I'm a guy. My hair is getting longer, and it's windy. Help!
April 2, 2014 11:59 AM Subscribe
I'm a mid-20's guy who often gets told that I look better with longer hair. Unfortunately, I'm terrible at styling so I usually stick with shorter lengths. Lately, I've been trying to grow the 'do out a bit. Although I am able to leave the house looking alright, if the wind is blowing I am liable to end up looking like a crazy person within moments. Please share with me advice on how to tame my hair into submission!
posted by Kamelot123 to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My hair's around 5-6 inches right now, and I haven't had it cut since early November. So I guess it's medium-long at this point.
My hair gets wavy when it is longer. Also, it has a bunch of weird parts, which is not a problem when my hair is short. But as my hair grows, there is a clump of hair to the lower left that looks out of place no matter which way I part it (For what it's worth, I usually part to the left). I've tried going for more of an 'unkempt' look, which sometimes works out but more often than not looks ridiculous from the sides.
After some work I'm usually able to get my hair looking decent before I go out. But if any wind is blowing, my hair can go every which way which doesn't look great to say the least. I've tried some different products - American crew, etc. - but even when I purposely overdo it the hair doesn't seem to want to stay in place (and it looks bad with too much product in any case).
I'd appreciate some advice on this. What kind of product could I use to keep my hair looking natural yet okay when it's windy out? I'd like to find a balance between looking like I spent too much time on my hair and looking like a serial killer. Side question: Is it a good idea to get haircuts every couple of months for maintenance even if you are going for a longer haircut? Thanks in advance!
(I could put some more info or pictures of my hair up in a future post if that would help.)