The Complete Long Hair Style Guide For Men

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Growing a thick and luscious head of hair can be just as difficult as winning the lottery.  Today’s hairstyles have come a long way since the scraggly ponytail era. From chin length to longer hair on top, there are endless options to keep you looking fresh and clean cut no matter what length your hair is.
Our salon industry experts at Jaxson Maximus have put together this fantastic guide that will give you everything you need to know about styling long hair for men.

Growing Out Process For Long Hair 

Doesn’t it feel that when your hair reaches a certain point, it just refuses to grow any longer? Many times during that “grow out stage,” you may be tempted to chop it all off. Be patient. We promise you won’t regret it!

Growing our your hair can be a testament of commitment. Not only does growing out your hair requires a certain level of maintenance, but depending on how fast your hair grows, it also requires a significant amount of time.

You may have read articles online about hair masks or other at home remedies that can help stimulate hair growth. However, 99% of the time, those hair stimulation treatments will not help your hair.  Most home treatments do not sink into the hair follicles or scalp, which is the primary source of hair growth. Instead, they sit on top of the hair and eventually get washed out with a couple of rinses in the shower.

As counter-intuitive as it may seem, regular trips to the salon are necessary for new hair growth. Not only does it sharpen up your look but also helps your hair get pass that tipping point where it just won’t grow any longer.

Men, in general, are sometimes reluctant to use hair products for fear that it will somehow undermine their masculinity. In truth, getting the right products for your hair type can significantly improve your chances of getting that envious set of locks. If your hair tends to lean on the drier side, an oil might be the best alternative for you. Although it may mention the word beard in it, beard oil can be used on your hair as well. Since many beard oils are infused with oils that already help stimulate hair growth, they can be a great product to use all over your hair.

Check out our Jaxson Maximus Beard Oil which will give both your hair and beard everything it will need to grow long and healthy.

Since hair is unique, our recommendation is to consult with your hair stylist on some products that will give your hair what it is missing.

For more information on how to grow out your long hair, check out our article on the various stages of hair growth.

 

Long Hair Care 

Like most people, you probably wash your hair at least once a day with a bottle of shampoo from your local grocer. We hate to break the news, but that is not what you should be doing if you want to grow long, thick healthy hair.

Generally, the more often you wash your hair, the more your scalp will produce sebum which is an oil produced from your sebaceous glands that protect your hair and skin. If you over wash your hair, you are at risk for drying out your hair, causing your sebaceous glands to produce more oil to compensate for the lack of moisture on your scalp.

Although every hair type is different, try to start washing your hair every other day. Eventually, the goal is to wash it no more than three times a week. If you go to the gym and work out regularly or have super fine hair, washing your hair three times a week may sound like a bad idea. Instead, try rinsing your hair and massaging in a small amount of conditioner to reduce some of the excess oils without removing the moisture from your hair.

For hair shampoos, you should avoid those found at your local grocer. Most commercial shampoos contain an abundance of ingredients that are harsh on both your skin and hair. Strong or unnatural fragrances should be a good indicator that your shampoo contains a high level of synthetic ingredients. Instead, try looking for gentler shampoos that are labeled as Sulfate and Paraben free. Shampoos should be fragrance-free and contain natural ingredients.

Long Hair Style Inspiration For Men 

Middle part, top knot, samurai or the man bun, there are countless styles out there for men eager to grow their hair long. For a little inspiration, check out some of these always on trend long hairstyle ideas for men.

Middle Part 

 

long hairstyle for men Middle Part

Number one on our list of the most stylish men’s long hairstyles is the middle part. Most men commonly call this hairstyle “The Jesus hairstyle” due to its long, perfect undone look. The middle part is very simple to style, just part your hair down the middle with a comb and rub in a light styling mousse or cream for a little bit of texture.

Ponytail

 

long hairstyle for men ponytail

Not just reserved for women, the ponytail is another sought after hairstyle for men. Both stylish and convenient, this hairstyle is very easy to maintain. Simply find an elastic band that best matches the color of your hair and pull your hair back. For an added level of style, pull a couple of hair strands out to frame your face.

Surfer 

 

long hairstyle for men surfer style

Messy textured styles are popular this year for both men and women. The goal with this hairstyle is to look like you just left the beach. The surfer style is easy to achieve. The secret is rub in a salt spray throughout the ends of your hair pushing the hair upwards towards your scalp.

Samurai  

 

long hairstyle for men samurai style

The man buns cousin, this style features a short ponytail tied on top of the head by the crown area while the hair underneath is kept short. For an added level of coolness, try getting a drop fade for the sides.

Man Bun 

 

long hairstyle for men man bun style

Of course, we wouldn’t dare leave this off the list. Arguably the trend that started it all, this hairstyle first became popular in mainstream culture in 2013 and has been trending ever since.

Chin Length

 

long hairstyle for men chin length style

Perfect for that in-between length. For a more stylish look, try brushing your hand through your hair to minimize the appearance of a part.

 

Unsure About What Hairstyle Will Look Good On You?

Swept Back 

 

long hairstyle for men swept back style

The swept back is one of the coolest and cleanest ways to keep your long hair styled. Try adding a small amount of gel or other styling product to your hair to keep it in place all day long.

Textured 

 

long hairstyle for men textured style

Whether you have curly, wavy, or straight hair, this is the perfect style for that undone, messy look. If your hair does tend to fall on the straight side, look for products that mention building texture or volume.

Low Bun + Full Beard

 

long hairstyle for low bun with full beard style

This style combines elements of a man bun with a more subtle nod to the popular style. For an added style, try and make your bun look as messy and undone as possible.

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