For the lucky few out there capable of growing the long, flowing locks of hair, we decided to create a quick guide to help ease you through the transition process of going from short, cropped hair to long hair.
Many men are hesitant to grow their hair out, not because they think it looks bad, but because they worry about how difficult it will be to maintain. They don’t know that long hair is some of the easiest hair to manage. It takes some time and even more patience, but in the end, it can be worth it if you can style yourself.
One of the most common questions asked by men is “how long will it take?” That’s a tough question since hair grows differently and at varying rates of speed depending on the person. We know that the hair grows at a pace of about 1/4 inch every thirty days.
The Growing Out Process
One of the most common mistakes men make when growing out their hair is just to let it go. If you do that you are going to end up with split ends and uneven hair will provide you a crazy look. If you don’t want to chop it, get it texturized and trimmed so that it grows out with a healthy sheen, not a greasy shine. Just focus on taking a little longer to grow it out.
It’s a good idea to start taking some vitamin B7 and other vitamins that strengthen your hair follicles. As your hair begins growing longer, it will do so from all angles. The best bet to maintain that dappered appearance is to prefer on growing it out from the top first. Try keeping the back and sides short, only slowly allowing them to fill in as the top of the head’s hair grows out.
Since the growth process can be tricky, you want to give the roots the best possible chance to sprout in a healthy and efficient manner. You may be tempted to cover your head with a hat, but you need to give it as much room to breathe as possible. You can make sure it’s dry before running a comb through it.
It might be appealing to really work the shampoo or conditioner into your hair, but that’s not something you ever want to do – long hair or short. Instead, gently massage it the same way you’d expect from a massage parlor. Healthy hair is a direct reflection of your body’s health. Those who stay in shape, eat well and take care of themselves are far more likely to be able to grow out a healthy head of long hair.
Styling Long Hair
Once your hair has grown to the length of your choice, now is the time to really get it styled. A good hairstyle will properly frame your face and focus on your best features. Make sure that is your style so that it shows off your best side. In the end, it’s up to you to maintain it, but you need help in the beginning to make sure it’s an easy task.
A good style will be able to give you enough opportunity so that maintenance of your hair should be easier than it was when you had short ones. You need to groom your hair, so work with your face and quite frankly, no cut and dry style will do that. This is why it’s so important to find a good stylist you can trust and develop a relationship with. You need to know how your hair behaves. Take your time in the growing out process and find the best style for you.