have had the curls right at the back trimmed twice. Think it’s going to take 18 months to two years to get to where I want to be.
    Glad to be part of the community & thanks again for putting together such a great site!

  32. Hey guys! I hope this won’t get me attacked from others on this blog but I am not trying to grow hair to my belly button, I am just going for the typical hockey player flowwwwww. Your tips and stories are all great! Bare with me as I go through the awkward stage.

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      Yea man that is solid. You don’t have to go for terminal length. Honestly I typically keep it just past my shoulders.

  33. New to the site but not to the hair. Like Sean and others I’ve been into long hair and rock/metal music since an early age. To me, playing guitar in bands and long hair are synonymous. It’s my lifestyle choices to be different, with a certain “attitude” which I easily identify with. Had years of short, tight haircuts, but always felt like a conformist and not true to myself. At 58 years young, I feel fortunate that I can still grow a full head of hair! Been growing it out for around 20 months now, and have suffered through several “bad/good” looks along the way. Now long enough to tie back, I searched for hair ties and found Longhairs site. Just ordered some really cool ones that will look great while keeping it out of my face. Goal is to grow mid-back in length and give Zakk Wylde (guitar great) a run for the money. By the way, “meet & greet” concert passes are awesome places to meet and hang with fellow Longhairs. Being a musician AND a longhaired music fan is most excellent. Live long and prosper my brothers!

    1. Yo D-Money,

      Thanks for the comment and best of luck in your goal to reach mid-back. From my experience, I’m now at mid-back length and it’s taken about five years since starting from a “0.”

      All about that longhaired music. Keep rockin/bangin and lettin’ it ride!

  34. Hey dudes , Steve aka Powerballad from the UK here. As the nickname suggests, i used to have long locks when i was 16-20, then cut it off , worst thing i ever did.
    Im back on the journey at 26 and 6 months in , awkward phase initiated , so what , im growing love and fun from my follicles.
    Great to see so many guys encouraging from the ‘other side’ and others where i am now.
    Peace and tranquility to you all.

  35. I’m a Cherokee citizen and adopted Lakota and Scottish, the struggle to re-grow my hair out is real. To be honest I”m Two-Spirit, A two-spirit person is someone who is Native and happens to be LGBTQ* so for me I’m trans. Meaning I was born female. In order to transition I had to cut my hair to be viewed as “masculine.” I am growing my hair back out. I am appalled by how many companies require men to have short hair. If you think a company can’t ask me to cut my hair because it’s religious and cultural…… You might be shocked at how many companies don’t recognize it… Even when you’re enrolled!!! The struggle that men face on a daily basis as to what is and what is not masculine is absolute insanity.
    Looking back into history some of the most masculine, brilliant and wonderful leaders wore long hair. So July 2016 I made a commitment to grow out my hair and make it though this time.

    It is quite sad to me how much of the world’s time is spent on gender…. When at the end of the day long hair looks great on ALL people. I will not let society tell me it’s standards. I will not be trapped in Colonial America’s standards.
    My Goals:
    To be able to wear my hair in braids when I dance.
    To wear my hear long and loose when I wear my clan kilt.

    I wish all people here the best of luck to growing your hair out because it DOES make a difference, the energy around you changes. I wore long hair till I was 19 I cut it, regrew it out and then when i was 23 cut it again… and when I cut it… There was an energy shift. I started growing it out in Feb 2016, then I met someone and wanted to “look cleaner” so I made the mistake of cutting it in May (and oh i wish i had not done so) So this is the 3nd time I’m growing it out, and you know what they say: “Third time is the charm.” I think the time of year helps, starting in the summer so that you have a hat by winter to get you through.
    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. So for me it’s more cultural but I hope everyone here finds that connection they seek and that strength to get them through.

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      Aiden thanks for sharing your story. You make some great points here, the energy factor is something that I feel very close with in my journey with long hair. I’m stoked you found us and wish you well on your third go with the grow!

