Can Older Guys Pull Off Long Hair?

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Can older men pull off the long haired look?

In short, absolutely.  There are no age limits, or style rules to having long hair. Anyone can pull it off. That being said, it’s important to note that most people’s hair gets thinner over time. According the American Hair Loss Association, by 35, 66% of men experience some degree of hair loss, and by the age of 50, about 85% of men have significantly thinner hair. So if you’re a man past your 40’s and your hair has still remained strong and thick, then more power to you. You have your genetics and/or your healthy diet and exercise regiment to thank. 

What might look bad: Guys with long hair who have: receding hairline, balding spot, dyed and frizzy hair (basically guys who don’t take care of their hair), another thing that looks bad is old guys with dyed hair, if you don’t know what I mean look at pictures of Gene Simmons. 

Some great examples of older guys who can pull off the long hair are:

  • Jeff Bridges – commonly known for his role in movie The Big Lebowski.
  • Sam Elliott – actor and the classic American cowboy icon
  • Josh Brolin – actor
  • Albert Einstein – physicist
  • Brad Pitt – actor
  • Tommy Chong – actor
  • Willie Nelson – musician and actor

In my opinion, younger men look better with longer hair, but that’s because their hair is generally going to be healthier and thicker than your average 50 or 60 year old man. So who can pull off the long haired look? Anyone, but just be sure to take care of your mane by eating right, hydrating, exercising, NOT coloring or dyeing it, and lastly by praying to the all-mighty hair gods.


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