A GUIDE TO GROWING LONG HAIR FOR MEN
April 11, 2021
In the male populous of western cultures, long locks has traditionally been a hairstyle choice for those on the fringes and for the more radicals of society. These social misfits made long hair cool and this eventually led to the acceptance of long locks across the mainstream. Ever wondered how you’d go growing out your hair? Read on to get in the know how.
Make The Call And Stay The Course
If you have decided to let your hair grow out, you will need to accept the fact that it can be a long and tedious journey from buzz cut to long flowing locks atop your shoulders. We’re not talking weeks, nor months but years of growing and grooming to stay the course and grow to shoulder length. If you have never had long hair before, it can also be somewhat of an awkward learning journey too.
Get Regular Haircuts As Your Hair Grows
It may seem counterintuitive to get a haircut while you’re trying to grow your hair, however, there are several reasons why this is actually a good idea.
A little trimming and texturising along your hair growing journey will ensure that you present well as you grow through stages that might otherwise have you looking scruffy and unkept.
A haircut need not be too drastic, your barber can take just enough off from the tips to mange the split ends and breakages while keeping the bulk of your hard work in place.
Start To Shampoo Less And Condition More
If you shampoo your hair too often it dries and damages the hair. This sends signals to the scalp to produce more oil to counteract the dryness and this can cause instability in your body’s natural oil supply.
The body’s natural oils are secreted from glands on the scalp, they help to keep your hair soft, healthy, and shiny. Regular brushing helps to distribute the oils throughout the hair. The over use of shampoo will compromise this process.
Conditioning on the other hand compliments the natural oils and pumps up the hair full of nutrients and vitamins. Conditioner can be applied daily whereas washing with shampoo should be limited to about twice a week.
Try not to smother your scalp with hats for long periods or go to bed with wet hair, this can lead to the growth of bacteria and conditions like dandruff or dermatitis. A blowdryer can be a handy investment however try not to apply too much heat as this can also damage your hair. Refrain from really hot showers as this can strip away your oils and again cause damage.
Last but not least, enjoy your long hair, cool style and the free feeling that it brings.