Your guide to using the top styling products for your mane
So lately I’ve been getting questions on which are the best long hair styling products around for men. No, I’m not talking of men’s hair products in general, but rather I’m talking specifically of hair products to style long hair.
Now, the man bun hairstyle is a long hairstyle and as such, I’ve published a guide on man bun hair products that takes you through the best hair products for both manbuns and topknots. Since these two hairstyles are tied atop one’s head, hair styling products aren’t as definite and crucial as hair-care products like hair conditioners and leave-in conditioners are. On the other hand, go through any of the many long hairstyles for men and you will see that many of these men’s long styles require the hair to be shaped, combed and tousled; and that, my friend, is where hair-styling products (practically) become a necessity.
So in order to answer the questions on hair styling products for long manes that I’ve been getting lately, I’m going to run through all those products that you should be considering whether you have long hair (i.e. hair longer than 6 inches) or whether you’re growing your hair long. Continue reading
Man bun pictures of Obama, Kim Jong-un and other hip world leaders
If you’ve been reading this site for some time now and have gone through my man bun hairstyle guide, you will then be aware of the merits and awesomeness of being a man-bun dude; after all, the man bun isn’t the best hairstyle out of all men’s hairstyles for no reason and our man-bun messiahs like Jared Leto and Harry Styles have worn the (otherwise-known-as) bro bun so as to enhance their physical appeal to groupies and to actually look manlier while leaving behind their androgynous creepy facade with skin-tight leggings (I’m looking in your direction, Harry Styles). Basically, the man bun rocks, dude (as if I needed to tell you that, right?), and I certainly wouldn’t have created this site if such wasn’t the case.
Lo and behold, it isn’t just the rock stars and hipsters of today who are wearing their respective manbuns and topknots; rather, the hip manbun trend has made it big worldwide and it has made it possible for all the world’s leaders to be united under the hope of one follicular wish: to rock that hipster bun style and achieve world peace. From Barack Obama to Kim Jong Un to Vladimir Putin, our favorite hairstyle has been the most-useful political element to maintain worldwide peace since the Second World War.
No, I’m not joking (well, actually, I’m kind of joking, to be honest) and I have the pictures to prove that the man bun and the top knot aren’t just hip and awesome hairstyles for regular dudes but that they’re also politically-inclined fashion statements to get Barack Obama and Kim Jong-un talking about their favorite moped while sitting at a Starbucks drinking their lattes in downtown San Francisco.
Wanna see ’em man bun pictures of Obama and the rest? Then hold yourself tight and continue reading below! Continue reading
Your manbraid styling tutorial to rocking a new bun or knot!
Gentlemen, a new 2015 hairstyle trend has emerged as we get closer to 2016, and it’s one trend that is a direct spin-off of our much-beloved man bun hairstyle itself; for those of you unaware of this new trend, I’m talking of the man braid.
No, I’m not joking, and even those of us hardcore man-bun connoisseurs will readily admit that the man braid can look pretty good if you do it right, which includes having a decent barber (ahem… yours truly… ahem) doing the braiding and hair-cutting for you since it’s very easy to get the hairstyle wrong or looking awkward.
You see, with the ponybun hairstyle trend not really picking itself up in 2015 and with the man bun undershave also not gaining a lot of followers (after all, it’s an extreme hairstyle), there was room for a new long-hair trend to crop up and thus we now have the currently-trending manbraid taking over as the hairstyle that is sure to continue shaping in 2016 the manbuns and topknots of many of you fellas. Ergo, and per our previous man bun guides, I’m here to publish our official man braid hairstyle guide.
What is a man braid hairstyle?
A man braid (also known as a “manbraid” or “bro braid”) is nothing more than a braided man bun, so, instead of simply going ahead and tying your long mane into a single bun atop your head at the vertex, you first braid the hair on the top of the head and then tie the bun. Continue reading
The ultimate hairstyles guide to growing a manbun or topknot
It is a fact that most guys who want to get a man bun will start their man-bun journey with short hair or medium-length hair. Thus, one question that I get a lot at my barbershop is what hairstyles to use while growing a man bun or while transitioning to a man bun. While I’ve covered in this site some of the different hair styles and haircuts that you can use to get a man bun, I’d like to publish this definitive guide with all the best hairstyles to use while growing a man bun or a top knot.
