Long hair is an increasingly popular choice for men. Shoulder length hair is flattering for most men, whether it is straight, wavy, or naturally curly. For healthy hair, men should shampoo and condition their hair regularly, just as women do, and have regular trims at least every eight weeks. Here are some styling options for men with long hair.
The ponytail is a classic long hairstyle for men for good reason: it is easy to style, gives a classic look, and is appropriate in any setting including the work place. A ponytail is flattering to almost every face, regardless of age, and works with every hair type. Simply comb or brush your hair toward the nape of your neck and secure it with an elastic band.
The Sleek Look
The Sleek look is another classic and popular choice. It looks especially good if you have an oval or oblong face shape. For this look to be effective, you need healthy hair and a cut that gives you one uniform length. Part your hair down the middle, and use a styling product to smooth the hair against your head. The type of product you use will depend on the type hair you have and the finished result you are trying to achieve.
Natural Waves And Layers
If you have natural waves, you won’t need to do much to style your hair. Simply blow dry your hair after washing, and let the waves do their thing. Stying products such as mousse or hair spray can accentuate the waves. If you don’t have a lot of natural waves, you can choose to have layers cut into your hair to achieve the same look of movement. Layers and waves add movement and volume to your hair. Center parts are best for oval faces, while side parts suit round or square faces better. A round brush can be used to add smoothness to waves and layers.
The Scrunched Look
The scrunched look is a naturally messy and casual look. This works best if you have wavy hair and a long facial shape. Apply styling product to your freshly washed hair and let it dry naturally, scrunching the hair throughout the drying process. Be sure to keep your hair healthy and regularly trimmed, or the messy look can turn sloppy and unkempt.
Dreadlocks can be easy to maintain. Back-comb or tease your hair, then separate into small section. Twist each section around your finger into a thick strand. Apply styling product to moisturize the hair and help keep it in place. You can also use a blow dryer to set the hair in place.