>>3737953I would have started a new thread but all I have is what I saved from the other one. Glad someone found my tips worthwhile. You guys have great taste! Good luck to anyone growing theirs out :)
>>3738526Likewise anon, it's a tedious endevour but the fact so few do it is what makes it so worthwhile
>>3737946I'm not the same anon as before but one suggestion I have for hair that that's long is looking at hair sticks or hair forks. Look up how to do hairstyles like nautilus bun or just a simple coiled bun. It's easier on your hair than hair ties, and some of them look amazing. My hair is only down to the bottom of my shoulder blades, but I use it to keep my hair up for work.
>>3738775I feel like a lot more guys are doing it than before because of the lingering effects of the pandemic lockdowns, but that could also be wear I live too.
>>3741603It's always nice to see more long hair out in the wild, even with how much it makes old people stare at me kek. Had one recently genuinely turn her face into a raisin seeing that mine was long
>>3741750I use a boar bristle brush a lot so my hair is shiny, so I get a lot of "ma'am" before I turn around and I have a beard. That's always amusing.
Forgot the picture
>>3741770Kek, I suppose there's no truer testament of success
>>3741790Hi ma'am, do you w—, oh, sorry sir, do you work here? Kek every time
>>3741820It's definitely a look I wouldn't give up for anything in the world. Pure villainy
The three stages of growing out your hair >Awkward phase>Pretty boy >Evil bastard
This guy's design pushes a whole lot of buttons.
>>3741861Alternate 3rd phase is warrior/viking/barbarian, generally only works if you've got a nice beard too.
>>3741861how did you figure this out?
>>3743103It's the reactions you get, kek
>>3743103>>3743209I never thought my hair was that long until I realized I could fit it under my armpits to finish the braids that way. This is after I trimmed off 1.5" to get rid of split ends.
>>3743507Very based anon, do old people look at you like you're the antichrist?
>>3743520I had an old lady cross herself when she passed me with a horrified expression.
>>3743522Based, the more old people's faces turn into raisins when they see you the better your hair is
>>3743524I've gotten compliments from old guys too. It's based
>>3743526We live in a world where every guy wants the short back and sides, copy and paste haircuts all around. It's good to stand out
>>3743527Plus I've stopped using hair elastics most of the time and usually put my hair up with hair sticks or a pencil.
>>3743530>Asserting dominance with rudimentary means
>>3743533Seeing people's faces as I take my hairpin out (hair has to be secured for work) and it unfurls is one of the best feelings.
>>3743534Even sometimes looking up what constitutes as long hair online>"Oh, I had that much 3 months into growing it out"Hell even saying guys who tie their hair back/do a ponytail when that shit barely holds anything, like a fingernails worth of hair kek
>>3743536>looks up "long hair" tag on gelbooru >it's not even shoulder length Every time
>>3743539Or when guys give up on the "awkward phase" , using 2 in 1 conditioner and shampoo , guys who don't get their ends trimmedI've absolutely loved growing mine out for the past two years, plan on doing it til it's to the middle of my back. But God, does it open your eyes as to how ass a lot of people are with hair care
>>3743540+ I almost forgot kek. When a body wash says some shit like "3 in 1 body, face & hair"The fact that some people will actually use it for all 3 areas horrifies me
>>3743544Post hair length now
>>3743540>guys who don't get the ends trimmed Ugh, "it cuts down in the growth bro".You can't grow split ends >2 in 1 conditioner and shampoo I stopped using shampoo a year ago and I don't regret a damn thing. My hair feels so soft and manageable (it used to be so unruly) >awkward phase I mostly used used a bandana or a kerchief to cover my hair during this period. It sucks but it doesn't last as long as you think >>3743542If it says 3 in 1 chances are it's shit at all 3 things.>>3743544You're at /cm/, what did you expect?
>>3743545He's probably balding so he's jealous
>>3743550Whatever works for you anon, and kek. To be fair some barbers are absolutely dogshit with end trimming taking off a enormous amount. With my go to he actually goes for a miniscule amount just to even stuff out >>3743551Truly a pity kek
>>3743552Forgive the horrendous image quality kek, forgot I couldn't find the full resolution of that one
>>3743552I've learned to trim my own ends at home once my hair got long enough and it's made all the difference.
