With barbershops and salons temporarily shuttered, many guys are looking for alternatives to their monthly haircuts, and here's one that might be worth considering: Just let it grow! It might seem like a wild concept, but when long hair is healthy and well-cared-for, it can look great on most guys. Don't be intimidated - it's a super versatile style. Wear it in a bun or let it flow. You might even be ready to grace the cover of a drugstore romance novel in a few months.
If you choose to rock this look for the next little while, we've got some tips to adjust your morning routine for your new-found style.
1) Condition Often
With long hair, you should be conditioning every day if possible to keep your hair looking strong. Long hair requires specialized care, so choose a conditioner up for the challenge. It should be enriched with ingredients to keep hair looking its best, like L'Oreal Paris Dream Lengths Conditioner. A cocktail of Vegetal Keratin and Cocoa Butter will help make sure your hair looks its best no matter how long it gets. Make sure to leave the conditioner in for a few minutes before rinsing it out so it can do its' job properly. Some things in life are worth the wait.
2) Consider adding a treatment
If you choose to grow out your lengths, you might notice the ends of your hair get dry and coarse, similar to straw you'd see on a farm. Not an ideal situation. A treatment might be your best solution. L'Oreal Paris Hair Expertise 8-Second Wonder Water uses lamellar technology to help repair your hair and keep it looking shiny and healthy. Think of it as a protein shake for your hair - it infuses your hair with protein and amino acids to help repair and strengthen it.
3) Invest in a Hair Dryer
It might surprise you how long it actually takes to dry long hair, so consider picking up a hairdryer online to help speed up the process. Look for a model with decent power and a mixture of attachments. Also, opt for one that's lighter in weight. You could be handling it for a while to ensure your hair is completely dried. Also, think about adding a heat protecting treatment like L'Oreal Paris Stylista Sleek Heat Protecting Serum to ensure your hair isn't fried by the high temperature of the blow dryer.
4) Switch up your styling
Products for short, textured hair don't fare so well on longer styles. Waxes and pomades are just a bit too heavy. Switch to products that are lighter and will go with the natural flow of the hair. A grooming paste such as L'Oreal Paris Men Expert Barber Club Grooming Paste is a perfect option - it gives a weightless hold and natural finish.
Growing out your hair can be a little daunting at first, but with the right grooming regiment, the results can be amazing. Give it a shot - you might just be surprised how much you like it. Now go forth and grow!