Men have been wearing their hair long since the prehistoric day’s when cavemen needed a lush mane to keep warm on those chilly nights. Fast-forward a few thousand years and the cavemen are (almost) gone, but the hairstyle remains. Sure there have been a few changes over the years, shampoo for one, but if time has taught us anything it is that there will always be a bold man somewhere out there with long flowing locks.
This year, the long-haired man has taken over Hollywood. With such intimidatingly handsome celebrities as Chris Hemsworth and Brad Pitt sporting it, this daring look is oozing sex appeal and it takes a fearless man to wear it. So what brave soul is cut out for the hairstyle? I’m glad you asked.
Is The Long Hairstyle For You?
Long hair can work for just about any face shape, but if your face is very long and thin it can make it look well, longer and thinner. So proceed with caution. Along with your face shape, your hairstyle should reflect your personality and hair type. If your hair is very thin, long hair can make it look stringy so you may want to avoid it. Fortunately, almost any guy can pull off this style as long as they keep it neatly trimmed and well groomed.
How to Ask For it
So how does one go from a crew cut to a long luxurious head of hair? First of all, you need to have a conversation with your barber. Tell them you want to grow it out and need to shape it in the meantime. The grow-out stage is not always pretty but it will be a much smoother process if you get consistent trims during this period. Have your barber focus on the back of the head and around the ears in the first few weeks while the top grows out. Once the top is long enough it will be much easier to let the rest follow suit. Be patient. It could take several weeks to reach your desired results.
How to Style
The biggest payoff of having long hair is the ease of styling it. All you need it do is add a little texture to your locks by applying a sea salt spray to towel dried hair. If you need a little extra smoothing for those frizzy stray hairs, use a light hold styling cream. Don’t use anything too heavy as this can make hair look greasy. And voila! A style the Grecian God’s would covet.
- American Crew Tea Tree Light Hold Styling Cream – $10.19 (Amazon.com)
- Aquage Sea Salt Texturizing Spray – $18.30 (Amazon.com)