A Longhair’s Most Versatile Tool
If you're not rocking a hat with your mane, we urge you to start. Hats are a multi-functional tool for guys with flow, offering fast and reliable solutions to common longhair problems.
For starters, wearing a hat is the go-to move when you’re not sure what to do with your hair, or for days when you don’t feel like messing with it.
Hats keep annoying loose hair out of your face, and provide critical wind blockage when you’re driving with the windows down.
Perhaps most thankfully, hats are perfect for dealing with awkward stage hair.
Wearing a Hat With Long Hair
Any way you wear it, hats with long hair just look badass.
Perhaps man’s most versatile apparel choice, here we’ve dramatically illustrated 16 ways to wear a hat with long hair—with a video on how to execute them.
We also tackle common hat/hair questions, and finally we consider what makes the best hats for men with long hair. If it’s not abundantly clear, this is the ultimate post on how to wear a hat with long hair.
How to Wear a Hat With Long Hair
Dope Hat Styles for Long Hair
It can be easy to get into a routine of wearing your hair under a hat the same way every time. Just throw on the ‘ol lid and you’re on your way.
Think of these styles as an opportunity to break that routine. You have the hair, why not try some different styles? Hopefully these will inspire you to get creative and have some fun with your long hair and a hat.
Here are 16 of our best hat styles for guys with long hair.
These styles feature hats of the baseball cap variety; for tips on wearing a beanie with long hair and winter styles, visit How to Wear a Beanie With Long Hair.
The Fold Through
The Braided Hombre
Rep It Hard With a Longhairs Hard Lid
The Sloppy Bob
*Can be misconstrued for a mullet.
The Prairie Dog
The Shaded Snake
Sheath Your Mane
The Over Under
Another variation of pulling it through the hole in your hat. Keeps the hair off your neck and swats flys. Great for curly hair.
Rock it Proudly
The Rally Cap
When your team’s down and you need a score big time. Most effective paired with aggressive bellowing.
The Silent Bob
Common Questions With Hats and Long Hair
Is it bad for your hair to wear a hat?
No, but also not good to wear a hat all day, every day.
How do you wear a hat without messing up your hair?
The styles listed here won’t mess up your hair.
Is it rude to wear a hat indoors?
It’s generally considered bad manners to wear a hat indoors, especially at the dinner table.
Does wearing a hat slow down hair growth?
No, but wearing a hat constantly won’t help it grow faster.
The Best Hats For
Guys With Long Hair
What makes a great hat for guys with long hair?
Being hat guys, we’ve worn a lot of hats. As our hair grew long long for the first time we had a chance to see how our hats fit and performed in the process.
After six decades of combined research, we’ve concluded the following characteristics make the best hats for guys with long hair.
Wait, Who Are You Guys?
And why do you know all this?
We’re The Longhairs, and we’re not hat salesmen. We do actually sell hats but that’s not the point of this.
This is a Place For Guys With Long Hair
If you’re one of them, you’re one of us.
We’re guys with long hair. We advocate, educate and celebrate men’s long manes with hair whips and high fives.
We invite you to join the community. You’ll get our best content, connect with other longhairs—we’ll even show you the secret handshake. Just for joining we’ll juice you up with a coupon for 20% off your entire first purchase—including hats and beanies.
That’s a great deal, but far more important is the fact you’ve found The Longhairs.
I want a hat man! I need it for my dad!!!
Get one for Christmas! https://thelonghairs.us/collections/hard-lids
To the Jack Russo guy, I find it surprising that the only thing you considered about long hair on men is to be called dirty by older people when hair length seemed to be genderized as well. Although long hair is more prone to getting oily or sticking together after a few days, not to mention if you cook a lot, or in the vicinity where smells are common, the hair usually catches the scent as well.
Not just clothes.
As for the post, this is pretty good but you should explore different hat styles since not everyone has a head shape suitable for a baseball cap haha
I was searching for how a graduation mortarboard would fit with medium, nape length hair haha
That’s pretty good, the way you explained everything was really fun to read I have got some new ideas that should I do now with my long hair. The caps you shown are also looking pretty cool. Thanks for the great writes up!
Awesomeness,but my crop is sic long like to my Arse”maybe find away to help us in your advice for us Super longers, especially since shops have been closed cause of Covid and the light trim has been X”Ed out
Maybe I am getting old, but I associate the Undercover with the first verse of that song from the Five Man Electrical Band.