  36. I’m new to the site too. Read through and found a lot of comments that I can relate to.
    My bro and I hated haircuts in the early 60’s. We’d lock the Ford Station Wagon doors and mom and the barber (with barber strap) would run around trying to unlock a door. We finally lost. But eventually, we won……for a while. My younger bro looked like Greg Allman when I got home from the Army. I started growing mine a few months earlier. Got busted for not getting a haircut twice. Lost rank too. Couldn’t ship my GTO home from Hawaii for free. Sold it there. I was just a PFC (permanent f-ing civilian!)
    Played “the game” most of my life. Had to in order to support wife and 6 kids. Now they are grown and I have my life back.
    Started making changes when they found the first Cancer (Lymphoma) at the age of 50. Living
    Had another cancer (Thyroid). Lived. As Andy said in Shaw Shank, get busy living or…… Finally got that motorcycle. (Victory Hammer)
    Got a new Knee. Much Better.
    Another Cancer (melanoma x 2) and now I’m turning 61 on Dec. 6th. No time like the present. I have a couple of friends who are younger than me, one looked like Sam Elliot. 6’4″ and Hair down the middle of his back. Went down hard with a brain bleed. Not much left.
    Another guy (a bit shorter) had it long too, until his stroke. Now, he can’t ride no more. Both guys lost their long locks. I decided to grow it in their honor. I decided to grow it to tell the people I work for F-off! I decided that I’d better do it before I can’t! So here I am with a big 10″ (last hair cut was October 2, 2015)and trying to figure out what to do with it and to find out if everybody puts up with the ignorant comments? (yes!)
    Thanks for being here!
    Yahowah Bless

    1. I have to say I liked Andy Dufrane.

      Great story, Mark. You’re the man, thanks for sharing. And glad you’ve found us here.

  37. Can someone again define what is the awkward stage? I don’t know if I’m still in it or not. It’s starting to look better so maybe I’m almost out. It seems like it takes forever to grow. My hair is somewhat layered and wavy And curls towards the bottom. It’s at the bottom of my neck right me. The hair can be tucked behind my ears or falls right past them. Am I out of the awkward phase? Anyway I can speed it up? Lol. I’m definitely committed.

    1. Dude glad to hear you’re committed!

      Here’s the universally accepted definition of ASH:

      The awkward stage can take many shapes and forms, but the generally accepted definition for awkward length hair is from the point when it starts to look like you need a haircut until the the time you can tie it up.

      It starts when you start to look shaggy, not so neat and tidy, a little unkempt. When the first person politely asks when you’re getting a haircut.

      It’s over when you can tie up all your hair—front, back and sides—into a high ball or other sick mens long hairstyles.

      Sounds like you’re approaching the end of the awkward stage man!

  38. “… and strangest of all places wrapped around your ballsack.” when i read that i was like omg im not the only one xD.

  39. Hey guys, Seth here. I had long hair my entire childhool. As I got older, into high school then college, then the workforce, I had no choice but to cut it. Many work coaches said “your personality is not outlined by your hair but by who you are”………BOY were they wrong!!! My hair had been part of my personality and part of who I am my whole life……..F*** YOU was my attitude, however, necessity prevailed and I had to cut it. I had VERY short buzzed and even a shaved head well up to around 2012, then I started working for a very progressive and diverse company, and have succeeded there since. I started to grow my hair out and went through that awkward stage (that in my childhood I don’t remember going through since my parents never really cut my hair only the ends), and MAN it was annoying!! I didn’t know what the hell to do with it. Couldn’t tie it, couldn’t comb it, couldn’t gel it without it looking like an oilfield etc. etc. Never-the-less I toughed it out! Now I have hair longer than ever and in 5 years my hair has grown down to my waist with NO intention of cutting it EVER again other than to maintain it healthy. Gents, it IS a pain, it IS a committment, it IS a struggle, but when people stop you and say “I LOVE YOUR HAIR”……both men and women, young and old……..its like a pat on the back that says “yep, thanks…….I committed and did it”.
    Keep growing it and sport it however you like….and don’t let the world “dominate” who you are!! Best gents.
    Seth

    1. Yo Seth! Freakin great words man, you said it all. Glad you’ve made it to a company where you can let it ride without recrimination.

  40. For me, exhibiting a head of long locks represents a reconnection with my self, transformative to all that is innate. Long hair embodies empowerment and authenticity, in both the spiritual, and physical realm of existence.

  41. Sooo, when I was in middle school, my headteacher (is that what you call it???) was always against my long hair. I can’t say I was stuck in the awkward phase because of her, but neither did I have some badass locks. Now, not having to listen to her OPPRESSION, my flow is longer than some of the girls’ in my high school.

