El Moreno at 9 Months of Hair Growth

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Still Growing

After overcoming my 6 month breaking point and implementing the tactics I strong-armed out of El Suavecito, the last few months have passed with relative ease.

I’m still far from achieving my goal of a full flowing mane, but as the winter months have approached the use of beanies has become much more frequent and welcome.

It’s like the best and the worst time of year to be growing out your hair. The best because cooler weather is a good reason to wear a hat or beanie, and most days I’m able to conceal my awkward stage hair.

The worst because this is when all the fancy holiday engagements are happening: Thanksgiving dinner, swanky holiday parties and Christmas photos with the family...where hats and beanies are usually not acceptable.

Thankfully at 9 months of hair growth I have enough length to brush it backwards and look halfway decent. If I can get a pass from the wife for the family photos, I know it can’t be looking that bad.

As the rain falls in San Diego, and our team fulfills thousands of orders from our biggest sale in history, I took a few minutes to answer your questions and show you what I’m working with at nine months of hair growth.
El Moreno With Long Hair
El Moreno With Short Hair

Grow It Out With El Moreno

Co-Founder and Chief Follicle Office (CFO) at The Longhairs, El Moreno first grew his hair long in 2012, letting it ride for seven years before shaving his head at The Great Cut and donating 24 inches of hair. He’s growing it back out and he wants you to grow it out with him.

Whether you’re growing it out to donate or just to let it ride, join El Moreno’s hair update list for videos, progress checks and real-time tips and tactics through the awkward stage and beyond.


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  1. This gives me hope!!! I’ve never been able to get past the 8-9 months stage… I’m back at 5-6 months now and I’m bound and determined to see it through!

  2. OMG Wow ur long hair looks real good .. I will die to have hair like yours and would NEVER cut short again if I were u ..pls cherish it deeply ..dun ever cut short again! Please 😂😜

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      Well I’ll keep it growing until 2024 where I’ll donate it for The Great Cut

  3. I’m around the 7 month mark but my hair grows very straight and very forward, so it hangs straight down in my face. Is there a point where it will just go back?

  4. Yet again another perfectly timed update.
    I eagerly await the next one on how to deal with these ridiculous sideburns.
    Mine are about long enough to tuck behind my ears, no good, even in a hat I’m looking unkempt.

  5. yo, longhair !!!
    as you have the mid ears covered and an acceptable length at the back, you can let growth to ear covered
    then you will have a choice to do: maintain a back shape to get a shoulder length and wait the sides get to this level ( to get a shoulder length bob) and you will can wear a ponytail when the sides will get the chin length
    or get a short bob and let it grow
    or, if you want get a high bun, wear before you can tie it, a mullet
    let it grow, bros !!!
    ps salutations to La Rubia and your children

  6. Love watching this growth journey, especially since you’ve been here before. Great for guys growing their hair out. I’m at almost 4 years of growth. Now I get an inch trimmed every 6 months just to clean it up and get rid of split ends. It’s still growing longer doing that. It’s halfway down my back now. Slicking hair back or brushing it back was a big trick for me to get through the end of the awkward stage. In another 9 months you’ll have long hair.

  7. It’s so great to see you at the different stages. Your first video, when you were looking in the mirror and ran your fingers through and all your hair stood up was EXACTLY at the point where mine was too and I started cracking up!! I wasn’t familiar with your organization, but had buzzed all of mine and sent it to Children With Hair Loss. And you’re right…the growing out process is brutal. LOL Especially with all of the holiday functions you mentioned. Thank you for being there for all of us going through this “awkward” time.
    Sincerely, Your sister in the “wait, don’t hate”. haha!!

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      We got this! Let’s go, happy to know you are rollin with me Bonnie! 🙂

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