The Longhairs 156 Blog Post

Blog Post #156: Three Years Long and Strong

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Longhairs Roll Call

This is blog post #156, and it’s a special one.

It’s special because we have published a blog post every single week since the beginning, which means this post marks three straight years of original, quality content, direct from the heart. We’ve never missed.

When we first started, we only had two people reading our blog: our moms. After a while some of our friends started reading, because we made them. Over time, as we talked it up at bars and handed out hundreds of referral cards, others started reading.

We wrote a few posts that started attracting organic traffic. We started publishing on YouTube and getting a little traction. We found that guys were searching for the stuff we were putting out there. Still, our email list and social media following grew painfully slow.

A year after we started producing content we launched Hair Ties For Guys™. Though we still had a pretty small following, the hair ties started selling.

We can’t say exactly where or when, but somewhere between years two and three we started getting real action. You guys started leaving comments. Asking questions. Saying thank you.

The hair ties picked up, we added more collections and products, launched the commercial and kept grinding. Today we have tens of thousands of readers from all over the globe.

Through everything, the content machine has produced. Every single one of those 155 blog posts has as story behind it. Every one took some heart, and some hours. Some were exceptionally grueling, encroaching into Monday, Tuesday, and once even Wednesday.

We’ve had lots of guests contribute some great posts, but even those require hours of editing and production.

Estimates will show the fastest posts in history still took at least five or six hours between the two of us, the longest ones easily over 100. But the machine carries on, fueled by an unwavering determination to achieve greatness.

There are more highlights than we can highlight, but you can find some gems sifting through collections like these:

Yet every time we hit publish, the next week’s post looms: the content, and it’s demands. We’re ready for it, and shall tire not.

The lesson here: if you do anything meaningful for 156 weeks in a row, good things are going to happen. People will start paying attention. It’s the long game.

Don’t be fooled by promises of get rich quick, rock-hard abs in days or overnight success. It’s all bullshit. With very rare exceptions, anything worthwhile takes time, dedication and perseverance. Poetically, it’s just like growing out your long flowing mane. There’s just no quick & easy way.

When you start, no one is going to read. Except maybe your dear old mother, and she counts. You won’t see results for months or years. Stick with it. When you make it to 156 weeks you’ll have something.

We have something, but it would be nothing if it wasn’t for you guys. It would still be just two bros making blog posts with our moms reading them. Which wouldn’t be so bad…but now it’s so much more.

To commemorate this benchmark we’re asking you to sound off with an official Longhairs ROLL CALL. Let us know you’re here. Write something like this in the comments:

  1. Your Name and/or Alias
  2. Where you live
  3. How long your hair is

If you’re feeling extra zesty, answer one or more of the following questions in your comment:

  • Why did you start growing your hair out?
  • How did you first find out about The Longhairs?
  • What was the first blog post you remember reading or seeing?

Just for a little example, and since we’re part of this community too, both of us have commented on this post below.

Lastly, follow us on our social channels if you don’t already. Show some love.

And we can’t wait to read your comments.

 

Comments

  1. 4 months in. Read all the how to’s out there. In for the long hall. I’m from Melbourne Australia 🇦🇺

  2. My name is Blayne Massengill, I live in Knoxville, Tennessee. I have been growing out my hair for about 7 months and I’m about half an inch away from being able to tie all of my hair up (the sides are the only thing not long enough). When I started growing my hair out it was about an inch on top, and completely shaved on the sides.

    I had always wanted to grow my hair out, but I was always afraid of what people would think, especially my parents. I had always seen these guys with awesome, long hair, who had the same hair texture as I did. I always wanted to look like them, so one day I decided to grow it all out.

    Nobody really said anything at first, not until my hair got to about 5-6 inches, then came the comments.

    “When are you gonna get a hair cut”

    “How much longer are you gonna let it grow”

    Etc.

    I started wearing the top of my hair tied up to keep it off of my face. This is when a lot of criticism came my way, there were a lot of people who made fun of my hair, or said that I needed to cut it. Especially my parents. My father is a very traditional guy, he believes men should have short, neat hair, and that women should have long hair. When I told him I was growing it out he flipped. After several months of fighting, and him threatening to cut my hair, we came to an agreement. As long as I maintained straight A’s in my Highschool classes than I could grow my hair out.

