Growing long hair for men is gaining huge popularity ever since this year started. However, most of them are losing their potential by failing to style it properly. Long hair can be a major asset for men’s looks if styled properly. But most of the men discontinue growing long hair as they fail to maintain it properly. And some are worried that long hair will make them look unprofessional. But long hair can also be styled to make it look professional. So here are professional long hairstyles male-
- Long Hair with Part
- Slick Back
- High Man Bun
- Low Man Bun
- Half Up Half Down
- Pony Tail
- Styling with Hairband/hairband
- Long undercut
We will be discussing each one of these hairstyles and how to get them in detail as we go further. This would answer the question – “How To Style Long Hair For Men”? But styling alone isn’t enough for long hair you also gotta maintain it. Hence we have researched and listed out the best tips to maintain long hair for men. So below is your guide jump in and get proffesional long hairstyle-
Professional Long Hairstyles Male: How To Style Long Hair For Men – Part-1
#7-Proffesional Long Hairstyles For Men
As earlier said most men ruin their long hair because of poor maintenance and improper grooming. Most men get demotivated to grow out long hair because they think it is high maintenance and needs to be taken care of a lot. Yeah, it is true that you have to take care of your long hair but you need not put in a huge effort. There are simple styles and grooming tips that you could adopt and rock your long hair like a boss. So “How to Style Long Hair For Men?” Here are #7 easy ways to style your long hair and look cool with minimum efforts-
#1-Long Hair With Part
This long hairstyle is very simple and easy to obtain. You can achieve this hairstyle for both medium-length hairs as well as very long hair. In this, you simply leave your long hair free by parting it to the center or at a side at the mane ( can be left or right). One of the easy examples for this can be seen in “Morbius” played by Jared Letto.
This long hairstyle is usually suited for those with straight hair. You can have textured hair and still pull this off as long as the ends are straight. When we say to leave the hair free most people get it wrong. That’s not everything to it. First, you need to use a wide comb in order to remove the twirls at the end. You will also need a hair serum to remove the twirls and protect your hair from becoming brittle. If you want to maintain it properly once in a while visit a saloon and just ask your salon guy to remove only split ends without removing any length or volume. If you want And there you go rock a long hair with part hairstyle without much effort.
A slick back is one of the easiest ways for men with long hair to look classy as well as professional. Another major advantage of a slick back is that it helps you avoid your long hair falling on your face. Hence this style is admired by almost everyone.
#Products required to get a Slick Back
So here’s how to get a slick back with long hair. Firstly you will require the following things.
- A wide tooth comb or a vented comb
- High shine pomade or Medium shine Pomade
- A blow dryer
- A pre-styler if you have thin hair
#Procedure to get a Slick back
Firstly start off with wet clean hair. If you have thin hair you can use a pre-styler like Vedas Thickening tonic or a sea salt spray. Just slightly spray and apply the pre-styler on damp hair. Now take some high-shine or medium shine pomade ( Based on your preferences) rub it out evenly among your palms and then apply it on your hair without touching the roots. Make sure you are applying the pomade only on your hair’s tips and not on the scalp.
