The Indisputable Reason to Grow Long Hair

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Should I Grow My Hair Out?

A question as old as time, and yet we humbly submit it’s the wrong question to be asking. The question is not…should I grow my hair out?

The real question is…

…why should I grow my hair out?

To which there could be infinite compelling answers.

But first, to be fair, let’s consider the myriad reasons you should not grow your hair out:

Your boss won’t allow it
Your boss won't allow long hair
Your school prohibits it
Your boss won't allow it
Your girl isn’t into it
Long hair with short shorts
Your family despises it
Mom who hates long hair
You can’t get through the awkward stage
Awkward Stage Hair
Longhair problems

...and more.

While a case can be made for each, and while friends, family and co-workers might dissuade you, there is a counter to every cajoling, a parry for every punch, a yin for every yang, a tik for every tok.

Every objection is but a surmountable challenge when you ask the right question.

Why should you grow your hair out?

It’s awesome
You can do hairwhips
The water whip
Water long hair whip
This could be your last chance
Old man losing his hair with long hair
If you don’t try it you’ll never know
long hair guy looking questioniable
The list goes on, but there is one indisputable reason you should grow your hair out…

So you can donate it to a little girl who can’t grow her own hair.

That’s what we do. And that’s what you should do.

Specifically we’ll attempt another Guinness World Records title at The Great Cut 2024 (you’re welcome to join us), but you can donate your hair whenever it’s long enough.

We do recommend you donate your hair to Children With Hair Loss, the only organization that provides quality, custom hair replacements to children with medically-related hair loss 100% free to the families, and has never denied a child for any reason.

Grow Your Hair With Purpose

Who’s gonna tell you to cut it if you’re growing your hair to donate? If you indulge in some hairwhips and high fives in the meantime, no harm done!

Grow it out with us and utilize the greatest library of content ever created for guys with long hair, we’ve even got you covered with tips and tactics to power through the awkward stage.

Join our hair-cutting shindig and you can rep one of these swaggy TGC 2024 T-Shirts, which measure your hair length while shutting down the naysayers.

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Or you can grow it out alone, in the dark, without purpose or a lifeline, which is cool too.

Last Ditch Effort

If you’re still asking yourself...sit back and let El Moreno take it from here.

Who are you guys, and why do you care if I grow my hair out?

The Longhairs, Global Fraternity for Men With Long Hair

This is a Place For Guys Growing Their Hair

If you’re one of them, you’re one of us.

We’re guys with long hair. We advocate, educate and celebrate men’s long manes with hair whips and high fives.

We invite you to join the community. You’ll get our best content, connect with other longhairs—we’ll even show you the secret handshake.


  1. I’m 37 and decided to start growing my hair out in December 2022. About 7 years ago, after moving to the east coast, I began to experience some thinning and a receding hair line. I believe much of this was a result of circumstantial stress, and then health issues post-covid.

    Much to my surprise now that I am back in California, have WAY less stress, and my health has significantly improved, I am beginning to experience new growth on my hairline.

    It is encouraging to pay attention to these milestones of growth and not allow some of the “trouble areas” (that probably aren’t as bad as I make them out to be) to prevent me from keeping it growing. Time will tell if the growth will continue, so I’m gonna stick it out!

  2. I’m 64 and started growing my hair long in November 2020 following a car accident I was in. At first I just didn’t get my hair cut because it seemed like a waste of money being laid up and not working. Then one day I Googled long haired guys and it took me to the Longhairs. Then I looked at how my mane was coming in and realized that with a beard, I might develop a strong resemblance to one of my favorite music artists, the late great Gregg Allman. I look forward to donating it, and allowing this renewable resource to repopulate my cabeza! My hair is a blonde/brown combo and ladies guess I’m between 45 and 50 years old. Long hair has opened up a whole new world to me.

    1. Thomas this is just the best thing I’ve read all day. You gonna make it to The Great Cut?

  3. Count me in! I haven’t had a haircut since my hair started growing back after chemotherapy in October or November 2019 and it’s great to have a reason not to cut it! 🙂

    1. Author

      Hell yes Mikey, now you have a reason! Congratulations on making it through chemo. Hope we get to meet you at TGC 2024.

  4. Heres a comment from 2021. Im almost 17 years old and I had hair that was past my shoulders. I got hired at Market Basket and was asked to cut my hair above the ears and eyebrows. I still regret that. Im in the process of growing again regardless of what my manager says. Im half way to my jaw line. My excitement is slowly growing.

  5. Man I’m so torn. I have about 18-20 inches of hair that I can donate now, but part of me wants to hang on until 2024 and donate it at The Great Cut. Even if I get it trimmed now to clean up the ends, it’ll be down to my ass by then. It’s awesome having long hair, but it’s hot as hell and always in the way, plus I’ll be 44 by the time The Great Cut 2024 rolls around and don’t know how much more gray I’ll have (have very little right now but it’s there). Every time I think about donating it now though, I visit your site and want to keep it again. You guys are really good at what you do!