    It’s been around 7 months since I started my long hair journey, and since then many people have switched from hating the idea of me with long hair, to absolutely loving it! While I still get a fair amount of hate, most people love my man bun, and more importantly, I love my hair! I’m so happy I made the decision to grow it out, it was definitely worth it!

    I was ecstatic to find out about the Longhairs, it’s nice to know that there are people just like me, who went through the struggle of growing it out, who dealt with the awkward stage and the Nay-sayers. I also love that there is a place for some sweet long hair merch for men. The LongHairs is definitely a brotherhood.

    1. Author

      Blayne dude! Your story is the reason we do this man! Super stoked to read your comment, especially that you were finally able to reach an agreement with your parents. Keep up those straight A’s amigo. And keep lettin it ride. We’ll be here.

  3. My name is Aaron, I’m 27 from the London area in England.

    I’ve wanted to grow my hair long for a while but been working in a corporate law environment since entering work, I’ve been working from my home office for a little over a year and figured screw it, time to let it ride! I’m 11 months from my last hair cut with most of my hair about an inch from my shoulders, but still awkward as shit because my old style had some hair much shorter in some areas. I get a lot of social pressure to cut it as most people I know are from the corporate environment.

    I’d almost caved in before finding El Rubio’s & El Moreno’s content, you guys are awesome and have inspired me to keep going. Can’t wait for it to hit my shoulders, and can’t wait to get my hands on the hair ties I’ve ordered!

    1. Yes Aaron! Way to go for it man so pumped you have committed. Can’t wait for you to try the ties!

      1. Thanks dude, so psyched to hear from El Moreno himself! *celebratory hair-whip*.

        I’ve been sharing your content all over the place and already two of my short-hair friends have decided to join the flow. Turns out that a lot of guys have had the dream, but until now there was never a place to feel at home – your mission is truly a global one fellas.

        I owe you both some beers if you ever find yourself in England!

  4. I’m Dave from Mariposa, Ca (just outside the gates of Yosemite National Park)
    I started regrowing my hair 4 years ago because I wanted to return to my hippie roots (pun intended) and at age 60, I was finally able to (after 35 long years of suffering under the shears)
    I was wearing it loose and letting it flow one fine summer day about 2 years ago, when I was given a card by one Lowell Young, and have been a fan of the Longhairs and this community ever since.

    I’m expecting to see Mark Cuban going through the awkward phase in a few months!
    Keep rockin it, guys.

  5. Austin
    Reno, NV

    Started growing it out in my sophomore year at college because I don’t like my hair short, but it behaves very poorly at that awkward intermediate between short and long, growing forward straight in front of my face. Two years later, we’re at about 24″, and totally loving it. Thanks for all the work you guys put it, this is really an outstanding resource and community.

  6. Hey Boys, an idea for your site.. it needs a forum so that your growing band of followers can comunicate with each other (and you) 🙂

  7. Name’s Jaymz
    From Ocean City, MD
    Hair is mid back length
    Started growing my hair out when I was 13 (I’m 31 now!) Around the same time I picked up a guitar because all my heroes had long hair (Eddie Van Halen noteably haha). It caused major arguments with my Pops including a time early in my journey where he inadvertently had me get a mullet as a “compromise” talk about an “awkward stage” haha. But eventually at 16 I had a full flowing mane. Since then I’ve only trimmed it never fully cut. I wish a site like this had existed back then. I’m sure I’ve done untold damage to my hair over the years with the blow dryer and bad brushing techniques. Just discovered you guys a month ago on Instagram and my first order is en route. Can’t wait!