>>3743567I think a lot of guys perceive long hair as just leaving it to grow. But that's where you see homeless kind of long hair as opposed to well kept long hair
>>3743576My mom was very against me having long hair at first but then when I grew past my shoulders she loved it. >just leaving it to grow I mean, that's 90% of it, and you only need to trim very infrequently (only 2~3 months and only a little) I also think most guys see long hair = feminine/effeminate.
>>3743600The effeminate thing is sort of funny, I always tended to see it as more of a rebel thing. In the past warriors would often have it and nowadays it's something that fictional villains often wield
>>3743635& Same kek, from comments how I need to go get it cut early on to people saying they couldn't imagine me having it short now. Although admittedly often having a long side swept bang/fringe on one side (something kind of like pic rel in the front) I don't think I'll ever hear the end of "can you actually as see?"
>mfw reading this thread using 2 in 1 and not getting my ends trimmed I am retarWill fixing how I wash my hair solve the "poofy" problem when I put my hair in a hair tie and make it more controllable?
>>3743796The thing with 2 in 1s is that it's bs. It can't both shampoo and condition your hair, for best results it's always good to have a separate shampoo and conditionerAnd with end trimming, yeah it both helps with growth and it'll make sure your hair is nice and even
>>3743796>>3743866Also adding on if your hair is curly, look into co-washing. Trim the ends when the tips look white (split ends) but otherwise leave them alone. No seriously, leave them alone. Brush from the ends to the root at 1" or 1/2" intervals to detangle, if you go all in one stroke that's how you get split ends. Also something I was worried about but turns out is normal, when I just brush my hair back and it doesn't perfectly cover everything. No, my hair isn't thinning, it's just not dense. /Soc/ idiots are like "lol thinning hair!"
>>3743921To pile onto your suggestions, remember about Alice bands I'm lazy as shit when it comes to making ponytails so they're a godsend when I need to get hair out of my face. Whether it be for shaving or applying face washes. Plus they can be good for styling of you use a lot of hairspray
>>3743922Alice bands are great especially in the awkward stage. I wish I knew about them earlier.
>>3743950>All the times I shaved without one
>>3743967I don't bother shaving, going full wizard mode
>>3743969Kek, the scratchiness would be intolerable for me
>>3743973Nah, I just use some beard oil and a small bristle brush, works fine.
>>3743635>>3743637I know in certain pre-modern eras (in men) it was associated with virility and youth. You weren't balding, and therefore not old and still young. Also if you had very long hair it meant you were at least somewhat wealthy to be able to take care of it.
>>3744189Hopefully that attitude makes a comeback, short hair on men is so dull. Feels like everyone's rocking one of 3 styles at most >>3744065Oh, guess that's good to know
Actually measured one of the hairs that came out when I was brushing. 17.5 inches, not bad.
>>3744687Damn anon, how long you been growing them out?
>>37470202 ish years
>>3747043Oh, roughly same as me. I guess though the sweet spot / what I'm aiming for will be around the 3.5/4 year mark
>>3747066I plan on never cutting mine again beyond trims every three months or so. I wanna see how long it can get.
>>3747259Based, do you have a specific character you use as "hair goals"
>>3747382Same length as ninja uncle. Not the shape though because mullets are cringe.
>>3747419Very based, to me Suguru Geto is the peak of make long hair
Do you anons somewhat enjoy bed hair? Sometimes it feels like a testament to progress. I'd hear a friend complain about their bed hair and I just think to myself "it looks exactly the same as when you comb it"
>>3747462I used to enjoy it but now it just kinda annoys me.
>>3747892Kek, let it be a testament on how you toughed out the "awkward phase"
>>3747926Yeah ain't that that truth
>>3747987A true mark of being based (even if the slightest wind renders me legally blind kek)
>>3747989"Nah, I can wear my hair down outside today" I say like an utter fucking fool.
>>3747994Being a stubborn fuck and wearing your hair down even when the elements tell you no (warm/windy) is omega based though. You're basically defying mother nature
>>3748000If it didn't require annoying amounts of detangling, I'd agree.
>>3748004That's the fun part though, the more you got the more you can do with it
Long haired villains will never cease to give off incredibly based energy
>>3748016If it's well maintained and long, at least to me, that's very hot.>>3748008True, waiting for it to get longer and longer so I can do more with it.