Once you have applied the pomade now it’s time for some blow-drying. Use medium heat settings on the blow dryer and blow your hair by lightly running your fingers in the backward direction. Do the same for the sides. Once you’re done blowing the hair backward and setting it with your fingers it is time for the second round of a little pomade. Check if the hair is falling out anywhere and fix it with some pomade. If you are not a fan of shiny hair, you could use matte clay instead of a pomade. The same can be achieved using Hair spray which comes with a stronghold. A Slick Back is very helpful during the awkward phase of growing out long hair for men
If you are still confused here’s the basic guide explained by Luca Santangelo
Here are some Slick Back ideas-
#3-High and Low Man Bun
Man buns are easily one of the most popular long hairstyles for men. Man buns show self-confidence. They are unique and help manage long hair for men. With man buns, you could avoid long hair falling on your face. There are generally two types of man buns-1)High and 2)Low. Both have almost similar procedures and require the same products.You need to have 10-16 inches of hair inorder get a man bun
#Products required for a Man Bun
- Wide Tooth Comb
- Hair Ties
- Hair Oil
#Procedure For High Man Bun
The advantage of a man bun is you need not start with clean and neat hair. The day2 or 3 hair works well for this hairstyle. First, use a wide-tooth comb to remove all the frizz and entanglement that your hair has. Apply two drops of hair oil in order to remove the frizz and untangle your hair by running down your fingers along with it. Now comb your hair backward while blow drying it in the same direction. Next, throw your hair frontward and pull all the hair upward and make sure to get any stray hairs that may be sticking out the sides or bottom. Then loop the hair bound around once if you are going for a messy look and thrice if you are going for a neat look. Finally, avoid forming man bun way too high.
Here’s another explanation video by – Luca Santangelo
#Procedure for Low Man bun
For getting a low man follow the same procedure but instead of tying the bun high or at the crown tie it lower or below the crown. This works well if you are still growing out long hair and are trying to skip the akward stage.
Ideas for Man buns-
#4-Half Up Half Down
The next easy way to style long hair for men is by “Half up Half down” hairstyle. The best example for this hairstyle is Jon Snow from GOT, in the final season. Just like man buns this hairstyle is easy to manage and prevents hair from falling on your face. This long hairstyle for men is great for parties and looks professional at the same time. Henry Cavill’s hairstyle from “The Witcher” series is another example of this hairstyle.
#Products required for a Half Up Half Down Hairstyle
- A Wide Tooth Comb
- Sea Salt Spray
- Matt Clay
- A blow Dryer
- Frizz-free cream
- Hair Tie
#Procedure for Half Up Half Down Hairstyle
The procedure to get a Half Up Half Down Hairstyle is similar to a man bun. First, start off with fresh and neat hair. Towel dry the hair and get rid of all the frizzes using a wide-tooth comb and frizz-free cream. And slightly blow-dry your hair backward. If you have thin hair then use a sea salt spray as your pre-styler, it will give you more texture. Or you could just skip it and use a matt clay which will give you both the texture and hold required for this hairstyle.
Now brush back your hair such that you form a pony at the crown and leaving half of your hair down. (i.e pull all the hair above your hair backward and hold it near the crown). Then bound the hairband around the pony and loop it to form a man bun. Finally, use matt clay at the front and near your side locks to get rid of any flyaways. There you go, you have the Half Up Half Down Hairstyle
Now, who doesn’t know about pony hairstyles for men? It is simply easy to do and finally has been popular for a very long time. You can tie a small or long pony depending on what suits you the best and leave the remaining hair down just as you do in Half Up Half Down Hairstyle. A ponytail can be made either at the crow or at the bottom. Both seem to work well, but pony at the crown slightly ranks higher. Another good thing about ponytails for men is that you can achieve it with medium-length hair also.
This hairstyle is pretty simple to achieve , all you need are a hair band to tie the pony and some anti-frizz cream to get rid of the twirls.
- Hair tie
- Anti-Frizz Cream
#Procedure to get a Pony tail
First, start off with clean and towel-dried hair and blow-dry your hair backward. Now use some anti-frizz cream to get rid of all twirls and tangles especially at the ends of the back. Next, pull all the hair above your ear backward and hold it near the crown. Finally form a pony and make it stay that way using a Hair Band. The same procedure follows if you want to tie a pony at the bottom potion of your hair.
#6-Styling with Hairband / Headband
Well, this isn’t particularly men’s long hairstyle but rather a style hack that has been popular for a while. This style usually involves men pulling back their long hair using a hairband or headband so that it doesn’t fall on their face and obstruct their vision. This is usually done by athletes and sportspersons. However, today it is considered as one of the professional long hairstyles for men. A few even tie a pony at the back after pulling it back with a hairband.