  8. El Nico (or Nicolas anywhere else) 🙂
    From (& live in) the UK.

    Hair is currently 1” long, bear with me.. reached 50 years old in 2015 and decided to grow my hair out for he first time, not entirely sure why other than just fancied a complete (badass) change, I am quite impulsive and when I make my mind up about something I usually see it through. It got to my shoulders and I was loving it but a week ago I inexplicably decided that I’d had enough of it and wanted a new look.
    Rule one after two years of doing something.. take at least a week to think about it before making any quick f***ing decisions that you might f***ing instantly regret! The drive home from the hairdressers was absolutely horrendous as the enormity of what had just happend was properly sinking in. However, mr positive I am and unless my hair falls out overnight this evening is a great time to start the whole gad dam process again!
    I WILL NOT BE MAKING THE SAME MISTAKE AGAIN my comrades and this time round I will at least have some experience of what’s in store, no more mass bleaching episodes and no more cutting the back, just a full on ‘let it ride’. I did seem to get through the awkward stage pretty easily believe it or not, gel and further down the line metal hair bands seemed to do the trick okay. Daft as it sounds i’ve been pretty down about it over the last week and i’ve woke up at least 3 times in the night thinking it’s just been a bad dream! But I’m looking at it as a new challenge for 2018 now and maybe all that bleach did need cutting out 🙂
    Found out about this wonderful place when I first started growing out my hair, just by chance on google and over the last couple of years i’ve always kept up to speed with what the guys have been up to, have had a few things from the site and I will be back for more as my locks start taking shape again! Love El Rubio & El Moreno!

  9. Whiskers
    Live in Lowndes county, ga
    Hair is 8 inches.

    Why long hair? I always wanted a tail.
    I found you guys from a review of hair products on YouTube.
    First post was I guess your commercial.
    Inspiration as always…

  10. I was a 41 year smoker and decided it was about time to re-assess my mortality. With two left in the pack, I chucked them in a dumpster. They now lie in the soil of the Rocky Mountain Front Range. I had a #2 buzz cut at the time and my daughter suggested I mark my quitting date with something special.

    So, I broke up with my barber. I’m sure she didn’t lose any sleep. The first 16-18 months I had to cover my mirrors. To be brutally honest, my hair was a pain in the @$$. Then, one evening when sharing a few adult beverages at the local watering hole, an attractive middle age woman (10-15 yrs younger) came up behind me and grabbed my locks and whispered LOVE THE LOOK…KEEP IT GROWIN.

    I’m 61….Sold! Was recently near the front rows at a Garth Brooks show and had 3 different women ask what my job was with The Band? Can you get me backstage? What instrument do you play? It was truly shocking and flattering at the same time. If I had a buck for every time some chick pulled on my ponytail, I would own a YACHT!

    Although it’s somewhat wavy, it now flows to the bottom of my rib cage, front and back. It’s trimmed every 8-10 months. Other than an occasional rat, easily managable. Last buzz cut was 2-5-13. My grandkids fight over brushing it and are now learning to braid it. They’ll bury me with it, I assure you!

    I ran into you guys via a web search for ‘mens hair ties’. Love the comradary, posts, wraps and ties. Love it ALL.
    Thanks, and KEEP IT GROWING

  11. Hey guys! Eddie X from Bridge City, Texas here!

    My hair is shoulder length to just past my shoulders in the back. Been growing it out because I was tired of the short hair styles and it seems I attract the kind of chic’s I dig.

    I just found y’all a couple of weeks ago doing a search for hair ties for guys, I was surprised to actually find what I was looking for and found so much more! Y’all are doing a great job with the products and tips, I think I was doing good to my hair but y’all helped me kick it up a notch!

    Thanks for the work y’all have put in to THE LONGHAIRS!

  12. My name is Michael from Miami, Fl and i been growing my hair for 3 years but length wise im at almost 2 years. Im roughly at the 22 month mark and had some trims every 3-4 months, some that didnt turn out good because the stylist cut too much. My hair is on track right now past the shoulder blades and im looking to grow it to collar/collar bone length.

  13. The name is Tim, I’ve been growing out my hair for roughly a year and a half now almost. I live in Valparaiso, Indiana. Currently my hair reaches my shoulders, or atleast some of it can rest on my shoulders now but not quite all of it yet. My ultimate goal is 2 years so it’s nice getting closer and closer.

