- March 27, 2020 at 10:06 am #329436Eve LarsonParticipantRegistered On: March 20, 2020Topics: 6Replies: 6Has thanked: 0 timesBeen thanked: 67 times
It just occurred to me that because the pandemic has prompted most states to have ordered the closing of all hair salons and barber shops for the next several weeks (at least until May 1 in Minnesota), a lot of people will be contending with hair that grows much longer than that to which they are accustomed.
For the typical guy in our culture this will be much more of a problem than it will be for the typical woman. Obviously, many guys will find some relative or friend to cut their hair. Others will try to cut their own hair. But still others will wait it out. Thus, longer than usual hair on men can be expected to become more common in the weeks ahead.
There is the saying that “in every crisis there is an opportunity.” The opportunity here would seem to be that men who have YEARNED for the freedom to grow womanly hair now have that chance. The stated or implicit excuse will be that all the stylists and barbers have been closed down. Hopefully, the pandemic will be controlled very soon. In any event, the period immediately ahead DOES present a unique opportunity to grow womanly hair!
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- October 11, 2020 at 9:53 pm #393313Rei DurdenParticipantRegistered On: October 11, 2020Topics: 3Replies: 135Has thanked: 794 timesBeen thanked: 367 times
I spent 2019 growing my hair out, but as it’s gotten so thin I just gave myself a buzz cut at Christmas. Perhaps a quality wig is in my future…..
- September 27, 2020 at 1:18 am #387930Vanessa ?ParticipantRegistered On: September 26, 2020Topics: 5Replies: 33Has thanked: 7 timesBeen thanked: 161 times
I haven’t had a “real” haircut (more than trimming off split ends and such) since 2015. Even before I started dressing up, I never really liked how I looked with short hair, so the moment I had the chance to grow it out (and not need to cut it for school/work/etc. dress codes anymore) I let it grow and never looked back!
Sadly, my hairline is a bit further back than I’d like it to be these days and while I’m okay with that in guy-mode… I hate it when I’m Vanessa. So I doubt I’d ever be able to go without wigs when dressed. Unless I wore a hat that covered the hairline, or something like that, anyway.
- September 16, 2020 at 5:09 am #384249HariettaParticipantRegistered On: December 13, 2016Topics: 81Replies: 167Has thanked: 8 timesBeen thanked: 963 times
You should consider a demi-wig. Lots of GG’s with alopecia wear them and with various styles it will give you a flexibility that, even though I love my long copper locks, I don’t have.
- September 14, 2020 at 10:00 am #383715Mikayla WelshParticipantRegistered On: April 29, 2020Topics: 4Replies: 51Has thanked: 346 timesBeen thanked: 195 times
I would love to grow my hair out, but sadly, genetics has dealt me with very little on top… so, even if my sides and back are grown out, I will still be wearing a wig (due to the lack of a proper top). the upside… i think i look great as a redhead!
- September 14, 2020 at 8:46 am #383704Deborah SullivanParticipantRegistered On: February 27, 2020Topics: 1Replies: 306Has thanked: 1231 timesBeen thanked: 1027 times
- September 14, 2020 at 8:10 am #383694KristaParticipantRegistered On: January 24, 2017Topics: 5Replies: 228Has thanked: 172 timesBeen thanked: 748 times
Hi Eve, like Jin my hair is already below my breasts. I haven’t had a haircut since I retired at the end of 2016 (wow has it been that long? time seems to fly by especially as you get older). I love my hair and many ladies have complimented me by saying they wish they had hair like mine. Mind you, it is getting quite gray on top but the ends are still my lovely natural auburn color. I do have a couple of very nice wigs (from my days with short hair because of work). I will hang on to the wigs; just in case. My wife, on the other hand, has wanted me to cut my hair, though she hasn’t bugged me about it for awhile now. As long as I put it in a pony tail and cover it with a hat while I am cooking supper, she seems okay. If you have the chance (and the ability) to grow your hair long, go for it. It feels so much better than a wig. Stay healthy, stay safe, All the Best, Hugs, Krista.
- September 14, 2020 at 7:51 am #383684Deborah SullivanParticipantRegistered On: February 27, 2020Topics: 1Replies: 306Has thanked: 1231 timesBeen thanked: 1027 times
- September 14, 2020 at 6:37 am #383666Tammie SwensonParticipantRegistered On: October 14, 2016Topics: 28Replies: 400Has thanked: 751 timesBeen thanked: 693 times
Yup exactly previously my hair was done up as a curly lady’s pageboy style. When my hairsalon reopened in July my hairstylist of 4+ years wasn’t able to return to work for medical reasons non COVID-19 related. So I had a new stylist who thahad been hired just b4 my last appointment in lmid January. my hair by now was an uneven 1″ or 2″ above my shoulders as my salon shut down mid February. But instead of just trimming my brown hair to be even all around, with silver blond streaks, and braded ponytail as I had asked for, she cut my hair to be a middle of ear length Curly pageboy, my previous length. No steaks. Apparently she was working from my regular stylist’s client notebook notes. I quess she used these notes to “trim” my hair. Since my July appointment my hair ishas grown to about 1/2 below my ears.