>>3748023It adds a layer of humility kek, can you imagine your favourite long haired villains browsing to restock on shampoo and conditioner. Blow drying their stuff before they set off for battle
>>3748027>having to buy in bulk because they don't like interacting with people >blowdrying "Cancel the plans.""Why?""I have to dry my hair""But sir, that's a whole day.""I'm aware."
>>3748036>Amazon prime van rolling by the evil lair to drop off the bulk shampoo order
>>3748038>shampoo He'd use cleansing conditioner and you know it
>>3748045Better yet a shampoo bar (I'm too lazy for one)
>got compliments about my hair length at unifeels bretty good
>>3751073Very based anon, what did they say?
>>3751098A girl in class and a dudebro in the gymThe gril said it looked soft and the bro asked me how long it took me to grow it out and said it looks "chill" lol.
>>3738081i keep confusing the guy in the op picture with Kenshin
>>3751114Very based anon, a few months someone called mine "bad boy hair"As relatively tame of a man as I am, it's a pretty cool compliment kek
>>3751223I had a coworker touch my hair because it looks "so nice."I didn't want to make a scene but I considered it.
>>3751438Bro that sounds so uncomfortable ugg>>3751223Not even kidding today my friends mom ask me if I wanted to let her teach me how to braid my hair and that it looks really good. I was so embarrassed lolYour post also reminded me I got called "emo boy" by two girls at the park like 6 months ago. I'm so glad I let it grow out.
>>3751470Kek. I guess though with what you said thankfully I was quite lucky, I basically got through the awkward phase entirely on lockdown so no-one saw the "sort of but not really long" stage of it. >>3751438It certainly sounds like you've got more inner strength then me kek, personally speaking with it taking me atleast 30 minutes to shampoo, condition and dry. If someone attempted to go through it it'd definitely atleast warrant a "what the fuck are you doing?" From me
>>3751497I did once get a "can you see under all of that?" From a coworker. I don't get why people think bangs are a solid block of concrete which blinds you in 1 eye
>>3751470>>3751497I glared at her because I was in the middle of a call but man, that made me mad
>>3751651You never know where someone's hands have been afterall
How do you guys pick a style when going to the salon? I have shoulder length but it's all equal length. I know it's fine to show pics for the desired hair but i feel like an ass doing that.
>>3752003My sister is a hairdresser -- trust me, that's not being an ass, that's more helpful than just giving them a vague idea.
>can do beautiful braids on other people's hair >have difficulty with a French braid on my own hair Make it make sense
i want to braid my hair like ranma but that would mean having to get a mullet, fuck
>>3752904Think of the end game rather then the process itself anon
>>3752904It's been the most popular hairstyle throughout the ages for both men and women. No really, it has been. Greek warriors had them, as did many greats. Reclaim it from rednecks
>>3752983Also yeah this, trust the process, take care of your hair and you'll be fine.
>tfw it'll take way too long to get Saiyan length locks feels bad bros
>>3757542That's like 4/5 years. It'll pass before you know it
>>3757547>That's like 4/5 yearsI'm already halfway there (almost if you use 5 years) so I guess you're right.
>>3757548You'll be a head turner before you know it
>>3757549I've already gotten compliments, so that's a thing
>>3757551For me so far it's been a case of "can you see under all that" I guess I'm sorta asking for it with the long bangs kek
>>3757552Usually when I take my hair out of my single braid it's wavy and kinda frizzy so I get a lot of "witch hair" comments which is ... odd.
>>3757553Kek, I guess that makes you a sorcerer anon. Wield your powers responsibly
>>3757554>I'm a sorcerer I mean, I am apparently very good at tarot and tea leaf readings, perhaps you're onto something.
>>3757555Nothing wrong with a bit of witchcraft, just keep away from voodoo kek
>>3757556>voodoolmao no, that's risky shit.
>>3757558Good good. Anime plushies must remain pure
>>3757559>plushies must remain pure >implying I'd ever do anything to a plushie. "Black magic"/dark paganism is perilous, so I don't bother with it. >inb4 you're a witch yes
>>3757561To be fair I can't judge shamanism seeing as this mad Monk is one of my all time favourites, indulge with responsibility
Anyone here thinking about getting tattoos aswell? I always thought that a fuckton of tattoos and middle of back length hair was the ultimate combo. Obviously nothing dumb though, in can be covered by a t-shirt territory
>>3758089just make sure that it would also look good with your hair up.
>>3758261The idea currently is just getting some of my favourite villains, including Mads Mikkelsen's Hannibal.
