The Trendiest Men’s Hairstyles Leading the 2020s: Long Hair

The Trendiest Men’s Hairstyles Leading the 2020s: Long Hair

Posted by Enrique Salas on

Men’s long hairstyles are here to stay thanks to a trend accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. When people had far less frequent access to barbers and hairstylists in 2020 - 2021, very few options were available when it came to keeping hair short. 

The result? Present styles that are now fun, free, and youthful.

NYC celebrity hairstylist Sergio Slavnov has seen this trend developing over the last couple of years and has had many more clients wanting to move away from a highly groomed look. He agrees that wild and free styles have made hair fun again, and his specialty line of men’s styling products is perfect for all cuts. 

Best long hairstyles for men:  

1. Smooth & straight

Long, straight strands can emphasize a relaxed, laid-back look for any age. This style tends to look best on men with thicker hair. A volumizing mousse can add some extra body and lift, so be sure to add some product at the roots for greatest results. 

Product to try: 

Argan Oil Volumizing Mousse for Men by Avenue Man

2. Slicked back

This style is perfect for men with medium to medium-long length hair that want a more polished and professional look. A fine-tooth comb and styling foam will ensure you achieve a hairdo that is sleek while adding a hint of shine at the same time. 

Product to try: 

Sculpting Foam for Men by Avenue Man

3. Man bun

The classic yet modern man bun is both stylish and functional – it can be worn in professional settings or for casual nights out. A more formal bun can be high and tight while a relaxed style can be fun and messy. Add a touch of natural hairspray to finish off the look and keep your hair exactly where it should be. 

Product to try: 

Firm Hold Hair Spray by Avenue Man

4. Curly & long

For men with lustrous curls, a long hairstyle is the perfect way to show off your beautiful mane in all its glory! Curls add a lot of texture and dimension to your look, so it’s no surprise curly, long hair is in style for men. The style is meant to be natural and allow movement, making it highly versatile. With some hair mousse or curl cream, you can easily manage frizz or stray hairs. 

Product to try: 

Curl Defining Cream by Avenue Man

5. Beachy

A relaxed, wavy hairstyle never gets boring and can work for hair of all lengths. Long waves are versatile and stylish with plenty of texture. A mousse or spray combined with scrunching your hair can add tons of volume and produce that attractive beach hair aesthetic. 

Product to try: 

Flexible Hold Hairspray for Men by Avenue Man

6. Long undercut

Want a style that’s both versatile and edgy? A long undercut is achieved by keeping the sides and back shaved down and growing out the top. You can swoop the hair over to the side, put it up into a ponytail, or get creative with it. Keeping your hair moisturized and lifted will produce best results. 

Product to try: 

Volume Lift Styling Mousse by Avenue Man

Caring for your long hair

Because longer hair takes more time and maintenance, it’s important to make sure your daily routine is centered around nourishing your locks with the best hair products for men. Here are a few words of advice for keeping your long hair healthy and shiny. 

Use products without harsh ingredients that can irritate your scalp 

So many mainstream men’s styling products contain ingredients that disrupt the natural pH of your skin and dry out your scalp. This can result in an overproduction of oil that may leave your hair looking greasy or heavy. Opt for an organic shampoo and conditioner free from sulfates, parabens, and other drying ingredients (like Avenue Man Shampoo and Conditioner).

Condition your hair, even when you don’t use shampoo

Conditioning without shampooing might seem counterintuitive, but in reality it’s one of the best things you can do for your hair. In fact, conditioning will protect your hair from hard water and even help get rid of excess grease, while keeping it healthy and smooth. 

Avoid washing every single day

Though it may be tempting to wash your hair daily to keep things clean, you’re actually stripping your hair of essential oils that keep it healthy and strong. If you can shampoo two to three times per week instead, your scalp and hair will be in much better shape! If you’re still struggling with oil buildup, try a dry shampoo at bedtime. 

Stay away from tight ponytails

Occasionally, you’ll likely put your hair up in a ponytail or bun to keep it out of your face. Be careful not to pull the hair into a tight knot, as the individual strands can be damaged or even pulled from the follicles. Continuous tight knots can even result in traction alopecia, a condition where bald spots can form when the follicle is tugged on for a long period of time. Men struggling with hair thinning should especially be aware of this risk. 

Try a silk pillowcase

Not only is silk comfy to sleep on, but it will protect your hair from tugging, tangles, friction, and breakage at night. Switch from cotton to silk and your long locks will thank you. 

Men’s styling products made for any hair type

At Avenue Man, we know your hair gives you confidence and reflects your personality. That’s why we’ve formulated the best products in the industry, fortified with vitamins and organic extracts that will give your hair a fuller, healthier look. Our products are paraben and sulfate free, so you can rest assured knowing you can wash and style your hair without toxic, drying ingredients. 

Check out the Avenue Man shop today and choose from our wide selection of products made to help you look and feel your best.

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