El Rubio’s 4-Year Hair Update

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The back of El Rubio's head where he has a perfectly round bald spot

About That Bald Spot

It’s been two years since my last official hair update, where I revealed a concerning patch of hair that had apparently fallen out, leaving a perfectly round bald spot on the back of my skull. Since then many of you tight bros have been asking what’s the deal, and while I’ve been mum on the subject I appreciate you asking. Here at long last, I reveal it all in my four-year hair update.

El Rubio and family on the Mormon Pioneer Trail

Obligatory Origin References

As I write I’ve been traveling with my mother and 88-year-old grandfather for the last nine days from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah, following the paths of our ancestors on the Mormon Pioneer Trail.

El Rubio looking down into a city during his trip around the world

That might not seem relevant, but it was the topic of the first blog post I ever wrote, which was the precursor to my life-shaping trip around the world, which in part led to the foundations of The Longhairs, which has brought you here now.

It’s all cyclical as they say. We’ve all had different paths to long hair, yet here we are: united through flow—which I certainly hadn’t imagined when I wrote that blog post.

The Big Four-Year Hair Update

If you’ve read this far you must complete the experience by watching my long-awaited, much-anticipated, soon-to-be-vindicated four-year hair update. I’ll check in on the length, that concerning bald spot, and look ahead to The Great Cut 2024, from which we are now less than one year out.

This is what we trained for.

El Rubio pointing directly at YOU


As I speak through this blog post I beseech your aid in achieving our next great mission at The Great Cut. Right now that just means subscribing to the interest list or buying a t-shirt, but whether you donate your hair or a dollar you will earn my everlasting thanks and appreciation.
A world-record charity hair donation benefitting Children With Hair Loss.
March 16, 2024
San Diego, California, USA
Leave a message of affirmation in the comments.


  1. to Jeff: i presume that it was not an androgenetic alopecia ( very frequent at this location in the population of a european island “Corse”), but a excessive sebum amount hair fall when brushing, and it regrows spontaneously
    tip on grasy hair: dilute the dose of shampoo in a cup of water temp. around 100°F

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    Our venue is officially BOOKED for March 16, 2024! Safe to book your travel plans.

  3. Getting rid of the stress was a good move, that patch is looking healthy like a freshly maintained golf course!

  4. I’m about a year out from seeing this type of INSANE length, just in time to chop it off at The Great Cut haha.

  5. You’re all doing so great! I have a question though. Do you have to donate hair to support you guys or are there other ways?

    1. No you do not have to donate there is a wide range of support you can offer from volunteering, recruiting, working security and or just coming to the event and having a blast.

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