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Old 04-26-21, 01:37 PM
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What to do with Covid Hair?

So I am one of those dudes who did not get a haircut since Covid started. It is long now. It was a fun experience for someone who never had long hair. But now it is long and it I don't know what to do with it...

1. if I go to get a haircut, are there any good styles that could make use of the long hair and still look good?
2. With the current long hair, how often do You shampoo your hair ?
3. With long hair how do You manage it? Ponytail rubber bands? Help me out. :-)

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Old 04-26-21, 02:12 PM
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No 'man-buns' please! Spare your neighbors and friends the grief!

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Apparently, man buns prove you are enlightened: https
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Either man-bun or classic mullet:

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Old 04-26-21, 04:20 PM
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Cut and donate. Google "Locks of love".
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there is a part of me that 'hoped' the thread would deteriorate into these examples ;-)
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Old 04-26-21, 04:42 PM
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How long are we talking? Some people thought the Beatles had "long" hair. Some people don't think it's "long" until it reaches your waist. What's the texture like? Straight, wavy, curly, fine, coarse?

1. Google "men's long hair styles" and see if you like any. Keep in mind that if your hair isn't similar to the picture, it won't look the same, or at least not without a lot of work.

2. When it needs it. Which isn't any more often than when it was short. Depends on the person. Some need to wash their hair every day, and I know of other people who say they can not wash it for a month and it doesn't get dirty and greasy. Experiment and find out at what point it becomes greasy, itchy, smelly, overly dry, dirty from air pollution or your general activities or sweat, or whatever it it is that makes you say "Okay, it's time to wash it." Also note that conditioner can make a nice cleaner for hair, especially if you deal with dryness-- yes, it cuts oil (and for me works much better to remove an oil treatment than shampoo); use a lot of a lightweight conditioner like V05, leave it on for a few minutes, rinse.

3. Many ways. Braids. Pony tails (with elastics all the way down if you really want it contained). Those leather or fabric "sleeves" or laces that motorcyclists use. Pull it back in some sort of plain clips. Check out "Viking" type styles. There are probably ways of wearing it "up" and out of the way that aren't the classic "man bun."
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Old 04-26-21, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by tyrion View Post
Either man-bun or classic mullet:
The choice is clear—bring back the mullet.

I've been fortunate; my wife used to cut hair before we met, so I haven't been to a barber or paid for a haircut in over 30 years.
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Old 04-26-21, 05:11 PM
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I keep this on my phone for just such an occasion.


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Dreadlocks?

I hear you don't wash dreadlocks...
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My hair is almost long enough to tie back properly. I've had my shots so I will go back to the woman who's cut my hair the past 16 years or so, but not for a full haircut. Just a trim to get, then keep it orderly. I forgot how much I like my hair long. Wore it much longer 40 years ago and loved it. I had a classmate I would visit every semester for a trim back then.

Oh, go to the women's hair section of any store and look for the card with 20 or 30 hair elastics. ~$4. They come in different sizes. Much, much nicer than rubber bands. Easier to deal worth and doesn't pull your hair out when you take them off.

Edit: I haven't changed my shampooing other than using substantially more and giving conditioner a little more attention. (Makes brushing/combing easier with fewer pulled out.) The place to get advice? Women who have hair like yours and wear it in a way that would work on you. Now some women go through rituals and will have no interest in sharing their secrets but others will be flattered you asked and be very helpful. And it's not every day a man walks up to her for real advice with no pretension that he knows what's best! You might just make her day.

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Old 04-26-21, 08:28 PM
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I had a 'rona do for a while but bit the bullet and got it cut. But I think someone needs to use this time to bring back the Mike Brady perm.
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Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
My hair is almost long enough to tie back properly. I've had my shots so I will go back to the woman who's cut my hair the past 16 years or so, but not for a full haircut. Just a trim to get, then keep it orderly. I forgot how much I like my hair long. Wore it much longer 40 years ago and loved it. I had a classmate I would visit every semester for a trim back then.

Oh, go to the women's hair section of any store and look for the card with 20 or 30 hair elastics. ~$4. They come in different sizes. Much, much nicer than rubber bands. Easier to deal worth and doesn't pull your hair out when you take them off.
your a hippy! I didn’t picture you the long hair type. If I still had a full head of hair I would wear it long. When I’m older and my hair is white I will grow it out but for now I go aero.
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No. 1 buzz cut. Go big or go home.
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Put it through the helmet vents and add some pretty pink bows.
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Originally Posted by downtube42 View Post
No. 1 buzz cut. Go big or go home.
Yup. Same here, and I've been doing it myself. I do like to visit my barber though.
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I've got a rona-beard. It's out of control. When folks comment, I tell 'em that I'm growing a mask. If you were to look up a pic of that "Popcorn" moonshine dude, just imagine him weighing three times as much and that is pretty much me.




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Go for the Tommy Shaw look....

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Bought trimmers years ago. Been cutting my own hair since. It's not just the money saved. You wait for your turn, then spend another 30-60 min getting it cut. I'm done in 15 min. Have to cut it pretty short or I look a little crazy!

In HS in the 70s I tried growing my hair long. Took months just to get to my shoulders. Decided it wasn't worth it.
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Punk pink mohawk.
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I haven't cut my hair in 20 years so nothing has changed. About once a year I trim the ragged ends, otherwise my man-bun has its own ponytail that demands another man-bun. Next thing ya know I look like Rey. Minus the Force stuff.

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Add me to this group. Mines long enough that I can tuck it behind my ears but doesn't want to stay there. Currently look like one of the long lost Ramones.
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Originally Posted by J.Higgins View Post
Yup. Same here, and I've been doing it myself. I do like to visit my barber though.
Same here, albeit with a more “hippy” #2. Haven’t been to a barber in 10 years and I love not needing a comb or brush!
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Same here, albeit with a more “hippy” #2. Haven’t been to a barber in 10 years and I love not needing a comb or brush!
Sometimes I live on the wild side, and ask for a #3 on top and #2 on the sides. Also for what its worth, I don't use shampoo. There's no need to with hair as short as this. My barber actually recommended this practice. He claims that shampoo does more harm than good.
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