I’ve always gone a bit too long between haircuts and have debated just letting it grow a few times now. I’ve never done anything to style my hair, middle school was the trendy look that didn’t age well, and I’ve rocked a sweet fade since high school. To give you an idea, I usually cut it a few weeks after I realize I can’t just hop out of bed and be presentable. With covid I’ve let it go longer than normal and it looks AWFUL. Severe bed head and .. poofyness(?) in the morning and wetting it just makes it look greasy for the rest of the day. No matter what I do I can’t get rid of the ear wings or the waves on my neck. It’s just long enough that I can pull my bangs back with sunglasses and have a weird lip where my hair pops up, uncontrollably behind them. I’m kinda digging the look, but I don’t know how to keep in under control until it’s long enough to look like I’m intentionally growing it and not just unkempt.
Just curious if you guys have any tricks to get through the growing period. Heavy conditioner? Did you style it every morning? Just wear a hat? How’d you handle ear wings? What about the weird patch of hair above the sideburns that make it look like a sideburn combover?