Bummer…. my SOGGF wanted me to get a twin hairstyle of hers , with she had gotten a week b4 at same salon but done a week b4 by a different hairstylist. Sucks I was really looking forward to having streaks and a braded ponytail as requested by my SOGGF.
Got to run SOGGF says breakfast is ready.
- September 13, 2020 at 6:33 pm #383584Stevie SteinerParticipantRegistered On: June 11, 2020Topics: 24Replies: 544Has thanked: 2370 timesBeen thanked: 2569 times
Absolutely, I have been able to use the pandemic as a convenient excuse for my hair to grow, and I love it! Even though they reopened awhile ago, I’ve just went for one little trim. Its still not long enough, but finally being able to feel it over my ears and neck again is great.
Even picked up some nice nutri-ox shampoo – apparently for hair growth. 😁
- September 3, 2020 at 9:10 am #380469Jin CrockerParticipantRegistered On: November 15, 2019Topics: 4Replies: 260Has thanked: 26 timesBeen thanked: 596 times
Truth is, my hair is already down to my belt. I just love it when my wife puts a nice French Braid in for me. My hands no longer work well behind my head. Just today she started at my right temple and brought the braid diagonal across to my left ear so that it hangs down over my breast on that side. She worked a thin pink ribbon into the weave and I just feel so pretty today.
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- September 3, 2020 at 4:55 am #380324Kay AndersonParticipantRegistered On: June 1, 2020Topics: 16Replies: 489Has thanked: 4512 timesBeen thanked: 2532 times
- September 3, 2020 at 4:20 am #380320Patty PhoseParticipantRegistered On: May 7, 2016Topics: 0Replies: 1336Has thanked: 929 timesBeen thanked: 3128 times
When I was 17, I had taken on an androgynous look. I wore short shorts with pantyhose and platform wedges. I also often wore long shorts that looked like I was wearing a short dress. I used to go out often dressed like this. I also used to enjoy shopping in this attire, buying more pantyhose, short shorts and trying on shoes.
I also grew my hair longer. I thought that would make me look more femme. Then when I was 18 and got my own place, I went fully femme. One of the things I found was with my long hair, it was hard to tuck it under a wig. My wigs never fit right. I decided to cut my hair shorter. The wigs definitely fit better. So unless I decided to not wear wigs anymore, I will be keeping my hair shorter.
- September 3, 2020 at 3:23 am #380308Robin SnowParticipantRegistered On: May 7, 2019Topics: 18Replies: 198Has thanked: 1359 timesBeen thanked: 836 times
Absolutely grow out my hair. I’ve been thinking about it for a while and this is the perfect opportunity. It’s been six months since my last haircut and my hair is at the bottom of my ears. The back is getting long and I should probably get it trimmed. It’s so much fun wear cute hair bands, and scarfs to keep my hair out of my eyes.
- August 25, 2020 at 6:32 am #377492Amilia TannerParticipantRegistered On: August 23, 2020Topics: 2Replies: 10Has thanked: 26 timesBeen thanked: 47 times
I did have my hair long for a while then I got a new job and well you al know the problem. Now I’m out of work plus the pandemic. I’m growing it again
I soooo miss my long tightly curly hair
I had it in plaits, buns and ponies. Looked cute with a fringe (bangs)
- April 6, 2020 at 11:19 am #332733Millicent TeasedaleParticipantRegistered On: August 24, 2015Topics: 10Replies: 168Has thanked: 26 timesBeen thanked: 302 times
Curiously enough, the last time I had my hair cut was in mid-November, and it was definitely getting to be time to make the time to get it cut. But now I’m not sure when I will go back – my wife grows her hair out to make wigs for cancer patients, and I’m thinking if anyone every asked that could be my answer. The only challenge is that it seems that my hair just gets bushier rather than longer, but I will wait things out and see where we are when the pandemic ends.
- April 6, 2020 at 8:15 am #332697Timea Jane WestParticipantRegistered On: March 26, 2020Topics: 5Replies: 45Has thanked: 251 timesBeen thanked: 202 times
My man hair is straight and graying and thinning, and even with some imagination does not meet my ‘ideal’ for Timea Jane. Still trying to find that ideal wig, the one that, when I look in the mirror makes me say, “Yes! Baby, that’s you!”
- April 6, 2020 at 8:01 am #332690Vicki SmytheParticipantRegistered On: September 6, 2019Topics: 4Replies: 95Has thanked: 68 timesBeen thanked: 307 times
I’m in that awkward shaggy phase right now, too long for short hair and too short for long hair. I started wearing barettes just to keep my bangs out of my eyes.