>>3758281Ah, I see. Yeah, I think that would look good. I'd like tattoos, but I'm such an indecisive person.
>>3758289No rush anon, the key is something you think will stick to you even a few years from now. I've always enjoyed villains so I think I'd still be happy with a Johan or a Hannibal on me in a few years time =) The key is just going for what makes you happy
>my hair is finally long enough to pull off a braided bun
>>3758941Based, before you know it you'll have people annoyingly asking can they touch it
>>3758947It's already happened because I brush my hair carefully so it gets shiny.
>>3758957Nicu, what shampoo and conditioner do you use. Out of curiosity
>>3758959No shampoo, suave keratin conditioner
>>3758987Ah I see. I'm pretty stuck on head and shoulders, otherwise I'm like a snowglobe kek
>>3758988might be worth investing in a scalp massager, and a hair oil (i use mielle rosemary and mint oil). if you see a lot less dandruff, try experimenting with other, better, shampoo and conditioner.
>>3760107Oh yeah, I use a head massager and mainly the head and shoulder supreme stuff
God I can't wait til my hair reaches this length.
I remember when on the office party one of the female coworkers offered me to braid my hair. Unfortunatelly I was too shy about it. I can braid my hair easily since it is below shoulders but I'm still too shy to wear it in other way that loose in public.
>>3760982Sounds like it could be an easy icebreaker though, if you think she's cute that is
i love tomoe
Ever thought about how if our hair lasts til old age we'll still look cool as shit?Most people dread getting greys, but long and grey just looks vampiric kek
>>3761849As someone with very long hair -- I don't dread greying, I dread going bald. And I probably will if my family's genetics are anything to go by. Weep for my hair, so ephemeral it is.
>>3761856Take care of it and it may hold on anon, my hairline certainly won't be a perfect line. But looking at my mom dad and grandparents, I doubt I'll lose it all.
>>3761860Lucky lucky! Who knows, maybe I will go on finasteride. Or maybe I will just accept looking like Socrates instead. Atleast inward beauty is more perfect and more lasting!
>>3761861True true you can always go for swole! There are many different paths to beauty afterall
>>3761862LOL already have. I really like the ambush look I suppose. It's very unfortunate not many cater to that. Ideally, everyone would work out and aim to achieve perfection in health (and by necessity aesthetics, since perfection of health is very often also the perfection of aesthetics.) Oh well though, more for me to stand out against. Maybe I will LARP as garibaldi from babylon 5 when the time comes.
>>3761863Whatever makes you happy anon, my reason for long her is cause it's peak fruity villain aesthetic.Baddie can mean someone evil or be slang for someone hot afterall
>>3761856I plan on keeping my hair but I don't care if I go grey. When it starts to get there I'll take finasteride or something.
>>3762152Embrace the Grey's and become a spooky vampire at old age kek
>>3762157That's the plan at least.
Apparently (loosely) braiding your hair before you go to bed isn't something a lot of people do. Shame
Spreading iason mink love
>>3762572I really love how wavy my hair looks after braiding it for the night, so I can agree with this
>>3762572>>3765478Why do this? How do you do it exactly?
>>3765598Basically, make a gentle three strand braid, secure with a velvet scrunchie, tie lightly enough to secure your strands but not enough to cause a hair dent. Use some product like leave in conditioner or mousse. Leave in while you sleep. Wake up and undo your braid and shake out a bit to show off your waves.
i wish i didnt pussy out in my late teens/early 20s and just grew it out theni had it almost to my shoulders at 19 but my great aunt called me her niece at a family gathering and i cut it shortmy first two jobs were very against men with long hair, one was very strict on dress code and had it as a means of termination in the contractnow i have a job that is a bit more lax and have been in awkward phase for a couple months. its a race against time and dr norwood to grow as long as possible, hoping to get down to waist length at the very least before im 30click here to unsubscribe from my blog
>>376674030 doesn't mean you'll lose your stuff anon, go for it
>>3766758dont worry, 30 wont be the end of the lineits an attainable mid term goal that i can use to spend a bit of time to focus on hair healthor if everything is going well, just plough on through and see how long i can get itoutside of drying and detangling time, classic to floor seems to have similar routines and protective stylesi cant say i regret being ~7 years late on starting this growth because they were the right decisions at the time although im grateful that hair can be a bigger part of my life now