    Anyways, your site has helped me more than you can imagine. “How should I dry my hair?”, “How should I tie it?”, “What should I do?”, “What shouldn’t I do?”. I have done so many mistakes, but The Longhairs arrived as my Holy Grail.

    Love the content. Love the merchandise.
    Keep it up, bros!

    1. On a side note, the profile pic is from back when I couldn’t properly grow my hair :^)

    2. Super stoked man! Glad you found us and the content has been so good for you. That’s all we can hope for!

  42. Honestly, this is pretty motivating. Every little bit of content you release is amazing. 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. I love trying out new ways to tie my hair, and I always get excited when I see a new hairstyle from you guys. I would love a series in which you review different products (shampoos, conditioners etc…) from you!

    Stay awesome, bros!

  43. Its these stories that r so f in cool. Love reading them… u guys rock….. hair ties rock. Shirts fu rock….. i have a shea butter and oil thats kick ass for hair… i only wash hair once a week… then put this stuff on for most the day shampoo and damn its beautiful…..

  44. Such great stories it makes the journey almost a relief to read’em all.
    I’m brazilian and from a young age my hair would have that ‘surfer’ cut to it until I decided to go further and at about the age of 16 I grew it for 2 years. Exactly like Rubio said I had to cut it for a job, to fit within a box or face society’s expectations of me.
    Throught my life, I’m 27, I figured out the hair is a great part of my personality, like the leaves of a tree they come off easy if you cut them but they also hurt as hell when such thing is done. I’ve used my hair style for expresing myself, I’ve cut it myself almost to the point of shaving once in the middle of a hard depression just because I wanted to feel something, to be remembered of sacrifice.
    Nowadays my hair is just as flowy as it was in my teenage years and everyday I wake up to tame it or tie it is a reminder that I’m still doing it, I’m still in control, I’m alive.
    It’s a great work you do bringing us together guys,
    Thanks.

    Rafael

  45. hi guys, i’ve been a longtime lurker but never said anything. i’ve secretly always wanted to grow my hair long, but something always gets in the way. first it was my parents in grade school/high school/college (they paid my tuition as long as i kept studying engineering), then it was securing an internship, then it was finding a job, then it was dating and marriage. i’ve secretly always dreamed about having long hair past my chin, but it just seems impossible. so i keep it about 2″ on top and a 6 clipper on the sides, and honestly, i hate it. i just feel like it isn’t me.

    i hate the weather around here (illinois), so twice a year i slip off to costa rica or mexico for the beaches and the surfing. i’ve become a pretty good surfer in secret, since my wife hates the sun and the sea and is way too self-conscious of her plus-size body to ever wear a swimsuit. but what’s a guy to do when he needs to prioritize taking care of his family and keeping his job? 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. i feel like a man should put his job and family first; worrying about “looking cool” should be way down the list of priorities. but i still fantasize about having that long, flowing hair…especially during the warm months, when i daydream about feeling the warm summer breezes blowing through my hair.

    i’ve (semi) jokingly mentioned this to my wife, and it freaks her out imagining i could fall out of good graces with the bosses, maybe miss a promotion or even get fired, then have trouble finding another decent job because i look like a hippie.

    both my parents are gone now. i don’t have any brothers. working 50+ hours a week (sometimes more) makes it hard to develop a social circle…not that i know anyone who’d dream of having long hair or being friends with anyone who did. so i need your wisdom and advice about all this. what’s a guy like me to do? is it worth it? is there really freedom and something spiritual about having long hair, or is it mostly just romantic fantasy?

    in exchange, i’ll give anyone reading this my own bit of advice. you can take it from someone who knows, because i’ve lived it:

    1) money isn’t everything. in fact, it seems to create far more problems than it solves.
    2) always…ALWAYS marry for love, and no other reason.
    3) always following the rules virtually guarantees your life will eventually revolve around you becoming yet another rulemaker.

    josh

    1. Yo Josh!

      Heavy stuff man, and deep. One thing you were wrong about in your message though: you do have friends with long hair. Right here.

      You’ve asked a few questions, we’ll try to answer them for you.