    I started to let it ride because my hair grows extremely quickly and I was having to get it cut roughly every 2-3 weeks which cost me about 15 dollars each visit. So I started to do it as a way to save a couple bucks and then after about a month I made the legitimate push to see how long I can go. I’ve loved the look with every month that passes more and more. NO plans on cutting it! I found out about The Longhairs from a YouTube video about shaping your sideburns that I accidentally came across. Now I can honestly say you guys are a motivation, and some.

  14. Name’s Ethan, I’m currently living in Maryland, and my hair’s about 7” at the moment. I started growing it out in April of this year, but had about an inch trimmed off for my sister’s wedding in August. Definitely in the awkward stage right now.

    I’ve always wanted to grow my hair out, but this is the first time I’ve been allowed to because, until now, I’ve always had a dress code to abide by.

    I first discovered the Longhairs while googling how to care for long hair. Within the past month, my hair finally grew long enough that my normal shower routine wasn’t cutting it, so I took to google for some info and happened on this site. Best thing I’ve learned so far: when conditioning, rinse with cold water—my hair’s never been so silky smooth, and I love it.

  15. Hi Hombres,

    Russell here from Melbourne, Australia. Always liked long hair, but main phase started in about 2003, as a result of being called to a criminal jury. Defence selected me because I was seen as a conservative, conventional person on account of my work-enforced short haircut. I became the only person to differ from the unanimous verdict of the very conservative traditional older-middle-aged blokey codger geyser types which were the other 11. I completed an acting course shortly after that, and it was mind blowing to observe how easily I could sway the perceptions others had of me by the hair and clothes I wore, and also the way I walked and talked. With Polish/Spanish/British/Finnish genetic roots my hair is unusually thick, and brown, not much grey, even at 62. So I’ve always had lots of hair on my head. Never bullied at school, only later in life, but some boys said I looked like a girl!, not feminine, just bushy hair when school and Father didn’t want me to have that! One teacher said I was the only boy he ever met who had “barbed wire for hair”: clearly my haircare regimen was below par. Often get tapped on my shoulder from people who think I’m some famous actor or rock musician. Once a young American guy walked past and said, in a bully rude way, “get a haircut”! A uni professor insultingly said “I see you’ve grown your hair, I thought long hair had come and gone”! This was in say 2005, from a nerdy scientist who presumed he was an expert in style, and seemed to believe he had a right to tell me what to do! I suggested that perhaps he buy a mirror, to see what he looked like, and that I was too much of a gentleman to comment on his hair.

    Love to here what some of you guys think about these comments.

    Shoulder length now, I like my hair, and its good for you: warmth in winter, protection from sun on your neck and ears in Summer, and really cool in hot weather if you wet it or tie it back. Must get some of your colourful ties, but use helically coiled springy things (which look like a little donut) at the moment.

    Love dancing and music, so get out to good clubs, even at my age, and get quite a few nice comments from younger people, and even kisses, from some of the girls, and even guys (doesn’t scare me).

    Gotta comment about the US lingo; took me a while to work it out: What we call a fringe, you call bangs! What we call plaits, you call braids; what we call “growing our hair”, you call “growing it OUT”. I want to leave it in. What you call ties, we call bands! Cute!!!!!!

    Fascinated by some of the others’ comments re stares: as Oscar Wilde once said, “There’s only one thing worse than being talked about, and that is, NOT being talked about!”.

    To finish on a philosophical note, I suspect that guys wishing to embrace their natural selves, including their hair, is a logical concomitant of women seeking to be themselves, since the early feminist days of say Germaine Greer, who went to the same school in Melbourne my sister did. So girls seek a career, or play football, if they want, which is entirely natural: I for one don’t see substantial difference in abilities of males or females to do the same things in life. Asmuch difference within as between genders, and much determined in first 3 months inside Mummy! So I think it’s good boys and men grow their hair if they want, and colour or whatever they want to do. The next step would be, for example, for news “anchors” to have long hair, and to be able to wear good, masculine stylish sleeveless tops or t-shirts and shorts if they want, just like women can.

    All comments welcome!

    Just remember: LONG HAIR, IT GROWS ON YA!

