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The Journey to Dreads Part II

In Educate by El Moreno5 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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The Fine 15: Top Longhairs of the NFL

In Celebrate by El RubioLeave a Comment

It’s finally here. NFL kickoff. When everyone’s team has a shot at the Super Bowl; when hopes and spirits are high; when productive Sundays are abandoned for seven consecutive hours of commercial-free, non-stop, whip-around coverage on the RedZone channel, interrupted only for intermittent sprints to the bathroom and 90 seconds to heat up a pair of Hot Pockets, capped off with a dramatic compilation of every single touchdown of the day, wrapping up just in time for a 30-minute break before Sunday Night Football kickoff between two teams you don’t care about, but you’re going to spend an additional three hours watching anyway.

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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 Definitive Longhair Problems for Men

In Advocate by El Rubio106 Comments

There have been some pretty wack posts about “longhair problems,” especially those purporting to be for men, yet written by women. We knew we could do better.

Some you’ll see for the first time, others you’ll be intimately familiar with. We’re proud to present to you, the definitive guide to #longhairproblemsformen

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The Journey To Dreads Part I

In Celebrate, Educate by El Moreno3 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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How A Traveler Became A Longhair

In Advocate by El Rubio36 Comments

“Every guy with long hair has a reason for it. Maybe it’s a statement, or a story, maybe it’s about his character and who he is. Maybe he just doesn’t like getting his hair cut. But there’s something about it for all of us.”

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Cutting off 4 Inches

In Educate by El Moreno24 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 Rubio272 Comments

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, we’re here for you. …

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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 Moreno12 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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The Struggle of an Athletic Longhair

In Advocate by Minh Huynh1 Comment

“Cry in the dojo, laugh on the battlefield,” an old proverb that pops into my mind as I lay on the jiu-jitsu mat with my long hair dripping sweat into my eyes. The warrior that coined that phrase must have been a longhair as he understands all too well the struggles of training with a mane. This made me wonder, from mixed martial artists to football players, how many professional athletes chose to rock the establishment and don streaming locks despite the obvious disadvantage?

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The 9 Greatest Longhair Scientists of All Time

In Advocate by Grey Healy12 Comments

Scientists, some of the most respected, prestigious, and forward thinking individuals in society. They broaden our horizons, give us new angles, and make our lives easier through invention and innovation. However, throughout history, most fail to acknowledge that many of these geniuses rocked absolutely killer manes. From Albert Einstein to Archimedes, these legends graced us not only with their scientific prowess, but their genius hair.

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What You Didn’t Know About Your Friend With Long Hair

In Advocate by El Rubio15 Comments

Chances are you know at least one man or boy with long hair. He might be a family member, boyfriend or husband, a casual acquaintance, or just a Facebook friend you don’t remember ever meeting. It could be someone you’ve known for years who always had short hair, but recently made the life decision to grow it out. You probably haven’t thought much about this guy’s long hair, or his struggle. That’s because there are things you simply don’t think about unless you are a man with long hair.

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Handing Out Longhair Referral Cards

In Celebrate by El Rubio4 Comments

We’ve met more men with long hair in the past three months than in both of our lifetimes combined. Since Long Manes & Candy Canes we’ve been handing out referral cards to every longhair we see. We started with a box of 2000. Now we’re down to 50, meaning there are 1950 longhairs referral cards out there in the world. Hopefully they’ve fallen into the right hands.