The Best Things About Having Long Hair
It seems obvious, but people often ask, “why have long hair,” while others insist you should cut your hair. A quick internet search for the “best thing about long hair” will reveal plenty of good reasons, but the truth is…it’s different for everyone.
So we asked our faithful readers to answer the question for us: what is your favorite thing about having long hair?
Instead of launching into a verbal dissertation with curious inquirers, now I just point to this blog post: a community compilation of the best things about long hair—straight from the longhairs themselves.
Editor’s note: in the words of Tupac, these submissions are posted ruff, rugged & raw.
"There is not much guys in my area that have long hair. I get many looks because I take very good care of my hair and along with the stylish hair ties I buy from you guys! I'm also asian, so it is very rare to see an Asian with long hair where I live.
I love how my hair feels on my neck and letting it flow in the wind. It makes me feel like an entirely different person!"
"For 20 years, I had to comply with U.S. Army hair regulations. Now that I’ve retired, I’ve been growing my hair out for about two years now (and still growing)!
My favorite thing about having long hair is that I truly feel free! I can express myself now by styling a different hairstyle according to my mood! LOL Everything from being laid back (Letting It Ride), to looking semi-modest (with a Sloppy Joe), to being formal (wearing the side part low ball). I love being a Longhair!!!"
"Compliments on my ponytail are a surprise. One recent was from a gal that said her brother has started growing one out recently and wished more men should be sporting one. And not to worry gentlemen(?), I did give her your info so she could spread the love to her brother and beyond.
A big plus, it will be going to the ""The Great Cut"" unless I decide to cut it before 2024. Then it will be off early to ""Locks of Love""."
Always loved the look of long hair and big beards since I was a kid but Always seemed to be turned away from it before my own hair was able to really ‘shine’ due to impatience and what I believed to be bad genetics especially for long head hair. Almost came into the fold during my last 2 years in high school ending in 2006, but buzzed it right before graduation. Sadly I started going bald by the 2010s and thought I’d never be able to grow it long again and look ‘acceptable’, so I just shaved bald from 2015-2020, then Covid hit and I saw even balding guys grow long, so finally in 2021 I took the plunge and started growing mine out. I’ve now surpassed my high school record and thanks to hair loss treatments and better products from The Long Hairs as well as better care my hair seems to be only getting better, and better the more I grow out. Thinking I’m gonna be a long hair for life now, or at least as long as I can!
I love being the only Longhair in my Federal Gov office (and the only long beard). And as an elder in my church, I have an “old testament” look… My wife loves it and in fact encourages me to do it!
My hair has been growing out since around Thanksgiving 2019. I had short hair, but couldn’t justify spending the money to get it cut until 3 days after the “2 week” shutdown started. It didn’t take long to figure out what was coming. I swore I wouldn’t cut my locks until this %*@# was over. Sooo, I will probably leave this world with a heck of a mane.
I really enjoy having long hair. Maybe it’s the rebellious genes I inherited, but I will keep the faith.
Y’all take care.
1. Long hair makes me feel more like “me” than short hair ever did.
2. My wife loves it! (Lots of other people, especially girls, do too, but she’s the only one that matters🥰)
3. I only get haircuts when I really need one, so I no longer hate getting them
4. It looks friggin’ rad🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻
I could never have long hair ad a pharmacist, but they changed the rules. I’m known as the ponytail pharmacist. It only took 63 years. Never cutting my hair!
This is my favorite blog post so far!
It’s awesome to see even more of my fellow Longhairs from around the country! Wassup y’all?!
Stay blessed and DIALED!!!😎✌🏽
Just wanted to write in and say how much I loved reading all these responses, especially the ones talking about feeling like their short hair needed to always be perfect. I really identified with those stories. When I first started growing my hair out a couple of years ago I was always worried about hairs sticking out and being out of place. Now I’m happy because having this long hair I feel like “myself” and I spend more time worrying about how I feel than how people think I look or should look.
Thank you for taking the time to read our post. We are right there with you, Dave. Having long hair is a way of life. Keep lettin’ it ride!
cuidade, El Frances: creo bien que una mujer se va a conducir usted hasta el ayuntamiento y la iglesia…lol
i believe that 2 women are pictured between several men……..;;but all longhairs
A familiar scenario.
read in french longhair testimony: God created hair, and scissors were made by ( intolerant) men
this swiss knee length hair woman began her journey at 50 years old at chin length bob, and want let grow to the terminal length ; she could wear longer hair than Hairfreaky…lol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaGb5CqY-KQ
our very longhair bro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaT35zacVjE
Always blown away when seeing Hairfreaky’s hair.😂
As a mental health therapist, I am always trying to help people be their true selves. We all need to stop compromising themselves to satisfypeople who can’t respect us for who we are. I can’t think of many better ways to set an example for that than to grow my hair long and redefine “professional” on my own terms.
You just defined the core vision that ignited our co-founders to create The Longhairs. We are so pumped to have you in the community, El Terapeuta! It’s great to know you are a part of our community.🤘