Men have their own reasons to let their hair grow long, and one very practical reason is to avoid the barber shop. Short hair needs trimming and therefore requires frequent visits to the hair salon. However, men’s long hairstyles can really stand out and provide their own distinct look. Long-haired men will be noticed. There is no doubt about it.
Qualities of Long-Haired Men
Men with long hairstyles need a lot of patience! The transitional phase when the hair is not quite long enough for sweeping behind the ears can be particularly annoying and can make the hairstyle look and feel awkward. However, hair straighteners and wearing baseball caps can help if this bothers you too much. To stay inspired to grow your hair to a longer length, look to celebrities like Russell Brand, Jason Momoa, Jared Leto, or Kit Harington, as these famous men have all had or still currently have long hair that looks amazing.
Hairstyles for Men with Long Hair
The great thing about men's long hair is that there are simply so many options available for styling! As a cool and brooding beard haircut, long hair on men completes a grungy and rock ’n’ roll vibe. However, the look can be adapted to various other styles, for example:
· Long, messy, and wavy
· Parted down the middle
· Man bun
· Fade with a textured quiff
Those are just some possibilities, but talk to your hairdresser about achieving a look with long hair which fits your fashion, age, face shape, and hair length.
Caring for Long Hair on Men
Even when styling short hair for men, your hair always needs proper care and attention at all times and this is doubly true of long hair; casual should not be mistaken for unkempt! Simply wash your hair twice a week with quality shampoo and conditioner using lukewarm water. Use a hair treatment once a week and, if necessary, enhance the sheen of your hair by using extra-gloss products. Long hairstyles for men still require trips to the barber, as you'll have to trim the ends at least, in order to prevent split ends and promote healthier growth.
Furthermore, it should be noted that for men's long hairstyles in particular, towel-drying your hair can be very counterproductive when it comes to styling. When rubbing vigorously with a towel, your hair can become tangled and frayed, which will result in frizziness and split ends. To avoid this, pat-dry your hair carefully, or simply let your hair air-dry if you have the time. If not, using a blow-dryer with a diffuser attachment can help to speed things up but also ensure your hair isn't damaged by the heat. As well, you can use your fingers to comb the hair, use a wide-toothed comb, or apply wax through the hair to accentuate the look.
When deciding to grow your hair, keep in mind that maintenance will be a little harder than with short hair but that the end result is the gorgeous, luscious hair you've always dreamed of: long hair on men is definitely worth it! Just remember to use high-quality products when styling and cleaning your hair, as well as adhering to the hair care tips mentioned above.
Hairstyles for Men with Long Hair
For a casual look, men’s long hair should never look freshly blow-dried. Men should simply allow long hair to air-dry, which will also keep the hair healthier. Use your fingers to comb the hair or apply wax through the hair to accentuate the look.
Combing and gelling should be reserved for parties and festive events. Using this method you can part your hair in a straight line; simply comb your hair close to the scalp and sweep it behind the ears. Don’t worry if this slick style is not your favourite choice, since a cool tousled look also goes well with your suit.
Men with feminine facial features may wish to grow a beard to match their long hair. Whether you decide to wear a three-day designer beard or something longer, facial hair is going to give you the desired masculine look. Wearing a beard for a more masculine appearance is almost required if you gather your hair into a ponytail.
Men’s long hair may interfere with athletic activities but don’t worry, simply use a thin headband to hold the hair back or gather your hair in a ponytail using a scrunchy.
Whatever hairstyle you prefer, hair needs proper care; and casual should not to be mistaken for unkempt. Simply wash your hair twice a week using lukewarm water. Use a hair treatment once a week and, if necessary, enhance the sheen of your hair by using extra-gloss products.