For men, long hairstyles are back in fashion. Sometimes seen as dirty or grungy in appearance, men with long hair can be quite fashionable if they have the right cut and are willing to take proper care of it. For those men who may consider growing out their hair, there are a few things to consider.
First, how much time and money is available for hair maintenance and second, how do women keep their lovely locks looking great all the time. Any guy considering growing out their hair could benefit from the hair care and styling experiences of women with long hair. For a good number of women, it takes planning, time and effort to achieve the desired look. Men should do the same. Taking proper care of long hair, including shampooing, conditioning, combing, blowing out, styling, and applying product is essential to making the look work. Unwashed, untamed hair is not attractive. If all this sounds like too much work, then growing out your hair is probably not a good idea. Hair products cost a pretty penny, as do salon visits. Regular visits to the stylist are very important to maintaining hair health.
The next factor to consider is employment. While society as a whole seems to have embraced men with longer hair styles, many employers do not. Before committing to a longer hairstyle, check with the boss. Also consider reviewing the employee handbook to find out if long hair equals termination. No trend is worth losing a job.
Finally, be familiar with the hair type. This is perhaps the most overlooked point, and may also be perceived as the most important. Some types of hair look great long. Sadly, some do not. If hair is fine and straight, a longer style will probably be achieved and maintained somewhat easily. Long straight hair on men is appealing. However, if hair is coarse, thick, and curly, one may want to reconsider growing it out. Hair that is coarse and curly may not look good when grown out. It can be hard to manage, tangle easily, and even become frizzy in humid weather.
Long hair styles for men can be alluring when worn and maintained correctly. Men who want long hair must know their hair type. They should also consider their job or potential jobs, as many companies are not tolerant of long hair, or what could be called a messy appearance. And lastly, men who are interested in longer hairstyles must be willing to invest the necessary time and money into hair care.
The final result can be quite breathtaking when the attitude and techniques are applied.