    1. Author

      We’d love to have you there of course, but we can all relate to four more years of long hair problems.

      The good news is Children With Hair Loss does accept grey hair, so even if you go FULL SILVER FOX you’ll be all good.

      I’ll be 42…kinda crazy to think about that! Whatever happens you’ll make the right call. But with that I’ll have to add an obligatory KEEP LETTIN IT RIDE MAN!

      Also glad to have you here and thanks for the comment!

  6. My stylist got pissed when I bad mouthed Communists as Atheists (He is an abused & reformed Catholic) and quit cutting My hair after many decades; thus, it just grows. Once the pandemic set in and masks became mandatory in California, I began a beard.

  7. I started my hair growth journey debating between the undercut, and the full head of lettuce. Got my sides shaved, regretted it the next day. I got my first set of hair ties for guys today as an incentive to make it, and now the great cut 2024 is a huge incentive. I can’t wait to help a kid who can’t grow hair have the hair of their dreams. Here I go letting it ride!

    1. Author

      Jonathan that’s badass man! Stoked you are growing it out and even more that you’re down for TGC 2024. Let’s do this!

  8. Wow! I have the ultimate firepower now when my wife asks me to cut my hair! What a cool purpose!! I’m joining.

  9. Sorry to say but I want to keep growing my hair past 2024. My self esteem has built up on my hair and I can’t live without it. It’s who I am now, if my hair is gone, my self-esteem and self-image is all gone. I also want to protest a society which descriminates men’s right to their own hair, my ultimate goal is classic length, with intention to go past even that. Don’t want to have short hair ever again, this armpit length hair (just recently reached armpit length) needs to keep going!

    1. Author

      Yo Joel! Nothing to be sorry about, we can appreciate where you’re coming from. It makes sense for us to donate, it’s something we like doing, and for some guys it offers a legitimate reason to grow long hair (even if it’s just a perceived legitimacy). For you and anyone like yourself who simply wants to grow your hair…we say Let It Ride. Appreciate your perspective and the comment amigo!

  10. Count me in Longhairs, June will be 1 year without a haircut.

    1. I wholeheartedly agree with Joel and Eddie. I am in favor of growing hair to terminal, but most guys can’t grow past the waist, and they should be the ones to donate their hair to the kids. If, however, you do reach classic length, let it grow. A guy who looks like he’s “got to be a joker, he just do what he’d please” is a rare find, and I have nothing but mad respect for most guys who grow their hair at least that long. So Joel and Eddie, if you succeed in making it that long, keep it and proudly flaunt your magnificent masterpieces. Good luck on your journey, and please keep everyone posted on your progress. With respect, I salute you. C’ya!!

  11. Is this longhaired page for guys growing their hair for the sole purpose for donating? I have nothing against donation, but I never plan on cutting my hair. As for the reasons for not being allowed to grow long hair. If my girlfriend/ boyfriend isn’t into it, then I get rid of them. My hair comes first. If my family despises it, so what.

    1. Author

      Yo Eddie! I can appreciate where you’re coming from.

      Like I said to Joel in this thread, it makes sense for us to donate, it’s something we like doing, and for some guys it offers a legitimate reason to grow long hair (even if it’s just a perceived legitimacy).

      For you and anyone like yourself who simply wants to grow your hair…we say Let It Ride!

  12. Currently sitting at 3 inches of hair growth. By 2024 my hair will be long enough to donate. Looking forward to Great Cut 2024!

  13. I want to donate my hair! Gonna start my journey, I’m at kind of an awkward stage right now. I’ll start recording weekly updates, or monthly? I don’t know.

  14. I am 57 years old, gay, and growing my hair for the first time on my life. Tomorrow marks 15 months since my last haircut. I love my hair.

    Also, I grew a beard about a year ago. Love it. Acqaintances barely recognize me!

    The Longhairs are sexy.

    1. Author

      It’s a whole new world Douglas! Glad to hear you are growing the flow!

  15. I donated 19 inches the last time, and I am already going strong for 2024. My hair is currently down to my shoulders, and it feels GREAT! To top it off, for the last Great Cut, I was able to convince 11 other people to donate their hair for the cause and sent it off for the collective good to beat the world record. 4 more years, here I come!

    1. Author

      Equus, been a while! That was an awesome local campaign you organized for The Great Cut, and as you know every single ounce counted! You were part of that world record as much as any of us. Thank you again for that. 2024 is going to be next level, hope you’ll be able to join us in person!

  16. i m an older guy (66)

    do you still think my hair could be of value to someone

    I like what you are trying to do here, and support your efforts
    also, i m glad its years away lol

    Be Well

    Roman Loewen

    1. Author

      Glad to have you here Roman! Absolutely, grey hair (if it’s grey?) is accepted as long as it’s at least eight inches in length. Appreciate the comment!

  17. thanks God, it is not the only reason to grow longhair
    now, a less indisputable reason: on demand of a longhair fanatic girlfriend or wife
    and, between the twice, if you want to create a longhair men accessories business…lol

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