I know, I know. You read the headline and you’re right back in freshman history class. Your eyelids actually start to sag, and drool pools behind your lower lip. But read on, fellow longhair, for an important lesson to learn here, there is.
2015 was the inaugural year of The Longhairs, and building a community for men with long hair.
It was our first year of content, producing a blog post once a week, rain or shine, and its demands. With help from guests and contributors, we published articles, videos, tutorials, interviews, podcasts, longhair stories and more. They weren’t always perfect, but it was all original.
This week we want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, or a happy holiday whatever you may celebrate, even if it’s just celebrating life.
For us, December and the approaching winter (here in the northern hemisphere), is a special time.
As you know, last week we celebrated the hair ties launch at Long Manes & Candy Canes. Many of you couldn’t make it due to the long distance, but we know you were down for it.
At the party we held the premier screening of the newest video. It shows a little different side of The Longhairs.
It went down as expected. Thanks to everyone who came and who helped make it happen. Below are a few lookins from the week leading up to Manes & Canes.
The ‘No Way Am I Leaving My House Today’ Solution to Hair ManagementView Post
Thanksgiving, a day we all sit around with the ones we love, tell stories, watch football, eat till we pass out, and most importantly share gratitude for our relationships and our lives. It’s a day to reflect on everything we are truly grateful for.
Yes, brushing is part of your basic hair maintenance routine, and proper technique is critical. Good thing there’s this convenient guide on how to brush your hair for men.
Please join us in celebrating the long-awaited and much-anticipated launch of Hair Ties For Guys, in our favorite neighborhood, during our favorite time of year.
“How do you make your hair grow faster?”
Paired with different variations of “how do I get through the awkward stage,” these are the most common questions we get by far.
It’s understandable. The awkward stage is a pain.
You’ve waited until the last possible minute. There is a party tonight, or tomorrow, or both, you’ve thought about it casually 15 times. What do you have to show for all that great thinking? Neither a costume or a plan. Good work.
Lucky for you we’ve whipped up this handy list of last minute Halloween costumes for men with long hair.
Head fakin’ or shakin & bakin’, these ‘fros, braids and manes are sinking buckets and driving lanes. We bring you the finest all-time longhairs in the NBA.
A few weeks ago we posted The Essential Hair Tie Review For Men, providing an overview and evaluation of a dozen styles of hair ties. The conclusions of this study called attention to a noticeable lack of hair tie options for men.
The truth is, we realized long ago there was something missing in the world. There’s a community out there that is not being served, in fact it’s being ignored.
10 Sick Ways To Wear Your Long Hair, And Several OthersView Post
Stepping up your twisted up game! We’ve got another dope braid for you here, this time it’s a fishtail braid. But since this is for men, and because we can do whatever we want, we’re gonna call this one, “The Angler.”
Materials, design, quality, durability and staying power. You might be more familiar with these terms in construction or other manly industries, but you probably haven’t used them in a discussion about hair ties. Until now.
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.
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.
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.
Hitting Reset With David KennedyView Post
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
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.
10 Ways to Wear Your Hair With a HatView Post
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.
“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.”