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- April 6, 2020 at 6:27 am #332675BigBangtheoryParticipantRegistered On: January 14, 2020Topics: 0Replies: 69Has thanked: 6 timesBeen thanked: 270 times
- April 5, 2020 at 1:05 pm #332525Laura LovettParticipantRegistered On: March 26, 2020Topics: 7Replies: 371Has thanked: 997 timesBeen thanked: 1663 times
- April 5, 2020 at 12:36 pm #332518MarianneAmbassadorRegistered On: May 20, 2017Topics: 11Replies: 462Has thanked: 266 timesBeen thanked: 763 times
I would love to grow my hair long enough to have it cut in a decidedly female style. However my wife do cut it whenever she finds it too long for her liking, so it is not going to happen as long as I am not willing to jeopardise our marriage.
- April 5, 2020 at 11:50 am #332501HariettaParticipantRegistered On: December 13, 2016Topics: 81Replies: 167Has thanked: 8 timesBeen thanked: 963 times
I already have womanly hair. It’s the roots that will be problematic. A friend mentioned that there is a movement to wear your roots as a badge that you are doing your part during El Covida….maybe not the thing pour moi.
But seeing the range of home blonding kits today reminded me of a scene from Mr. Mom.
- March 29, 2020 at 7:03 pm #330322Danny AmoneParticipantRegistered On: September 30, 2019Topics: 3Replies: 29Has thanked: 24 timesBeen thanked: 80 times
Though I normally get a short business type haircut in the spring, I am holding off until the barber shops are open again. I have had longer than shoulder length hair in high school and other times in my life. Only time I had to cut it was when I got old smelly 90 wt gear oil in it. That stuff does not come out.
One time I was standing on a street corner with my spring long hair, a lunch time walk from work, when an older gal drove by and stated, “I had to nice a hair for a man,”.
I cut it short during the summer because of my camping, ticks and other critters getting in it.
So, in answer to the question, no I cut my hair in the spring, has nothing to do with cd.
- March 29, 2020 at 6:07 pm #330310Emily AltParticipantRegistered On: August 24, 2019Topics: 9Replies: 276Has thanked: 235 timesBeen thanked: 1132 times
My hair is short. It would take months for my hair to grow enough for a longer style. I expect the salons will be open well before that happens. But if I’m wrong and my hair got long enough, I’d have to stay under the radar somehow. My government job has a pretty conservative dress code. I’m sure they’ll relax things a bit until this passes, but flaunting long hair won’t work.
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- March 28, 2020 at 5:31 am #329642Sandy JaysonParticipantRegistered On: September 29, 2019Topics: 13Replies: 196Has thanked: 484 timesBeen thanked: 816 times
Actually I was going to do this anyway. Looking into maybe in a few months getting my hair styled in a way that could go either way.
- March 28, 2020 at 4:35 am #329627Kathleen 60454ParticipantRegistered On: January 8, 2020Topics: 21Replies: 201Has thanked: 1373 timesBeen thanked: 599 times
I voted yes but I have been growing my hair out for the past two and a half years and I will continue to grow out. It is now about 18″ long . I just have to figure out how to style it
- March 28, 2020 at 3:38 am #329604Sally DrinkwaterParticipantRegistered On: July 15, 2019Topics: 15Replies: 213Has thanked: 45 timesBeen thanked: 701 times
I have had to answer yes to your question, despite being surrounded by killer bugs and diseases hair will continue to grow. Do I want it to grow the answer is no.
To try and style your own hair is impossible without having a decent feminine cut to start with, I prefer to keep my natural hair as short as possible as not only do wigs fit better but the velcro effect of the stubble stops my wigs from blowing off in a strong wind.
- March 27, 2020 at 6:47 pm #329553Bethany DelaneyParticipantRegistered On: January 15, 2019Topics: 5Replies: 122Has thanked: 494 timesBeen thanked: 460 times
I had long hair for years. It was getting almost long enough to do something with but I got it cut short literally the last day they were open so I could more comfortably wear a wig as my natural hair has gotten darker and is starting to grey
- March 27, 2020 at 4:10 pm #329509Rozalyne RichardsParticipantRegistered On: March 10, 2018Topics: 0Replies: 227Has thanked: 245 timesBeen thanked: 622 times
- March 27, 2020 at 3:46 pm #329503Alice UnderwireParticipantRegistered On: September 16, 2019Topics: 15Replies: 1897Has thanked: 568 timesBeen thanked: 3377 times
I have pretty long hair but often get a trim around Easter. With the salons closed it won’t affect me very much.
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- March 27, 2020 at 12:25 pm #329472AnonymousInactiveRegistered On:Topics: 16Replies: 154Has thanked: 241 timesBeen thanked: 453 times
I voted yes but well as you can see my hair is long already. Really it needs a cut to be styled so booo to them being shut.
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- March 27, 2020 at 10:30 am #329439Bettylou CoxParticipantRegistered On: May 26, 2019Topics: 16Replies: 1428Has thanked: 2313 timesBeen thanked: 4246 times
My thoughts were running in much the same direction. I had decided in mid-December to let my hair grow, and by the time the virus hit us, I was rather unkempt-looking. ( I was about to say “shaggy-looking”, then realized the word has a different meaning to the UK girls). Hopefully, when normalcy returns, I will have enough hair for a stylist to work with…and who knows what will happen after that? My goal is to retire the wigs in favor of the real me, if I can obtain a presentable look. Time will tell.
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