WE ARE WITH YOU ON THAT ONE!
I’ve got a pretty big forehead. A fivehead or sixhead more likely, and I’ve never found a good hat for me, is there a way I can wear one and make it look good? (The hair is kind of in the awkward stage too, eventually going for the Jerry Cantrell rock star look)
Whelp, El Gustavo wears his hard lids on the last snap of his snapback. I don’t know about a particular style, but I would hope our lids are big enough to fit you. If you really want to rep one of ours, I would be happy to get an extension sewn onto your lid of choice. Let me know amigo.
These styles are so sick! I wish I would have seen this years ago. Your guys hats are looking awesome. Getting one for sure!
Dude! Blake thanks man, let the flag fly!
The rally cap is sus
RALLY ON BigDick J!
Thank you!!! When do you wear the rally cap? And what’s your take on what older people say? Like the stereotypes that all long hairs are dirty. I can’t stand them.
When you need the win, the rally cap comes out
How do you do the rally cap and the horsetail?
The rally cap you pull one half of your hair back into a low ball, the rest you comb over to the other side. Fold the back of your cap in, then place upon the head.
The horsetail is a little tricky. You have to pull all the hair in the back through the hole made by your snapback. It might be easier to snap your lid after putting it on, underneath the hair.
Good stuff!!! Thanks for answering!!! Keep in touch.
I can’t tell if the rally cap is real or not. LOL
Shit’s real dawg
The Rally Cap? I call that “the Doofus”. ha ha!
Only if I was white
Absolutely love the loo of the undercover style! What’s the best way of getting your hair to look like that?
I’ve just come back from lunch and found that comment on the site by “me”.
I did not type it and the person who did has had a slap.
Please remove it, thank you.
LOL you got it man. It’s gone, was going to say…this post had nothing to do with fashion or hipsters. Didn’t even make sense.
Is there a way to buy some of those “PROTetc” hats? I can’t find them on the net but they are DOPE!
Yea they are DOPE! Unfortunately those were limited edition. If you’re in the market though you can be the first to grab a Longhairs lid. Peep them out here https://thelonghairs.us/collections/hair-ties-for-guys
Rocking the Silent Bob here!
Awesome post, so glad I found this site today!
Thanks Robert! Glad to see you here.
nice tips man, glad to know i’m not alone 🙂
Far from it D Lee
I rock the Silent Bob a lot with my cap haha
Wow, now I need to buy a hat, never considered it as a short haired dude. Thought it looked silly. But now I can’t wait for my flow to reach longhair status so I can pull off an epic Silent Bob! Truly inspiring post, keep them coming 🙂
The rally cap seems interesting 🙂 Great post!
When the team is down and you need the WIN you got to rally cap it!
I am enjoying the hair thru the hole in the back of the hat look. Keeps the hair out of my face without putting it in a ponytail. So it is kind of like wearing it down without it blowing all over the place.
The prairie dog is my favorite for sure. I seriously love your posts, although I am not a man with long hair. ha ha There’s something sexy and mysterious about a man with luscious locks so keep inspiring more men to make the transition.
Love the Silent Bob!
Also, could I suggest a post about headbands? Particularly best kinds or how to wear one for various different activities?
Looking forward to trying these in due time! Great post, keep ’em coming!
Badass dude! Love the blog!
I’ve got a big head so some hats make it even worse. So I usually rock a visor with a lowball, but will try a lefty or prairie dog.
Thanks for this and all of the other posts/videos/tips!
I to have quite the fat head. I don’t wear visors often but they are super killer. And you bet Dave! We’ll keep’em coming.
I’ve been rocking the half mane half silent bob but with the backwards hat tilted 45* to the left. Very comfortable and the ladies love it!
Love the undercover! How do you do it??
Keep doing what you do, guys!
Yo Nathan! The undercover is a little tricky, but basically what you are doing it jamming all you hair up into the hat. What you do is grab all your hair from the back, fold it up over the crown of your head, put the hat on (which will hold it in place) and then just use your fingers to push the rest of it up into the hat. You can create some pretty cool looks by letting some hair kinda flow out and dangle on the side. Its pretty unique and you’ll get some attention from it for sure. Give it a shot and have some fun!
I don’t get how it’s tilted 45
YES!!! Epic post gentlemen.
Thanks J!! 🙂