So you’ve scrapped the crew cut and grown out your hair, but now you’re stuck with a lifeless man mane that’s more Year 9 tragic than effortless demigod. It may sound obvious, but long hair is all about the styling. We’ve scouted out three quick ’n’ easy dos for you to add to your arsenal, so give them a try before you chop it all off again.
The down do
If you fancy embracing your inner Samson, this is the do for you. But to stop your hair looking dead on your head, you gotta get some texture in there. Use a couple squirts of Bleach London Moussey Mousse on damp hair to add a bit of volume. Run it through your hair with your fingers and gently blow-dry. Create a side parting for that no-sweat-swooped look.
If you love the look of long hair but ain’t crazy about having it in your face most of the time, this handy half-pony will be your go-to. Spray Style Expertise Salt Spray over your hair and run your fingers through to spread it evenly. Scoop up the top half of your hair and twist it into a bun. Secure with a hair band – and there you have it.
The man bun
You knew it was coming – the Marmite of man hair! Some people can’t stand a man bun, but it’s practical, stylish and a trend that’s here to stay. So it’s worth a try. Gather your hair into a ponytail, finger-combing as you go to keep it smooth, then twist into a bun and secure with a hair band. Tame any flyaways with Superdrug Men’s Hair Styling Wax and you’re good to go.
TOP TIP: You can position your bun at the nape of your neck, on your crown or on the top of your head – great ways to switch up your look.