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Whats the best way for a guy to wear longer hair?

Asked by thechillinhippy (11 points ) December 28th, 2010

for example, ponytail, let it hang down on all sides, keep it behind ears, part it, etc

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ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I am way too biased to be answering this question, but I’m going to do it anyhow.

I would say at the very least keep it clean and combed. The style doesn’t matter otherwise. Seeing as I, personally, can’t stand long hair on men.. I’d suggest a ponytail. But I think the most important thing to keep in mind if you are going to wear your hair long is to keep it looking healthy and clean. I think that sometimes men with long hair don’t understand how to care for long hair, and it ends up looking thin and unkempt, and that is just a bad look overall. If your hair is well cared for, it will look better regardless of how you style it.

MissAnthrope's avatar

In my opinion, guys shouldn’t have hair below their shoulders. It just doesn’t look good to me and I’ve never seen a guy who takes care of it in such a way that it looks good beyond that length.

faye's avatar

Think about how women look with their long hair and decide what looks good to you. We all have the same set of features, tho arranged differently.

Nullo's avatar

The most successful case of long guy-hair that I’ve encountered was a braid on an old-school geek.

janbb's avatar

Depends on the hair, depends on the guy but baldies with a pony tail are just not cool.

SavoirFaire's avatar

I have long hair, though it’s only slightly below my shoulders at present. I keep it up in a ponytail when in a professional setting, but my preference is to have it braided (especially when I need to be able to keep it out of my way). My wife likes it down, however, so I often leave it down at home. You’ll have to figure out how you are most comfortable, as you won’t look good constantly fidgeting with a hairstyle you dislike.

Above all else, keep it clean! It’s no coincidence that this has been mentioned several times already. Learn about hair care, and figure out what kind of hair you have. Some guys feel this isn’t very “manly,” but is laziness really worth involuntary abstinence? I wash my hair with apple cider vinegar—which is cheap, effective, organic, and has various benefits—and use a silicon-free conditioner. I also use a leave-in conditioner spray to keep my hair under control, but not everyone needs this.

Jeruba's avatar

I have seen all kinds of styles look great on guys. It depends on your looks and your general style and what your hair is like. I love long hair on men, in general, but some wear it really well and some would do better with a shorter style. If your hair is thick and wavy, let it grow and wear it loose!

Skinned back tight in a ponytail seems like a waste of long hair to me: you’re bald with painted-on hair and a rear appendage. What good is that?

downtide's avatar

Clean and neat, and not at all once you start going bald. It makes you look like a sad old rocker desperately clinging to his lost youth.

marinelife's avatar

I prefer it down, but I realize that ponytails are handy depending on what you are doing.

Seelix's avatar

I’ll reinforce the idea that long hair (on men or women) needs to be neat and clean. A lot of guys with long hair just don’t have it cut for years, which can make it look ratty and icky.

I’ve been growing out my hair for the past couple of years and none of my guy friends have been able to understand the reasons behind getting my hair trimmed. “Why cut it if you’re trying to grow it long?” Getting one’s hair trimmed gets rid of the dead ends and allows for a “style” – and it’s just as important for men as it is for women.

As for how to wear it on an everyday basis, it all depends on the situation. If you’re in a professional setting, it’s best to have it tied back, but if not, wear it in whatever way looks best.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Clean,neat and down.Or get a flat top :)

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