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How to Tie Your Long Hair – 5 Year Anniversary Edition

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5 Years of Hair Tutorials

In January 2015 we published blog post #10, How to Tie Your Long Hair – For Men. Introducing myself awkwardly as “Chris,” it was our very first hair tutorial and to this day is our #1 most-viewed video on YouTube.

It’s funny to think about what we knew back then; it was our first time growing our hair long, every day was the longest it had ever been.

We were learning as we went and we didn’t know what was coming next—not only with our hair, but with our videos, our content, with The Longhairs. Would anyone watch? Does anyone care??

Whelp, we’re still pumping out long hair tutorials and it just goes to show: simple is best, it always comes back to the fundamentals.

 

Reviewing the Fundamentals

Looking back at our first tutorial, the production value was modest, the demonstrations were simple, and we were an undeveloped brand. Even so, the fundamental concepts were sound, covering how to use a hair tie, basic and effective tie-ups, and simple variations.

These same fundamentals are the basis for this 5-year anniversary edition, a fresh take on some of the most basic ways to tie your long hair, including favorites I still use for my go-to tie-ups today.

Classic Long Hair Tie-Ups

First you’ll see an intro with the tools and products being used, followed by a quick hair preparation walkthrough before diving into the step-by-step.

Then we cover The Menstail, The Foldover, The Half High Ball and The Sloppy Joe, mixing in a few variations for each, addressing different hair lengths and preferences while pulling in various accessories.

 
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A Note on Hair Length

Here in 2020 my hair is about three inches longer than it was in the original video, giving me a little more to work with on these tie-ups. Depending on your hair length, some of these styles may be more or less suitable for you.

If your hair's still growing, maybe just barely long enough to tie up, we have a perfect tie-up for you. And if you already have a full flowing mane we have plenty more long hairstyles for men. Anyway you cut it, we’ve got everything you need to tie it up...for the guys.

 

How to Tie Your Long Hair

Tying Long Hair: Step-By-Step

Here we’ve re-published the step-by-step instructions and photos from the original post; you’ll notice the hair tie being used was one of our first prototypes. Today this exact hair tie is encased in glass for safekeeping and sealed off from sunlight, awaiting the day when a global museum of long hair is erected.

1. Put your hair tie on the wrist of your dominant hand.

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2. Use both hands to gently pull your hair together at the back of your skull.
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3. Hold your hair at the base making a circle with the thumb and index finger of the hand your hair tie is on.
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4. Use your other hand to grab the hair tie from your wrist; stretch it over your hand and hair, pulling your hair the rest of the way through.

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5. You're now holding the tie with your other hand. Stick 3-5 fingers inside the loop of the tie, give it one twist using your wrist, then grab your hair with the fingers you're using to hold the tie open.
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6. Once again stretch the tie over your hair and wrist with your opposite hand, pulling your hair through. Repeat this one or two more times, depending on how much the tie stretches.
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7. For a menstail: pull your hair all the way through on your last loop.
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8. For a foldover: pull you hair only halfway through, folding it over on top of itself on the final loop.
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9. Cinch it down if by pulling the hair apart in two directions right at the base of the the hair tie. This will also help you add some volume to your foldover.

Mens Bun

And that’s how you tie your long hair.

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And why do you know all this?

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Comments

    1. Author

      Haha love it man! And you still have the Old Glories from four years ago! Amazing. You have been following for a long time Chamane, glad to have you with us. C’YA!

  1. I’m glad I’m not the only one that struggles with the Sloppy Joe! I remember trying it dozens of times after the first video. I’ve improved, but still nowhere near a go-to like Fold Over, High Ball, etc. Truly enjoyed the updated video! Keep up the amazing work as always!

    1. Author

      ET! Haha seriously man! Always been a tougher one for me, glad you’re with me on that. Appreciate it amigo, LET IT RIDE!

  2. hi! 6 yo son has long blonde hair. (as does his two parents – well color is diff) am seeking more tutorials on sort of viking braids…. in your website? i will also check out your youtube. if there are none, please consider adding!

    1. Author

      Hope to have these available for purchase someday. The brush is Ergo brand ionic polishing paddle brush. The comb we actually got as a sample unit from a manufacturer.

  3. excuse an old haired man who practiced ponytail 25 years ago: to draw less on the roots (beware, El Rubio, you risk alopecia of traction at the temples), you have to tie the hair about 2 inches from the skull, then, separating the ponytail in half, spread both hands to tighten it towards the skull
    I also translated your article at this address: http://chamanedaniel.canalblog.com/archives/2020/02/01/37989638.html
    let it grow, bros !!!

    1. Author

      I will be cautious with the hair tension chamane! Thanks for the translation also. Letting it ride bro!

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