Posted by Raymond (other posts) on January 08, 2018 at 01:32:09 Previous Next
In Reply to: Re: Interested in growing my hair posted by Avi on January 06, 2018 at 13:26:34:
: Hey Raymond!
: Wow, thank you so much for the kind words! Reading them really encouraged me and me feel like I have a supportive community to surround me on my journey. Its just a waiting game now when it comes to getting started- 1.5 years at the maximum for me to head off to college. As a shorthair, I don't really know much in the way of hair care- I wash my hair every couple of days and use shampoo, but I don't know how to care for long hair at all. Any advice? I heard there's no routine specific to any one person and that I just have to find what works for me. I'm scared I won't be able to figure it out though.
: Thank you for the help :)
You're welcome, little long haired bro! I just spoke to you from the heart; one (1) long haired bro to another.
I will give you advice. I have tried twice now to type out my advice to you in grooming and hair care and twice my laptop eliminates what I wrote. I will give you my advice incrementally; probably over three (3) messages.
While you are correct in saying that there is no "one (1) size fits all" approach when it comes to hair care for long haired guys there is one (1) universal: DON'T CUT YOUR HAIR!". Don't let a pair or scissors or a razor near your cranial hair. You din't say if you intended to grow your facial hair. If you intend to be clean shaven then of course pick up your razor. However, if you intend to grow out your cranial hair then don't trim it or cut it. You will feel a rush when you notice that your hair moves independently of you; when the wind blows it in this direction and that. Soon after that you will enter the "Awkward Stage" when your hair seems to develop a mind of its own. I mean when a lock of your hair goes this way and another lock of your hair curls in that direction. Just go with it. Wear a beanie or a bandana. Don't trim it. You will only be defeating your own purpose. Laugh at your hair and enjoy it. It will last several months until your hair develops sufficient volume and weight to lay down as you want it to. Celebrate the different milestones you will experience. For example: when you can bite your own hair, when your hair is chin length, and when your hair begins to brush against your shoulders. It is an exciting day for guys who are growing their hair out and a kind of "Rite of Passage" when your hair is long enough to pull it all together at the back of your head and tie it into your first pony tail. It might be a small pony tail and all the hairs in the front of your head may not reach to the back of your head yet but it is your hair and it is your pony tail.
I will stop here for now. More to come later.
Your long haired bro,