- Hair Band/ Headband
- Wide Tooth Comb
- Anti-Frizz Cream
- Hair Oil
You need not start with a clean hairstyle for this hairstyle you could just get rid of the tangled hair by applying hair oil or anti-frizz cream and combing it backward using a white tooth comb. After that put all your hair forward and pull it back with a Hairband or just simply pull it back with a Headband. If you are starting with clean hair, then blow your hair backward using a blow-dry and follow the same procedure.
Now coming to the final one on our list. This is the most difficult one to style compared to the others on the list. But once you get this hairstyle, it is very easy to maintain. With this particular hairstyle, you get various styling options because it is quite versatile. A Long Hair undercut basically involves trimming or shaving all the hair on the sides and back leaving long hair at the top. This hairstyle is pretty incredible because you can style the remaining long hair in many different ways, you comb it back or you could let it fall on one side of your face or you could tie a knot at the top or you could even tie a man bun or a pony. Hence the options are innumerable. It even gives you a fresh look and makes maintaining long hair much easier
#Products required to style Long Undercut Hairstyle
As earlier said you can style long hair undercut by adding it with any of the other long hairstyles like a top knot , man bun , pony tail etc (except half up half down).So based on what other longhairstyle you wanna combine with you will be needing the products accordingly. So here are the products which will cover almost all the long-hairstyles you wanna combine with the long hair undercut-
- Wide Tooth Comb
- Anti-Frizz Cream
- Matt Clay
- Hair Tie
- Sea Salt Spray
#Procedure to get Long Hair Undercut
For this long hairstyle you need to pay a visit to the saloon and get some hair choped. Ask your saloon guy to tie all the hair on your top with clips and then trim or shave off your sides(based on your preferences) . Make sure he ties up the majority of your hair and only remove the extra hair on your back. You can even go for a fade , tapper or low fade undercut leaving the majority of your hair on the top.
Here are some ideas for long hair undercut hairstyle-
Professional Long Hairstyles Male: How To Style Long Hair For Men – Part-2
#Tips to Maintain Long Hair For Men
As you have seen that long hairstyles are very versatile and can be styled in innumerable ways. But long hairstyles are difficult to maintain right? Not really long hairstyles are pretty easy to maintain once you follow the basic hair care regime. In fact, almost the same hair care regime should be followed for short is also. Most think short hair is easy to maintain because the quality of the hair isn’t properly visible when you have short hair. Apart from taking care of the frizziness and twirls you need not work very hard to take care of long hair. So below are the tips and tricks that will help you maintain long hair-
#1-Get rid of Splitends Regularly
Long hair means no more visits to saloon right? Well, this isn’t completely true. Even if you want to grow out long hair, you still have to visit a salon to get rid of split ends. However, you need not visit that often, all you gotta do is make sure your hair is not brittle and remains fresh even if it is long. And make sure you don’t get rid of any volume that your hair has or else it will waste all your efforts to grow long hair. Getting rid-off split ends after every 3-5 months helps your hair remain fresh and in a good condition.
Most people either apply too much or too little oil to hair. Heating oil a little bit and massage it could stimulate hair growth. Make sure you apply a little bit of oil on the third day after a head bath with shampoo. Because most shampoos rip off the natural hair oils. You need not fill your hair with oil on the third day. Just 3-4 drops of oil on the third day and you are good to go.
#3-Proper Product Usage
Don’t ever apply hair products on the scalp, it is like the right-hand thumb rule of hair grooming. Always keep the product usage to the minimum and only use quality styling products. Always check the ingredients used in the product. Make sure they are sulfate and paraben-free.
Don’t be harsh while drying your hair because wet hair is very vulnerable and could lead to hair fall. And always use low settings on a blow-dryer. Make sure you use a heat protectant cream before using a blow drier to style your hair.
