Dude Hair: What to Do With Your ‘Do


As the season of winter hats and beanies slowly exits, guys are left with the million-dollar question: What do we do with our hair?

Those who wear baseball caps on a regular basis need at least a trim. And for those like me who have no idea what to do with their mops, here are a few tips.

Three words: Let. It. Flow.
If you tend to always have long hair, your best bet is to take care of it with shampoo and conditioner and comb it every day. A bi-weekly or monthly trip to your barber—don’t you dare visit a hair salon!—will also assure that your flow stays luscious and well kept.

This hairstyle is very popular in general, and it can be rearranged however you want. Play around with it until you find a style that suits you—whether it is messy or classic casual.

PHOTO BY PAUL-W, creative commons

PHOTO BY PAUL-W, creative commons

That said, going for the “man bun” is an aggressive move. Before you do anything drastic, get some feedback from your friends and, more importantly, women you trust to tell you the truth.

Keep it Short
Another popular hairstyle is going very short on the sides and back, but letting a tuft of hair remain on the top. The longer hair can be combed to the side, gelled up in a messy way, or simply kept the way it is.

This hairstyle is intriguing and would be recommended for someone who wants to switch it up significantly. I don’t often get haircuts, but when I do this is the one I get. Why? It is the easiest to control from the barber’s chair. You can tell him to go layer by layer on the longer hairs until you reach a length that pleases you.

Pushing Product
If you are content with the length of your hair but not satisfied with the look, try messing around with some wax. If you are looking to add volume, you may want to go with a cream.

GQ recommends Baxter of California Hard Water Pomade as a good wax, and Bumble and Bumble Grooming Crème for a cream.

And if all else fails, just buzz it. No mess. No fuss. And no more brushing at all. Freedom!

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