One thing to bear in mind in this guide is that a top knot hairstyle will require that the sides and back of your head are kept buzzed or trimmed very short. If you’re unsure of the difference between a man bun and a top knot, then go ahead and read my popular man bun and top knot guide which explains all the differences among the man buns and top knots of our bro-bun kingdom.
In essence, however, a man bun (i.e. a “full” bun) has the hair on the sides and back of your head just as long as the hair on the top of the head. A top knot (i.e. a “semi” bun) has the hair on the sides and back of the head buzzed with a hair clipper (e.g. an undercut) or tapered in a very short length (e.g. a short taper cut).
Following from the previous paragraph and so as to ensure that you can tell the difference between a man bun and a top knot, here’s a top-view picture illustrating a man bun hairstyle:
Heck, I’m sure that the picture below of Donald Trump’s man bun (instead of his usual combover hairstyle) will get the point across even better: a man bun requires longer hair (than a top knot) and all of the hair on the head is to be used to tie the single bun. Continue reading
Interviewing the internet’s curly hair expert Rogelio Samson
If you are a dude with curly hair and have, at any given time, searched for curly hair advice online, then you already know him. Heck, even if you don’t have curly hair and you’ve scouted the internet for some good hairstyle advice, then chances are that you’ve heard of him too and been to his sites. Ladies and gentleman, I’m taking of the internet’s foremost curly hair expert Rogelio Samson, a man who has provided the tools and knowledge for curly men worldwide to, as he calls it, rock an epic “awesome mane”.
After publishing my man bun guide for curly hair and seeing how so many of this site’s readers were talking of Rogelio Samson in the comments, I thought that it’d be a good idea to interview the man who has revamped the outlook on men’s curly hair and who has led the field with his ManlyCurls.com website and his two books: “The Curly Hair Book” and “The Men’s Hair Book”.
Through his blogs and books, Rogelio Samson is known for his BS-free advice and for not sugarcoating his advice either. At ManlyCurls, Rogelio has published dozens and dozens of very useful men’s hair guides, including a guide on short hairstyles for men which details the haircuts available for short hair as well as a guide on hair products for men which explains the tidbits of hair gel, hair wax, pomade and other men’s hairstyling products. These are just two of the many other guides found at Manly Curls, and you can have a field day over at that site learning stuff about your hair that you just won’t find anywhere else. Continue reading
The ultimate Undershave hairstyle guide for your manbun
As we approach the year 2016 and the year 2015 is closing in on us, the man bun hairstyle continues to rock on after its furious rise in popularity in 2013. With that said, the man bun has, ever since 2013, been modified into different spin-off hairstyles that have become somewhat popular.
As far as manbun “spin-off” hairstyles go, we’ve had the man bun undercut hairstyle for those not happy with wearing a full manbun and we’ve also had the ponybun hairstyle as the epic half-bun-half-ponytail style that Jared Leto made famous in 2014 prior to him sacrilegiously (and foolishly) chopping his long mane in 2015. In between all of that in the last 3 years, we too have had the top knot undercut and other long-length hairstyles that have been favored by men from all around the world as well as (and particularly) by the hipster male community.
All in all, the man bun is simply a (what I call) “foundation hairstyle” for dudes. With a man bun (also known as a “bro bun” or “dude bun”), you’re simply tying all of your hair or some of your hair into a bun. Thus, whatever else you do to your hair becomes a mere modification to the beloved manbun hairstyle: you can get an undercut for your man bun, you can get a taper haircut on the sides and back of the head and/or you can tie your bun as a half-ponytail, just to name a few man-bun modifications possible. Then and as the icing on the dude-bun cake, you have the man bun undershave, and that’s what this guide is about. Continue reading
This is how you rock a glorious manbun with curly hair!