      Is it worth it? Is there really freedom and something spiritual about having long hair, or is it mostly just romantic fantasy? It’s worth it for me, although we’re certainly in different walks of life. Having long hair is part of daily life, part of who I am, part of me. After five years since I started growing it, I love it. Even though it’s a pain in the ass (even as I write). I absolutely love it. That might sound silly to some, but it’s true.

      What’s a guy like you to do? You have different circumstance than I. I’ve never had a wife and family to support or have to consider when making a decision that could affect them. So it’d be easy for me to say, “yeah, go for it!” I realize there are more factors in play.

      One thing you did say is you hate your current hair. Generally speaking, I lean toward getting rid of anything you hate in life.

      So I’d put the question back to you: what’s the worst thing that could happen? How likely is that worst-case scenario? Would everyone die? Would you lose your house and be destitute? How likely is that? Can you live with the possible consequences, and face the fear of what could happen?

      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. Fear of bigger waves, fear of getting pounded, fear of what could happen out there. It’s not until you overcome that fear you can really live life. Or the surf life at least.

      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. You can overcome the fear…or you can be a rule follower.

      So if you’re asking me? Fucking grow it out man. I have a feeling your hair style won’t be the only thing that changes.

      And thanks for your advice. We’ll take it to heart—although we’re going to need at least enough money to keep the business running and survive, so when you’re ready for your fist pack of hair ties don’t forget about us! Haha.

      Thanks man. Good exchange here. Keep it alive, let us know what happens.

    2. One more thing. You could decide that you’re going to cut it for charity when it gets to a certain length. That gives you a pretty damn good response to people who don’t like that idea while you’re growing it out. Then, like your friends here at The Longhairs, you can wait until it’s long enough where you can cut enough to donate it and still be long.

      Just an idea that could help in your situation.

  46. I’ve just jumped on the boat I’m not quite out of the awkward stage yet but I’ll be there soon can’t wait

  47. I worked in a career that required short hair, I had long hair as a teen. I retired 2 years ago and haven’t cut it since I retired. I love the journey, yes…there was the awkward stage, but I’m past it. People are always saying I should cut it but I’ll not consider it.

  48. It’s inspiring to read all these stories! So cool you guys made this a part of the site.

    I had short/buzzed hair most of my life. Got divorced at 47, looked in the mirror one day and saw a full head of hair and decided I needed a change to go along with my new phase of life.

    I’ve got curly hair so anti-frizz cream is my best hair friend!

    I’m through the awkward phase and can now where a pony tail. My job won’t permit me to let it ride, but I’m quite happy with shoulder length hair. Hair spray makes a difference in the work environment. I’ve added a neatly trimmed beard and I have to say I love the look and others do too. I admit I used to be “invisible.” Short bad hair, pudgy, out of shape. And now at 50 I no longer am any of those. I’ve done this for myself, and feel more comfortable in my skin than I ever have, but appreciate the attention after so many years of being invisible.

    Your site is fantastic! So cool to have this source of knowledge. I got really tired of reading long hair advice on women-oriented sites.

    Stoked to rock the hair ties I ordered from you guys! And looking forward to the next phase of your product line (an anti-frizz cream that doesn’t smell girly would be awesome!).

    1. James you’re an animal! Another great story. Congratulations on the new direction in life and we’re glad to have ya here!

      Send us a picture of your flow on Instagram for #maneupdatemonday. Also, send a link for the anti-frizz cream you use.

      Thanks for writing in man, keep lettin it ride!

  49. Short version: grew the mane to the ‘Peter Frampton’ requisite drop until I was 17 (1979). Joined the USAF and donated the strawberry to LOLove when the grunts wrecked it. Kept it high and tight for 20+.

    Now at the sweet age of 54, I have been growing it out since my lady gave me the green light in 2013. It’s half way down my back now and I am owning it and my own self about it big time. Good news! I am an artist and doing very well. Easy on the employment front, which is very real for longhairs otherwise. Respect.

    I am unusual in that I come from royalty. The reason that is unusual is that I am not really royalty ( like 300 people would have to die in a freaky plane crash before I was King of England). Yet, my grandfathers of 13 and 15 generations ago were King James IV of Scotland and Christian Von Oldenburg I of Denmark and THEY had hair that still flows in THIS guy. I have seen paintings of them in the family homes and they sported some epic ropes of hair.

