How do I grow long hair, as a guy?
August 15, 2011 7:02 AM Subscribe
I'm a guy, and I'm growing my hair long - what do I need to know?
posted by Scrimshaw to clothing, beauty, & fashion (47 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I've never really been to concerned with what my hair does - I'd get it cut when it started to get in my eyes and never really gave it any other thought. All of a sudden, I've decided to try growing my hair long - not necessarily because I think it'll suit me, but because it's one of those things I'd really like to try at least once.
The problem is, I know absolutely nothing about hair, short or long. I've done some research on growing hair long via the internet, but some of what I've read seems to be conflicting (which products to use, if/when you should trim and how, etc...). Coupled with my lack of general knowledge about hair, I'm a bit confused. I'm not certain how best to describe my hair - but by my uneducated observation I'd say it's mostly straight with a slight curl at the ends (so far), and fairly thick (also, brown). My face structure is quite thin and I think a bit long.
So, what should I know as I embark on my long-haired quest? What basics might I have missed?