One cool thing about having so many people reading ManBunHairstyle.net daily is that we get a lot of guys sending us their man bun pictures. Just in case that you weren’t aware of the following (said in a slightly-sarcastic manner), the manbun hairstyle isn’t just a thing of the United States (even though the man-bun trend was started in Brooklyn); instead, the manbun hairstyle has been embraced by the whole world and dudes from all areas of the planet are wearing “bro buns”, top knots, hipster buns and all the rest of man bun types that are available to the world’s male population.
A man bun with curly hair?
If you’re on this site, chances are that you have already seen pictures of man buns and top knots. The thing is that most dudes wearing manbuns seem to only have straight hair. Next time that you’re downtown (especially if you’re in a hipster-friendly city), pay attention as to the hair type of those extremely-lucky dudes who wear the glorious man bun hairstyle. You will notice that the most-common hair type on these guys is straight hair or wavy hair, yet no love for curly hair.
The above is, in part, the reason for me publishing our curly man bun guide with all the advice and tips needed to grow long curly hair and keep it healthy. You see, curly hair for men needs a slightly different approach with regards to looking after it and to what hair products to use. It’s all explained in that curly manbun guide linked above, and the reality is that most curly dudes are scared and traumatized (from past experiences) to grow their curls long so as to sport a man bun. Continue reading
Curly hair manbun guide for dudes with curls
The other day, we had a curly barbershop customer walk in to our barbershop initially wanting a curly hair undercut haircut. However, when he saw that most of the barbers at our barbershop have man buns, he looked dazzed, as if he had entered another dimension where man buns were the de-facto hairstyle of all men worldwide (in essence, that’s our idyllic, sacred man-bun heaven where all man bun dudes go to once they reach the minimum hair length for a man bun).
So, as expected, this new curly customer started asking Paul (one of our barbers with a manbun) question after question about how to get a man bun with curly hair. And that’s what this man bun hairstyle guide will be all about today, especially since that wasn’t the first time that a curly dude asked us (or me) about how to grow curly hair long to get a man bun. Continue reading
Shaping a manbun into an epic and terrifying spider
Being a barber, I see fads come and go, and the man bun hairstyle hasn’t been any less of a hairstyle fad. Long haired guys have been wearing buns for centuries and so have I for many years, well before the manbun trend, but I’m very happy to welcome our new man-bun brethren and give you guys here on my site and in my barbershop the advice needed to grow an epic “bro bun”. With this said, you’d have imagined that I’ve seen all types of man buns for all types of men, from the young to the old; but I had yet to see the man bun that sparked this article…
Meet the epic Spider man bun
So here I was minding my own business when one of my barber pals sent me a new manbun creation as he usually sends me when he convinces one of his victims (hmm… I mean, barbershop customers) to let him get creative with the customer’s long hair. So lo and behold, this arachnophobic barber wasn’t ready for this: a spider-shaped man bun! Continue reading
Tutorial on how to wear a manbun or topknot if you’re balding
I’ve been getting some questions about the man bun hairstyle for bald men. Instead of answering each and every question, I thought that it would be best to simply publish this guide on the man bun for balding guys. Unlike the thick and lustrous manbun manes that we’re shown on magazines, TV and websites day in and day out, the reality is that about 50% of men in the United States (and in most other countries) over the age of 35 are balding.
Balding may not necessarily mean a shiny dome that would make Vin Diesel proud. No, not at all. Balding, also known as male pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia, usually starts with a receding hairline, so it’s very common for many men (especially the younger ones) to not be aware that they are balding as the first two stages of male pattern baldness can go unnoticed with medium length hair and long-length hair. Then all hell breaks loose when you notice that the funny shape of your hairline that you were developing as of lately is, in fact, the first stage of a (very-soon) life with no hair.
To give you a better idea of how male pattern baldness develops, here is a diagram showing the 7 stages of male hair loss. These stages are known as Norwood stages and the model used to diagnose male pattern baldness (i.e. the diagram below) is known as the Norwood scale or Hamilton-Norwood scale (named after Dr James Hamilton and Dr O’Tar Norwood who created and revised this hair-loss diagnosing model in the 1950s and 1970s respectively). Continue reading