    YOU dear longhairs are a whelp of a group… but I have never met a man that rocks a mane that I did not like. So… let’s have a glass of wine. (?) I live in Sonoma CA and there are grapevines as far as the eye can see. So, El Rubio and El Moreno, if you are in wine country, you are home and for the BOTLH (Brothers of the LongHair) ping me and let’s tilt a stem.

  50. For the longest time I had noticed that seeing an older fellow with long hair was a dead give away he was a Vietnam vet, full of piss and vinegar… defiance was his name. This of course was something I struggled with; on the one hand this was their decision, on the other…you’re not conforming to societal rule. Hooray for those who stood up and said “Don’t like it? Don’t look”!

    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. I’m 62, and have had long hair in the past (by that I mean the funky Mullet). Don’t get me wrong, I loved the look, it was in style, and the length was pretty frickin cool. However my daughter was not happy with Dad’s decision, but being a teen she was learning her way in life, and asserting it quite often; but to no avail, she lost that battle.

    Many years have past since that time, and now it’s my turn once again to have my desires expressed, in other words…no more flat top hair cuts, and once again little girls response is “Dad, no”.

    Well my response is, “This is what I want. It does not define me to a category, or separate me from society, but rather allows me to exercise my right to freedom of choice. Yes it’s more difficult to take care of than say, the (Flat top), but it’s worth it, I feel empowered by making this conscious decision, I am me!

    Thank you all for sharing your experiences, and although my body is older now, my mind is still young at heart, and the only surfing I do now is quite accidental, so “Thanks guys for being you”!

  51. For the past ten years I have been a train conductor in Switzerland, and have had most of those years long hair except when I was virtually threatened with job loss that I cut it ( you know the undertones `your appearance seems untidy like`). It has been one of those points by the yearly assessments that has always been mentioned. My hair however was never quite over shoulder length and yet it still took the overhand when it came to my performance at work ( of course only seen by my superiors ). The hair overshadowed everything, put it all in the shade. I have my hair long still and I always keep it clean and tidy as I have pretty much thin hair, so when I wash and blow dry them, they sort of fluff up and have extreme energy. I have never received any negative remarks from customers, but collegues at work have been been anal sometimes about it. I just cant believe what having long hair as a man releases in some people. To put everything in context though, I will never cut it short, because I love it, my son loves it and my awesome wife says she loves it so much and it was one of the reasons that she went out with me for the first time 12 years ago! Yup thats right, longhair steered me into a life of love. I just think that is wonderful, over the top!!! It is just plain wicked to have a mane!! Thanks guys!!
    If your ever in the alps, give us a ring ciao!

    1. Yes man! Thanks for sharing, I see foresee a ski trip to the alps in our future!

  52. My very good friend and me decided to let our hair grow because, well, most other guys in our age group 55 plus don’t have hair at all or very little hair. It was our way of saying, We Got It, so we are growing it. For me, my last haircut was in Sept 2015. My wife only likes it when it is in a ponytail, so that is usually how it’s styled. I even have a lady here at work that loves to pull my hair back in a ponytail every single day. She does an excellent job; much better than I can. I get mam’ed often or when me and wifey are out we sometimes are greeted this way; ‘good evening ladies’. Keep up the great work guys.

    1. Yo Larry! “We Got It, We’re Growin’ It!”

      Love it man. Thanks for writing in!

  53. I found my love for my long locks through a break up of 6 years, I used the “I cease to give a flying F!” attitude, that all young lovers do to get through the really awkward afro poof, and press on.
    Now I love it! I like the fact that I’m not running around with the same hairstyle as everyone else. Although is anyone tierd of hearing who’s the new girl from the guys at work?

  54. I started growing my hair last 2 years ago and it feels great for me not by just on the looks but by trying a different things on yourself . Back in the day when i was still a kid i always have a very short hair like really short (semi bald hair) and it didn’t really matter to me because it’s hustle free. And through the years i tried many different haircut you name it from “mohawk”to “Justin Bieber Hairstyle”. And it’s its always be my thing except i haven’t really tried to growing my hair long. 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. So i decided to grow my hair and after a couple of months most of my friends are noticing it and advice me to cut it because it’s started to look awkward including my relatives they hated it! But in my mind i was so determined to do it so i did and it’s been 2 years since i haven’t had a haircut i also saved money buying all those hair doe. It really feels like you make your own rules by not following any trend and just be your self and i’m happy for it.
    Cheers with you guys !!