    Russell

  16. Sup guys. My name is Jeff. I had long hair before as a teen and now back at it again. It’s down to my mid back after two years. I hate getting hair cuts and always knew I would grow it out again. Turns out it’s really a lot of work but well worth it! That sense of individualism is so cool. Love your stuff and use the hairbands everyday. I found you on How I Built This podcast. Amazing work and drive and something to be proud of for sure! Cheers!

  17. Well then… My name is Junior, I’m 35 y.o, from Brazil, and my hair is below my shoulders now. The longest part is 18″. Should be longer, but a few cuts here and there with very wrong people took it almost 4″. But it’s okay for a 3 years growing, right? I’ve already made a very long statement about the reasons of start growing my hair and the problems surrounding it on a post about “why you shouldn’t cut your hair” (or something like that), when Chris wrote about a guy he tragically met on a bar. The simple reason is: because I’ve always wanted. And until 3 years ago I used to cut my hair because I tried to be what people expected me to be (or what I thought people expected). Awful living that way. You feel tied. And when I realized that what I was doing was only bringing to my life nothing more than emptiness and sadness, that was when I thought things should change. That point of my life was crucial, because that was when I started to live my life fully and commited only to myself. Things changed for good drastically since then and I have no regrets. And when my hair was long enough to have fun with it, I did a quick search on YouTube about how to make different looks, that how I found TLH channel, but I don’t remeber the first blog post I read or saw, but I do remember 2 of them that really moved me somehow, because some facts on both posts were similar to my life in some past occasions. The first blog post I’ve already mentioned, and the second is about children suffering prejudice in school because their hair is long. But what does really matter is that you guys are doing a wonderful job on keep saying that long hair is not a case of race, gender, sexuality or anything else. Doesn’t matter who you are, your hair is yours, and so are your decisions, hopes, wishes and all. Above all great things you are doing, you also give space to anonymous people share their personal experiences so we can all feel related someway, somehow. Peace!

  18. Hey my name is josiah and i live in dayton ohio
    I first started growing my hair out 5 years ago beacuse i was lazy. After the awkawrd stage i started to realize how cool it was. My hair is now hangs down to my lower back . I found this place when i was looking how to braid hair. I am really glad i found it .

  19. Wattfly from Mentor, Ohio
    Hair just below shoulders
    Wanted to get back to my college days in Ann Arbor. Still employed in the corporate
    Engineering world.
    Forget where I first saw your post – old age? Doesn’t matter!
    Keep on blogging!

  20. The name is Darrell, I’ve been growing my hair for about 3 years now. I have very thick hair which has its own set of obstacles. I started growing it sort of as one last hurrah before I felt like I was too old to be able to get away with it (and getting accused of a mid-life crisis). I was going to let it grow and then keep it long for a year or so and then cut it but every time I mention the idea of cutting it, everyone (well, most people) says that I should definitely not cut my hair.
    I found The Longhairs just a couple of weeks ago because I was Googling how to sleep with long hair because I will often wake up with hair all over my face and it can be annoying. I found a video from The Longhairs and instantly became a fan of the site. I’ve ordered hair ties and a head wrap and am thrilled with the quality of them. So glad I found this site.

  21. Hey fellow longhairs. Mark here. Haven’t had a cut since October of 2015, when I told the girl to leave it on my ears and a little longer. Now, it’s down to that lower point between the shoulder blades. Found this website about 7 months later. Was just looking for any info on long hair and how to handle all aspects from shampoo to conditioning and how to make it healthy, etc. You guys were a riot. Glad I found some fellow lovers of mane, which has helped me stay strong in times of doubt.

    Along the way, I read about young guys and their moms dealing with the hassle and pressure, and felt their pain. Then I watched as my own normally “progressive” daughter and her “non conventional” husband CAVED and pushed my grandson to cut his hair. So much for progress…………

    I made it through my youngest daughter’s wedding, where I was under enormous pressure to “just trim it” one year into this journey. But I hung in there and stuck to my guns. Thanks for being there guys. Just knowing there are others out there, who have hung tough, really does help.