Don’t apply too much shampoo on the hair because it could get stuck and later result in dandruff. Always apply less amount of shampoo and rinse it thoroughly with water. And don’t shampoo every day. Regular shampooing can be bad for your hair. Shampoo tends to remove the natural oils present on your scalp. So if you shampoo every day your scalp will produce more than the required oil, to cover the oil that has been stripped off by the shampoo.
This overproduction of oil on the scalp can make your hair dirty and greasy. Plus it can even result in dandruff. So try to reduce the usage of shampoo by replacing it with a conditioner.
Note:- I am not saying, that you should completely replace shampoo with a conditioner. That would be absurd because a conditioner doesn’t clean the dirt present in your hair. It only makes your hair shiny and soft. So, in short, reduce the frequency of shampoo by using a conditioner. So wash your hair twice a week with the shampoo (i.e alternate days) then use the conditioner whenever your hair gets messy or greasy. (2 times at most).
#6-Use Apple Cider Vinegar Spray
Apple cider vinegar is one of those things that can do wonders for your hair. Apple cider vinegar can improve scalp health, strengthen hair, and enhance shine. It can also be very helpful in preventing dandruff as it sets the ph balance of your scalp.
So here’s what you have to do. Take a small spray bottle and fill the quarter of it with the apple cider vinegar and the rest with the water. Use this twice a week or thrice depending on your scalp condition. Just get in the shower, rinse your hair with the shampoo, and then come out wait for some time and spray a little bit of apple cider vinegar.
Then chill out for a while and rinse it afterward. You can use a conditioner for washing out the apple cider vinegar for better results. Purchase only those kinds of vinegar that are labeled – organic, raw, and unfiltered. These tend to be cloudy and have sediment in the bottom, known as ‘The Mother’ – which contains all the bacteria and enzymes that make this product so powerful.
#7-Back it up with a beard
Most men are afraid to grow long hair because they think it would give them a feminine look. The best way to get rid of this problem is by growing a beard. And thicker the beater. A full-grown beard with long hair will give you a beast-like manly look.
#8-Brush your hair regularly
One of the major problems with men’s long hair is that it gets tangled and messy quite often. So make sure you regularly untangle it using a wide toothbrush. Another thing that could help you get rid of messy hair is a hair serum. Using a hair serum before combing can help smoothen the hair and make untangling quite easy. Not only that but a hair serum will protect your hair from harmful environmental conditions and improve the quality of your hair. Hair serum can help you a lot to improve your hair quality.
#9-Add Texture to Hair
Most men give up the idea of growing long hair because they have thin hair which lacks texture and may look feminine. Generally, a sea salt spray would add some texture to your hair but if you want to know more then here’s one of our blogs that will help you texturize your hair-
#10-Take care of your health
Finally, take care of your body health. It may sound weird but your hair health is dependent on your body health. So stress less and make sure you are getting the right vitamins and minerals and adequate proteins from your food. Make sure you exercise at least thrice a week.
Professional Long Hairstyles Male: How To Style Long Hair For Men – Part-3
#Must have Things to Style and Maintain Long Hair for Men
#1-Suitable Hair Comb
As earlier said the best comb for long hair men is a wide-tooth comb. This is because a wide-tooth comb helps de-tangle long hair. And at the same time, it will not make your hair lose natural texture and make it plain as it has fewer bristles. Always start combing by de-tangling at the ends and making your way to the top. And make sure you wash your comb at least once every month.
If you want to grow and maintain long hair then a hair serum is a must. Most people feel growing out and maintaining long hair is a hassle. But it’s not when you detangle your hair and use some hair serum whenever you step out. Hair Serum protects your hair from excess humidity and excess dirt by forming a protective coating. It won’t make your hair messy the next day like hair oil.
