Posted by Long Hair In Albany (other posts) on October 03, 2019 at 16:20:44 Previous Next
In Reply to: Re: Dealing with parent's discomfort over long hair posted by Gene W on October 03, 2019 at 08:14:51:
: Parental disapproval about hairstyle has long been an obstacle to long hair growers, but at it's core it's just a part the child to weaning process. When you were young they were entirely responsible for you. It's not easy for them to give up that sense of responsibility, but when they realize you're fully in charge of your life both you and they will be more relaxed with things.
: First of all, keep your hair as neat and good looking as possible most of time-- especially around your parents. Secondly, take care to show them you are maturely managing your life well in all other ways. Once they are confident you are past the child-rearing stage they will probably give you more concessions to your personal choices like wearing long hair.
That having been said though there are parents who will absolutely refuse to budge on the issue. I'm 65 years old and seen guys fighting this issue for many years. Some parents may
budge on the issue but some may never budge on the issue.
Over the years i've known guys whose parents finally conceded and allowed their sons to have long hair. I also knew some guys whose parents abosuletly refused to allow it.
Ultimtely there are some parents with whom you'll have to keep your hair short and only grow it when you have your own house.