    So, now I find myself actually thinking of getting a slight trim or cleanup, 2+ years in. Although my general motto is that cutting your hair to grow it out, is counter intuitive. Then assuming you can reconcile that, you’ve got to find someone to cut your hair that you actually trust. And, while there are some very cool moms and ladies who cut hair out there, you haven’t lived until you’ve had a woman try to “fix” you. Factor in that I live in tiny Wales, Wis. where everyone will offer to shear you along with the other farm animals, and you can see why I might hesitate to venture into any place with scissors, electric or otherwise. (Love your Logo!)

    I can’t forget the horror story my mother told us about my older sisters long beautiful hair being chopped off in what can only be described as an extended “bowl” by some “well meaning” person, when my sister was about 7. Obviously it grew back, but what right did that person have? And if they’ll do that to a girl?………….

    So, here is my suggestion guys; create a place where longhairs (men and the women who love them) can post the places to trust. No judgement, just good and friendly service. I was in an “Ulta” with the wife recently, and saw that they cut and style hair. Surely they must be cool, so I thought “maybe???” But boy did a chill run up my spine when I dared to ask about getting a trim. Those ladies stared at me like I had six eyes. Even though they did get friendlier, I crossed that one off the list. So I’ve retreated back to my “no trimming zone”. I just don’t think flyover country will ever live up to their potential.

    I’ve started and stopped this journey a few times in my life, I wasn’t sure how long I would or even could grow it, and now? This time,……….I’m looking for Terminal (with or without a trim).

    Rock On Cody, Kai, Hayden, Josef, Marcin, Phillip, the “El” brothers, and all the rest of you lovers of Mane!

  22. 15 months…. I thought at one year it’d be the end of my journey, but clearly its gonna take 1.5 to 2 years, great thing I found The Long Hairs to bring me to the final destination!

  23. I’m Cody.
    I’m from Huntsville, AL.
    My hair is about three inches below the nipples. With hopefully eight more inches to go.
    Out of the past 12 years, my hair was short for maybe 2 of them about halfway through. That wasn’t me. I’ve lived a life of people trying to force me into a mold. Cut your hair. Wear these clothes. Go to school for this. Think like this. I always had to fight my way to being an individual in my youth. No one could just accept me as me. My hair is a reminder that I will always be my own man and walk my own journey. I control my destiny.

  24. Marcin from Poland;
    Second journey of longhair, almost 3years in right now(full 3years at 25 of march 2018).

    You might ask why did i write second journey, well let me explain it a bit.

    Everything started in the last year of my highschool, back in the second part of 2014. when I decided to grow my hair, what was mine reason?
    Simply because I wanted to let it ride, and see how is it like to have long hair. You could say that my hair were at the “awkward stage” when i started to really look forward for long hair look. Few months later, like ~9 i was able to make some sort of fold over ;)(at the time i didn’t really call it like that, didn’t discover Your Youtube channel). But I got frustated with them over time. You might ask why? Well it was some quite long time ago, but I think the overall hustle with wash cycle, and just taking care of them make me fell about cutting them. At this point I started looking for some Youtube videos about long hair journey, that’s how I discovered few channels with fellow long haired dudes, but the one video was the thing, the “Long hair for MEN” by ninjanolan, but I still was on the edge.
    I have told to my friends&family about thinking of cutting them, They were happy of me getting a haircut, which by now I see why I really did cut them, under the pressure and influence, I felt like I have to do it, not for me, but them. I know how it sounds, but sometimes You want others to be happy around You, not Yourself..

    Anyway the day of the haircut was there, the 25 of march 2015. I remember it like it was yesterday.
    My hair were pretty long, never have longer hair in my life. But I have cut them. Few days after that cut, I went back to that video by ninjanolan, and felt huge disappointment in myself, that I have let others decide, what’s better for me. At the end of the video I decided to never go to barber shop anymore(well maybe for a trim).

    Now we are here, almost 2018, and Im at the 32moths of hair growth with 1trim, to get them level out a bit. Before the trim they were around my nipples, after it they are about ~3/4cm shorter.
    Even after such long time of hair growth, my sides are still not so long, but im happy with, what I have right now.
    Few moths ago I have decided to regrow my neckhairs, and sideburns, before that I have been trimming them just like Zlatan Ibrahimovic has. That’s the one of few reasons why I wanted to have my hairs long(I mean come on, he looks badass!)

