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The Journey to Dreads Part II

In Educate by El Moreno6 Comments

Danny sat anxiously at Hyde Edwards Salon, waiting for his name to be called by the receptionist. Eyes closed and head leaned back he contemplated the coming weeks of effort, commitment and awkwardness he must endure before reaching a full head of dreadlocks. “This is the beginning” he murmured to himself over the sound of blow dryers and amusing background conversations. “I’m doing this and it’s gonna be siiiccck!!” “Danny…” He looked up to see Kyra walking his way. It was time to get this extreme mass of hair under control.

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Only The Brave

In Educate by El Rubio16 Comments

Gotta give it to our boy on this one. Registered longhair “Ross Littlejohn,” reporting from the field in Scotland, aptly named this sick as you-know-what hybrid longhair style, which he witnessed at a Scottish wedding no less, “The Brave.” Well said, Littlejohn…if that is your real name. So we had to dial this one up you. Not only does this get your hair out your face, but features a combination of wearing it down and twisting it up. Instant classic. Try it. Wear it. Bravely.

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The Journey To Dreads Part I

In Celebrate, Educate by El Moreno5 Comments

Danny Ramirez is a San Diego local who works right across the street from our headquarters. As you can tell from the picture he has extreme hair, 13 inches of it to be exact, and that hair goes in all directions except down. For him the only solution to the madness is dreadlocks. So as he embarks on his journey we will be there by his side every step of the way. This is the first edition in a series documenting Danny’s process, using various forms of media to showcase what it really takes to grow a full head of proper dreadlocks.

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Quick Tips is LIVE

In Educate by El Rubio2 Comments

Yo Longhairs! Pumped up to announce Longhairs Quick Tips is now LIVE! What is Quick Tips? Quick Tips speaks to one of our fundamental mission objectives, to educate men with long hair. You see, most women have grown up since childhood learning how to take care of their hair: brushing, braiding, styling, washing, caring for, etc. Many of us guys didn’t have that luxury. Even if we had long hair as a young man we certainly weren’t braiding and brushing each other’s hair at recess. Long hair indoctrination passed us by.

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Cutting off 4 Inches

In Educate by El Moreno26 Comments

As a longhair there’s great pride in lettin’ it ride. You learn about yourself and your hair, and together you and your trusty strands grow an inseparable bond. These strands are the ones that have been with you since the beginning. The old vets, who were once young recruits leading the charge to your shoulders. These days though, they hold the line as the last four inches on your glorious head of hair.

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Get Your Hair Out of Your Face

In Educate by El Moreno11 Comments

You know what I’m talking about. Those pesky, annoying, face tickling, eye poking, never stay in a hair tie little shits. They’re always flying around, getting loose and causing unanticipated frustration. It’s time we put these little assholes in their place and show ’em who’s boss. How you might ask?

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The Uncomfortable Truth About Awkward Stage Hair

In Advocate, Educate by El Rubio321 Comments

You’re In It Awkward stage hair. You’ve had enough. You’re cutting it off. You have awkward stage hair and you’re convinced it looks awful. You feel weird, sloppy, unprofessional, and you don’t know what the hell to do with it. You get comments from people, even your mom, telling you your hair looks bad and well-meaning advice that “you should just cut it honey.”   They mean well, but they don’t understand. They’re thinking short-term, not big picture. You’ve got a date with destiny and you need to look good for it. What they don’t realize is your shoulders are throwing a party and they’re waiting for your hair to arrive. Yet, with every naysayer and glance in the mirror, doubt creeps in, as slowly as your awkward length hair seems to be growing. You question your resolve, and each day a fresh, clean haircut sounds ever-more enticing. Well friend, …

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Selecting a Weapon of Choice

In Educate by Minh Huynh7 Comments

“Long hair, don’t care” is the pervasive internet meme du jour. However, in my previous post, The Struggle of an Athletic Long Hair, I showed the athletic longhair should care. Because if you fail to plan, then you plan to fail, right? Well if you don’t plan to do something with your hair before you compete then you’re gonna have problems, which may include getting your ass kicked.

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How to Blow Dry Your Hair For Men

In Educate by El Moreno14 Comments

The blow dryer is something that is hard to pick up at first. Ok, not literally. But it feels uncomfortable, it’s loud and you’re not sure how to use it. Fear no more my brothers, we can use this tool with precision, and its a valuable asset when the situation calls for it. So grab that hot-breathing pistol, plug it into the wall and blow your head off, it’s going to feel great. Watch and learn how to blow dry your hair for men.

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Is It Time To Cut Your Long Hair?

In Educate by El Rubio14 Comments

Have you ever wondered if you should cut your long hair? The obvious answer is no, you should not cut your long hair “off.” But if you’ve been growing for a number of years you might be thinking about getting a trim, which there are mixed opinions about. Should I trim it or not? Will trimming make my hair grow faster? What can I do about these annoying short hairs around my ears and neckline? As it turns out, we have a professional hair cutter and certified longhair right here on our block.

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How to Tie Your Long Hair – For Men

In Educate by El Rubio45 Comments

UPDATED: while this post is an all-time classic, we’ve updated and refreshed the material in How to Tie Your Long Hair – 5 Year Anniversary Edition. Congratulations. You have long hair. You know this because you’ve reached the internationally recognized benchmark: it’s long enough to tie it up. But do you know how to tie your long hair? With great power comes great responsibility, and with great hair comes a pain in the ass, which is hair in your face. You need to tie your long hair up sometimes, but not only that, you want to have some options. You’re a longhair, that means you’ve already decided to be different. You can and should try new and different long hairstyles for men with your hair. That’s where The Longhairs come in. Like how to tie your long hair, for example. Here’s our first tutorial ever. Just like a ponytail, except …