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Guys, How Do You Manage Longer Hair?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jambo, 12 Jul 2006.

  1. Jambo


    Joined: 4 Aug 2004

    Posts: 5,205

    I am growing my hair longer than ever before and am not sure the best way to manage it to get the best look. I don't think I want any partcicular style, I am just concerned because when I wash it it can get quite fuzzy. I usually use 'mud' type gel but I don't reckon this would be the best thing to use.

    Can anyone make any suggestions - apart from mustard? :p
  2. growse


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,139

    Location: Ironing

    Use boots curling spray. It makes mine stop being 7ft tall and actually calms it down to vaguely respectable flatness.
  3. Windle


    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 14,155

    Location: Scotland

    You big girl, get a pair of GHD straighteners.
  4. Wryel

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Mar 2005

    Posts: 1,663

    Longer hair? Pull it till she screams.
  5. shifty_uk


    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 12,984

    Location: Glasgow

    Straighteners for the win!
  6. Jambo


    Joined: 4 Aug 2004

    Posts: 5,205

    Not girly long, like rock star long. :D
  7. Bri


    Joined: 19 Oct 2003

    Posts: 4,839

    Location: Sunny Teesside

    By getting it cut :confused:
  8. Borris


    Joined: 25 Oct 2002

    Posts: 30,410

    Cut it.

    Only girls have long hair.

    (Mustard is for growing hair, not managing it. That's just ridiculous, and, if I may say, irresponible to say on a public forum. There are kids reading, after all.)
  9. me227


    Joined: 30 Sep 2004

    Posts: 5,387

    Location: Belfast/Edinburgh

    I had to resort to getting mine cut short. :(

    I liked the long hair but didn't know how to handle it, and if I went to any place to get it sorted they made a complete mess up of it so I stopped going to those places.
  10. Vonhelmet


    Joined: 28 Jun 2005

    Posts: 48,107

    Location: On the hoods

  11. Andelusion


    Joined: 1 Oct 2003

    Posts: 14,339

    Location: Huddersfield

    Grow it long and just leave it :D I used to have long hair, mine's dead fuzzy after I wash it but after i've slept on it it's fine.

    I did cut it short in the end though, as it does look ghey.
  12. Zefan


    Joined: 15 Jan 2006

    Posts: 30,882

    Location: Tosche Station

    I had mine long and I looked DIRE. Just cut it and get a decent look.
  13. reflex

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Jan 2005

    Posts: 1,609

    Location: Bideford/swansea uni

    Ignore people who say things about long hair being - gay, feminine, etc its all nonsense.

    I have a similar trouble but i don't really care, i just leave it and have got used to it now :) Alot of girls prefer guys with longish hair aswell!
  14. ojste


    Joined: 15 Apr 2004

    Posts: 4,357

    Location: Milton Keynes

    just straighten it if it gets fuzzy, i dont think mud type products work that well in longer hair as it just looks gunky and overdone
  15. Reppyboyo


    Joined: 3 May 2004

    Posts: 3,147

    Depends how long it is.

    If your looking to be a longhair (think sholder length) then the awkward stage lasts about 16 months, maybe more for people with more curley hair.
    Dureing this stage there isnt much you can do to make it look neat, it will allways be rather messy looking and hard to manage.

    However, what you use is up to you.
    Remember that gels, moose, sprays & straightners all damage your hair in the long term, might look good for the day, but your hair will not look healthy later on.
    Wearing a hat can obviously help things.

    One suggestion I used when my hair was shorter was after a shower stick a beanie on your wet hair and allow it all to dry.
    This obviously keeps your hair down more and it drys this way, keeping it much neater, but you cant really use this as it gets longer, unless you have a balaclava I guess but that would be bloody wierd.

    Combing it reguarly also helps.

    It just depends how far your going.
  16. Freefaller

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 5 Jun 2003

    Posts: 87,194

    Location: Falling...

    Visit a stylist, get a perm, or ask a girl.
  17. Socaddict

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,203

    Location: London

    wash it regularly (like every other day), and brush twice a day. Yes, I am male, and yes, I did used to have long hair. don't anymore, wish I still did.

    That was all I did.
  18. growse


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,139

    Location: Ironing

    If you grow it long + curleyish, you can take up bass and join a band.
  19. Jambo


    Joined: 4 Aug 2004

    Posts: 5,205

    Cheers guys (well some of you :) ), I appreciate the feedback.

    Edit: Good idea growse although I could never take to the guitar. Will need to be lead singer for me. :D
  20. badgermonkey


    Joined: 4 Mar 2006

    Posts: 3,712

    Location: Wales


    Proof is in the pudding :D Wash it about 3/4 times a week (More is damaging), use conditioner to help stop split ends (it doesnt make you a girl ok!) and above all, once you have too many split ends get a trim (a cm or so will suffice).

    Also, rub mustard in it :)

    My very own guide to having good hair ;)