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I’ve always kept it short like in my profile pic, but I started learning to play hockey right before the pandemic, and since I got an excuse and head start with barber shops and salons closing, I decided to lean into the hockey lifestyle and grow out my “flow”, haha. So I have long hair for the first time ever, and SURPRISE! It’s curly as fuck, lmao. I have those ringlet curls, so it’s basically a bunch of wild blonde coils. It’s not really that flattering, haha, but I’m just letting it rock for a while. I like it when I have a hat on and it’s bushy in the back, and I love it coming out of my hockey helmet…
…but the rest of the time, I don’t know what to do with it. I have a folded up neck gaiter I use as a headband, and I brush it all upwards and pull the headband up, and then the hair just wildly spills out of the top, or if it’s getting in my face, I’ll grab it into a bunch at the top-center of my head and put a hair tie around the base, and then there’s just kind of a poof-ball of hair coming out of the top of the headband. It probably looks ridiculous, but whatever, lmfao.0
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I've had almost entirely since the late `70's! There was a few times that mom forced me to get it fairly short and one time she did that, I shaved it all off in protest but, I haven't cut it since! That was 32 years ago.
I LOVE having it!! My only bitch about it is that, for some reason, I can't keep it out of my face. And, when I'm drumming, I have to double tie it so it won't stick to my body when I'm on stage. I know of a number of other guys that NEVER put it in a pony tail and they NEVER have a problem with it getting in their face or sticking to them when they get sweaty on stage!! Girls, too!
But, it feels REALLY nice when it's loose and there's a fan or nice breeze gently blowing it around on my back, chest or legs!! It makes my nipples hard! Does your hair do that to you, too? In fact, I was just thinking of asking a question about that, here!!11
I felt I should at least give it a try... when I first did, I owned a convertible.
The fantasy of lush locks blowing in the wind ala 'Easy Rider' is bullshit.
The snarls and tangles gave me a 'real world' appreciation of 'why' women wear scarves! In my later years I tried it one last time, after a year and shoulder length hair ala 'Gandolf' I had it cut and donated for cancer kid's wigs.
Now, 'out there' somewhere some kid is going to have an ACTUAL 'sorcerer's hair' wig artifact! May some 'relic' of me & Magick help them through life's challenges! <30
By my junior year in high school in 1970-71, I had become a really good rock guitarist and began growing my hair out. Within a few years, it was down past my shoulder blades. It was the fashion, especially for rockers.
I had to get it cut when I was 26 because I got a really good job with an insurance company.10
I had long hair for years. I didn't really enjoy it, but I spent so long growing it out I was reluctant to cut it. Finally I took off about 8 inches, so it was about 3 inches long. A few times in the past I've buzzed it right down, but mostly I prefer to leave it long enough to style, but not long enough that it touches my ears or neck10
Had it, cut it, grew it aout again. But this time it's because i'm saving it so that i can do something cool with it.
I keep asking people for ideas of what to do with my ponytail once i cut it, but i never get an answer that interests me.
I'm also a prepper, so another reason i've got it, is so that i can use it to stitch stuff. Yes. i could pluck out a hair off of my head and put it through a needle so i can repair shit. Or maybe in case of a medical emergency where i have no way of calling 112
Plus, i can release it and wave it around for fun.0
It's very difficult to tell men with long hair and women with long hair. One time, I was at Home Depot and there was a man with long hair dealing with customers. Like he had long dreadlocks type of hair, and I didn't know it at the time when I said excuse me ma'am. He turned around and I apologized to him very thoroughly. To be honest I don't know why people would actually grow out their hair very long, hair doesn't make the man, the man makes the man.0
I have long and longer hair since age 17 or so... but never longer than my shoulders
do I enjoy it? I don't do it for joy or for fashion'/trend/looks... is just what feels more natural and comfortable for me
what I do not like and I do not enjoy is having short hair
the girls have enjoyed my hair for sure, they're usually into it... I guess the looks fit me well, or I would have hear the opposite, for sure0
In high school i had it to about two feet. But when i got married to my ex wife she wanted it short and I got it cut. After the divorce i grow it back to two feet. I cut it into a mohawk when i was doing security for a music festival.
Intimidation factor was off the charts. My friend was doing security as well and he had a two footer.
Nobody messed with two 6'2" guys with two foot mohawks.
Now i just keep it to a few inches.2
When I was young I had really long hair it was cool except it the first then someone’s grabbing in a fight hell I get my hand wrapped up in it and yank you around while blasting you in the face where the head goes the body will follow so I shaved my head in my mid twenties and have shaved it ever since but the girls really liked my long hair0
I have long hair now (well kind of, it's shoulder length). I shave the sides though so it's only on the top. I tie it into a man bun mostly but sometimes I go with the cornrows or normal braids hairstyle. I got to say I sometimes miss having short hair cause it's harder to take care of it now.10
In my college years I grew my hair out. I don't recall the reasons for me choosing to grow it out but I think it had to do with not having money for a haircut. I was a starving college student, give me a break 😄
However, when my hair got to a certain length, it actually started to look pretty good on me. For me, it was easier to maintain too. In the morning, after a long night of studying, I would often wake up late for class. I found that not having to comb, gel, and sculpt, saved me a few minutes in time. Instead brushing my hair took seconds and then tying it in a ponytail took another second and off to the class race I went. I actually enjoyed it. I felt like a bum sometimes but it worked for me.
I also received more attention from the ladies. So I let my hair grow out even more. It was the time in my life where I had more sex then ever before or after.
I don't attribute my sex life to having long hair alone, so guys, don't go growing out your hair. Your milage may vary. Instead, I think my looks helped attract girls to me but my personality, respect, protection and treatment of said girls, really elevated me to all the college flings I experienced.
Fun fact: When my wife sees photos of me when I was in college she comments how hot I looked with long hair. Those days are long gone, sweetie.