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#272474 26-Jun-2020 15:35
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I'm a guy and want to try growing my hair long, had short hair all my life and want to try something different. Not sure how long yet but between chin and shoulder length. Today I went to get my hair cut as I just wanted the ends trimmed to remove any split ends and help it grow out evenly, the guy didn't listen to me and before I realised what he was doing, he took way too much off. Won't be going back there again.

 

So for any other long haired guys here, what do you do? Any places on the North Shore of Auckland that you recommend?


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  #2513010 26-Jun-2020 15:41
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don't go to the hairdresser for 3-4 months. let the nature do its thing.





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  #2513020 26-Jun-2020 15:52
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Some people would like to grow any hair.





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  #2513024 26-Jun-2020 16:00
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Here we go again. ๐Ÿ’ˆ๐Ÿ’‡‍โ™‚๏ธ

 

  • Victorian era - beards
  • World War 1 to late 1950's - short back and no sides and no beards mainly due to fitment of gas masks
  • 1960's - 1970's Long Hair as a protest to the old establishment era
  • 1980's hair becomes shorter on the sides but longer at the back (the mullet) but moustaches become prevalent (Tom Selleck)
  • 1990's still long at the back but becoming puffier in the front
  • 2000's Long hair out and beards start making a come back with designer stubble (Miami Beach) still puffier in the front
  • 2010's Beards of all lengths and those with age related alopecia are full head shaving
  • 2015 short back and no sides definitely back AGAIN
  • 2020 hair lengthening AGAIN

All things are cyclic. ๐Ÿ‘จ‍๐Ÿฆฒ ๐Ÿ˜€

 

 





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  #2513046 26-Jun-2020 16:35
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I'm either lucky or unlucky enough to have plenty of hair.  I decided to start growing it long about 18 months ago - it's shoulder length now.  I either tie it up with a band and/or have it under a beanie.

 

Good points:  Ummm - hard to say - maybe some people think I'm an old hippie or I could be an "antifa" - whatever that is - or some geezer who escaped from the Ozarks. Maybe I should wear a tee-shirt expressing my true views on everything - errr maybe not.  I would have saved money at the barber/hairdresser, except my SO used to cut my hair - so that was free. She's trimmed it a couple of times - evened up / cut split ends. 

 

Bad points:  I suspect (mainly) women who have long hair are familiar with issues - it takes a lot of shampoo/conditioner, and lots of rinsing off in the shower - and a long time to dry - ie don't have a shower and wash hair before going to bed unless you want to get the hairdryer out.  Before it was long enough to tie back properly, it blows in your eyes when outside in the wind.   It's probably a fire-risk.  When a hair band breaks, then it happens when you haven't got a spare one handy.  When snorkelling, loose hair stops the mask sealing. I'm also a bit careful when using power tools etc - had fleeting thoughts about what might happen if my hair wrapped around the spindle on a plunge router at 20,000rpm, best result may be an unexpected instant haircut.

 

Reading what I wrote above, I should probably just get it cut short again.  I'm hesitant though - it took so long to grow to a reasonable length


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  #2513293 26-Jun-2020 23:35
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  #2513536 27-Jun-2020 08:56
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Fred99:

 

I'm also a bit careful when using power tools etc - had fleeting thoughts about what might happen if my hair wrapped around the spindle on a plunge router at 20,000rpm, best result may be an unexpected instant haircut.

 

 

Haha this ^^

 

I mess around a bit in a machine shop. Getting my hair caught in a belt, spinning lathe, milling machine, drill press or similar is a major worry.

Usually I double hair tie it, or braid it AND put it up under a beanie or hat (yes, I do wear a baseball cap backwards) so if I lean forward it's not going to drop into something spinning.

 

I also keep it tied back when driving, cooking, welding, building, having business meetings and zooms, seeing any professionals (Kids Teachers, Dr, Lawyer, Accountant) going to bed, doing yardwork, working on car/bikes, going swimming or surfing.. so about 90% of the time. 

I'll 'let my hair down' for things like Friday night backyard jam, then still wear a bandanna if it's windy..

 

Also - I'm assuming you're younger - there's probably something age-appropriate with guys and long hair. I had it long in the 90's (grunge was in), cut it short in the 000's (to travel and look 'professional') grew it long again by the late 10's.. but now I've clicked on past 50 my beard's going grey, hair will soon follow :(
- at jam the other night one of the young lasses said 'hey you look like that famous singer'. Sadly, I think she meant Willie Nelson.

Probably time to lop it off.