    Gary PT

    1. Yes Gary PT! Now you’re talkin man!

      Thanks for writing in and sharing amigo. Another brick in the wall.

  55. I started growing my hair because I’m a big fan of the Green Bay Packers and there MLB(middle line backer) Clay Mathews have long hair and I thought that there were looking dope so I started to grow them out!!

  56. When i was working in Royal Mail in1985 in the UK i had short hair a young guy came for a job with long hair, but he wasn’t employed with the excuse that because he’d broken his arm as a child he was a health risk, but i heard it said “we would never employ anyone with long hair”!
    A challenge i thought, so i started growing my hair and didn’t have it cut for 15 years!
    Then in the year 2000 i did have it cut off and hated and regretted it, luckily for me my mother stepped in and told me”Jeff i loved you with long hair grow it again and DON’T have it cut until i tell you”!. Sadly she died 2 years ago without telling me to cut it!!
    Good old mum.
    Now I’m 53, the longest serving postman in my sorting office and yes I’ve still got long hair.

    1. Jeffery! Thanks for sharing mate! Give all those blokes in the mail room a proper hair whip for us.

  57. No brothers, no sisters, a loving mother, and a hardened Marine Corps father; this was the family dynamic I grew up with. Most would say, “Damn, that sounds great! You must be spoiled as an only child! Your parents both were there for you!” Those people would be correct in saying those things. ( 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. The one major rule being: A sharp haircut….usually of the high and tight variety. Although my father was and still is my hero to this day, this is the one hurdle I could never jump with him. I grew up watching my favorite skaters, bands, and artists have these awesome long flowing hairstyles. I wanted so badly to have that rebellious rocker look but my father was standing firmly between myself and that long hair glory. This was a recurring theme in my life… Baseball scholarship to college: grooming standards heavily suggesting short hair. United States Coast Guard for 5 years: might as well be 5 years of high and tights. Job Interview after military: Need sharp cut to make a “good” impression. At 25 I could finally put my plan into action. I was so tired of having to make sure I was abiding by the rules of others. So I started growing my hair out… and almost a year later its still going. When asked, “why?” I say, “Because I was never allowed to when I was younger. ” At the end of the day it really is that simple for me. It was a childhood dream to be like those rock stars and at almost 27 I can finally achieve it. Now that I am almost there I absolutely love my hair and wouldn’t go back to short hair for all of king midus’ silver… Hail to The Longhairs!!

    1. Haha, Craig this is great man! Loved reading this, glad your lifelong pursuit of the flow is finally in motion.

  58. Hi everyone I have been passed the awkward stage for a couple of weeks and I’m loving it every day and ya its a struggle but everyone is right its worth it. I wont stop because I want to do what some of you do. I want to donate my hair when it gets long enough to the locks of love and help people with cancer. Another reason I grow my hair out is because it defines who I am and I have always had long hair but like some of you I was forced to cut it because of work but I am part of the longhaired men out there.

  59. Hey fellow homies! I’ve had shoulder length hair since I was about 15-16 and have always been in love with it. I started out with wings when I was younger and grew it longer and longer as I got older. When I started university I started rocking the half bun and by the age of 19, I was rocking a full bun. For the last 4 years my hair has been one length and I have been rocking the bun. I’ve had it varying lengths from shoulder to nipple and keep trimming it up every couple months. I’ve been told that I should cut my hair on multiple occasions because I’ll look better or have a better chance at getting a job. However, I believe this sets me apart from the others and creates the individual I am today. Be yourself and nothing different! I’m now 23 rocking a bun and a full beard… I LOVE IT (so do the ladies)!

  60. I stated growing my hair long cause my dad had long hair and cause I have really big ears. Short hair made them stick out really well so I decided to grow my hair long. I also decided not to go back to short hair because my dad passed last August and my long hair reminds me of my dad

  61. Since I was a Kid I always wanted to grow my hair but in the school I wasn´t allowed, as soon as I entered to high school I let my lettuce alive!!!!
    Greetings

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