Below are the best Hair Serums in the market-
#3-Suitable Hair Oil
Oil is like fertilizer to your hair. So make sure you are oiling your hair at least 2 times a week. Hair acts as a protective shield on your hair and strengthens it internally. However, the excess amount of it can make your hair greasy and messy. So it is always best to use hair oil on the third day of a head bath. You can go with a hair serum on the second day of the head bath. There are many hair oils with their own set of benefits, so you gotta choose accordingly.
So below are the hair oils in order to maintain long hair for men. Each one has its own benefits, so choose accordingly-
1)Coconut Oil-It promotes hair growth. And can be used for almost all hair types. It protects the hair from heat damage. It is also good for the scalp. So if you have a dry scalp then massaging it with coconut hair oil can do wonders.
If you have an oily scalp then avoid applying coconut oil on the scalp instead apply it only to the hair. Coconut oil is available in several forms but virgin coconut oil is the most preferred one. Make sure they are minimally processed, natural, and are of high-quality like the ones mentioned below-
2)Castor Oil -It has anti-inflammatory properties. Not only does it promote hair growth but it treats dandruff, conditions, thickens, and adds shine. It is a natural moisturizer.
3)Jojoba Oil- It is made from the Jojoba plant, it maintains the scalp’s natural balance. Because Jojoba oil and sebum( the oil that is produced by the scalp) have similar characteristics. It helps in treating dandruff and is ideal for dry, dull, and damaged hair. Hence it is a good fit for long hair men.
4)Argan Oil-Also known as Moroccan oil, is rich in fatty acids, vitamin E, and anti-oxidants. These properties of argan oil make it ideal for long hair men. It helps in treating frizzy and coarse hair and acts as a protectant to hair from heat. Hence it is ideal for hair that is often styled and exposed to heat.
5)Sweet Almond Oil-As the name suggests it is specifically made from edible sweet almonds. It contains vitamin E, fatty acids, proteins, antioxidants, and magnesium. It moisturizes hair and helps prevent hair fall and hair breakage, thus it is wonderful for long hair men. Regular use can also promote strong hair growth.
Hair shampoo can be a real enemy to men’s long hair if you don’t use the right one. Shampoos remove the natural oils present in your scalp. It’s always best to go for sulfate, paraben, and silicone-free shampoos.
Make sure you limit the shampoo usage to 2-3 times a week and use conditioner only for the remaining days. Hair Serum and Hair oil in between no shampoo days will keep your hair natural and healthy. Also, rinse your hair well with water so that no shampoo remains get stuck in your long hair. Finally only use natural shampoos like the once mentioned below-
Best for Dry and Damaged Hair
Best for strengthening hair leaving it clean and soft
Best for removing excess product build up in hair also deeply hydrates both hair shafts and scalp.
Most men use a hairdryer and other styling tools without applying a heat protectant. This could damage the hair and make it brittle. Hence applying a heat protectant before styling your hair can reduce the damage by half.
A Hair-dryer can be useful to style long hair. But always keep the settings low and use it by keeping it at least 15 cm away from the hair. And as earlier said don’t forget to use a heat-protectant as a pre-styler. Below are the best and affordable hair-dryers in the current market –
Unlike short hair, you don’t need many hair styling products to keep it fashionable. All you need is good quality matte clay. Yeah, you might require oils and hair bands to maintain long hair, but matte clay is enough when it comes to long hair. Matte Clay is ideal for men’s long hair because it makes your hair feel fuller by adding thickness and body to the individual strands. It also gives that hold and control to style long hair. So if you want to style long hair avoid gels, wax and pomades instead go for a matte clay. Below are a few of the best matte clays in the market-
#8-Sea Salt Spray
As earlier said most men don’t want to grow long hair as they are worried that it might make them look more feminine. A sea salt spray is a perfect answer to this problem. A sea salt spray helps hold your style and allows you to easily achieve more volume and gorgeous, tousled waves.
If you don’t like your hair looking sleek or straight, you might want to change up your hair care routine and include a sea salt spray. This product will add volume to your hair, as well as a beach look with a pretty wavy texture, regardless of your hair color.