You'll get good at - having a spare hair tie on your wrist or in your pocket - quickly doubling or tripling one in nice and tight to your head, combing and working conditioner through (unless you want dreadlocks), drying it properly after showering or swimming, combing it dry again, worrying about split ends - and picking your hair out of the the shower drain (unless you want angry wife/significant other)- then worrying about how much seems to be accumulating there. Oh and you'll have to grow it through that uncool stage where it's too short to tie most of it back and it hangs in your face.

 

Did go to Sturgis a couple of years ago, and rode through 3 states with the wind in my hair - made it all worthwhile lol.




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  #2513553 27-Jun-2020 09:45
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I think if I try to find someone that takes an appointment and does men's and women's cuts It'll be safer for future trims, will have to be more careful of who I trust to do this. Alternatively I might try and DIY trim for split ends until it gets long enough that my long hair looks deliberate rather than from being too lazy to get a haircut. Now its just a waiting game...

 

Will definitely have to be careful when using any sort of power tool.


 
 
 
 


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  #2513601 27-Jun-2020 12:34
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What stops me from wearing my hair out is my noise cancelling headphones work much better when I've got really short hair and can get a good seal!


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  #2513605 27-Jun-2020 12:49
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Having been part of the sixties, I am a fan of long hair on everyone. I always feel people with short hair are repressing something. 

 

"Hair, hair, hair, hair
Grow it, show it
Long as I can grow it
My hair"

 

 





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  #2513762 27-Jun-2020 21:39
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Rikkitic:

 

Having been part of the sixties, I am a fan of long hair on everyone. I always feel people with short hair are repressing something. 

 

"Hair, hair, hair, hair
Grow it, show it
Long as I can grow it
My hair"

 

You mean:

 

 





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  #2513780 27-Jun-2020 22:18
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Rikkitic:

 

Having been part of the sixties, I am a fan of long hair on everyone. I always feel people with short hair are repressing something. 

 

"Hair, hair, hair, hair
Grow it, show it
Long as I can grow it
My hair"

 

 

(Born in the late 60s here)

 

I have a different take on it - I've had shoulder-length hair, and the shampoo/conditioning, drying, keeping it out of my eyes, and all that stuff feels incredibly inhibiting, and frankly, a PITA.
I enjoy the freedom that a buzz cut or shorter brings. In summer, I use the razor. YMMV I suppose.


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  #2513784 27-Jun-2020 22:40
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Gurezaemon:

(Born in the late 60s here)


I have a different take on it - I've had shoulder-length hair, and the shampoo/conditioning, drying, keeping it out of my eyes, and all that stuff feels incredibly inhibiting, and frankly, a PITA.
I enjoy the freedom that a buzz cut or shorter brings. In summer, I use the razor. YMMV I suppose.



I used to have long hair, and my mother still miss my curls. But I do much better with really short hair these days.

I also think it looks better for a guy whose hair is thinning to have short hair / no hair rather than looking like he isnโ€™t aware of the sad state of affairs on his head.

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  #2513787 27-Jun-2020 23:43
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jarledb:
Gurezaemon:

 

(Born in the late 60s here)

 

I have a different take on it - I've had shoulder-length hair, and the shampoo/conditioning, drying, keeping it out of my eyes, and all that stuff feels incredibly inhibiting, and frankly, a PITA.
I enjoy the freedom that a buzz cut or shorter brings. In summer, I use the razor. YMMV I suppose.

 



I used to have long hair, and my mother still miss my curls. But I do much better with really short hair these days.

I also think it looks better for a guy whose hair is thinning to have short hair / no hair rather than looking like he isn’t aware of the sad state of affairs on his head.

 

I always figured that the moment I start to go bald, I'd shave it. Going bald proactively, as it were. As it turned out, I liked the shaved look, and despite being born in the 60s, still have no signs of balding. I find the "balding but with long hair" look very unflattering. Again, YMMV.

 

Another thing I hated about hair longer than a few mm - in summer it is HOT. Living in Japan for 16-odd years, 36 degree humid summer days meant I did what I could to stay cool, and zero hair helped with that.


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  #2513847 28-Jun-2020 09:11
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Rikkitic:

 

Having been part of the sixties, I am a fan of long hair on everyone. I always feel people with short hair are repressing something. 

 

"Hair, hair, hair, hair
Grow it, show it
Long as I can grow it
My hair"

 

 

Those were the days...

 


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  #2513849 28-Jun-2020 09:43
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Iโ€™ve tried growing my hair long but I seem to have a natural โ€˜fro or perm and it just gets messy. It grows up and outward.

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