    The first video I saw from You guys, was the one about El Rubio’s travel, that thing hooked me up for good. After that I have been watching them regularly, and commented on few of them. I have the hair ties for guys v1, which are still holding strong!

    What else can I say.. well to everyone struggling with awkward stage, sides being to short to fit in a ponytail/foldover, just hold on! Keep on going, You are not alone in this journey. Let me tell You that at the end of the day ALL OF THIS WILL BE WORTH ANY MINUTE YOU HAVE BEEN ASKING YOURSELF WHY!

    Sorry for such a wall of text, and not so perfect english, had to write it somewhere, Thank You guys for being around and inspiring people around the world, You are the best!

  25. Yo, I’m Jonathan from Floresville, Texas, but you can call me “El Ligero”! My flow is fine as hell, and I’m not just talking about how awesome it is! It currently comes down to about my armpit, and it’s only going to be getting longer from there!

    I started growing it out as soon as I graduated from high school about 4 years ago because I had always wanted longer hair, and that’s when I finally had the freedom to do it! I never planned on it growing this long, but after being unable to figure out how long I wanted it (and spending far too much time in the awkward stage), I decided to just let it grow. After deciding to keep it long, I realized that I would need to learn how to take care of it, especially with how fine my hair is. After stumbling around the internet for a bit, I came across the Longhairs and their awesome content, and the rest is history!

  26. Josef Stark
    Alias: El Rizado
    Hailing from ole North Carolina
    I started growing out my hair because I’ve always wanted long hair but my parents were against it. My hair is only about 9 inches but my hair on the side is only about 3 inches. I’m trying to recover from the undercut and it is a grueling process especially since I have very curly hair. I discovered The Longhairs a few months ago and am already repping some sick merch. I love the little bonus things things you send in the packages by the way, I have given out the business cards to a lot of my friends.
    Peace fellow long hairs 🤙🏽

  27. Alias: The Dude
    Location: Shakopee, MN
    I’m going my hair out from about 1/2″ on the sides and back and 1″ on top. I am currently 8 months into my longhair journey. I found the longhairs while looking for inspiration and motivation for my longhair journey. (And I was not disappointed!). My first longhair article was the dads with longhair post (that one was sick). Anyway. Keep up the good work! And thanks for everything!

  28. I’ve been growing out my hair from a short combover for about 1 year and 9 months. My hair is a bit passed my shoulders and loving it. It’s really cool.

  29. My name is Kai,
    Im from Germany an my Hair is down to my mid back (3 1/2 Years).

    Actually it’s the second time growing it out. The first time when I let i grow out I had no idea of how u properly treat your Hair so it got all unhealthy and looked shitty and thats why I cut it… A few years later I started my journey again but this time I wanted to do better! So I searched through the Internet for tips and advices. I cant remember the first Video from your youtube channel that I saw but I definitly know thats how I found you guys. However I watched all of your Videos and read through your whole website. And know since I knew how to properly treat your hair and all the do’s and dont’s I started my journey again (Actually I havent cut em for 1 year by that time^^). And now 3 and a half years later I’ve got some really nice and healthy hairs. Even my Barber said they’re really healthy and good looking. Also it’s not uncommon that even women are jealous about my hair which I really do enjoy, though :D. However what I trying to say is Thank you guys! I dont think I’d have such nice hair without your help!

    Let it ride!

  30. Name’s phillip chavez
    Currently located in baldwin park,CA, USA.
    My hair is 13-15 inches long or just touching my nips (nipple XD), I guess I let my hair grow cuzz of the benefits It brings; scientific srudies show it aplifies tracking skills,serves as a connection to the spiritual realm, gives like a sixth sense, and much more. In medieval times warriors/knights let their hair long as it increased their survival rate and was like their secret to superhuman abilities(shown in a lot of tales and folklore) and only those royal and people with money could keep their hair long as it meant they had the money to maintain it (that’s why peasants, people with low power/wealth had short hair)-basically long hair was a luxury not many could afford. Previously I focused in medieval times but the truth is many places did the same thing. Think of samurai, Mayan warriors, native americans, and many more, Hell I guess all greek gods have long hair! Hair=power/manliness/warriors.

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