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When it comes to appearance, long hair is definitely an asset. On the other hand, it can also be a lot of work. Only fellow long-haired humans know how much work it takes to have beautiful and shiny locks. And for men to grow out their hair might even take some courage. Many societal standards and stereotypes come with having long hair.

The men from the Fierce Flow group on Reddit get it. It's a place where men can share their incredible hair growth journeys and results. They also support and hype each other up. And that's what we're here to do also – so give these guys some love for their awesome-looking hair, pandas!

It’s 2023 and we’re still not used to seeing long hair on men. In our minds, it's usually reserved for surfers, punks and rockstars. We rarely think about the time and effort that one needs to invest to have thick, shiny and healthy hair. 

And what about the societal aspect? The stereotypes, society's expectations and beauty standards for men? There's a lot to unpack about the politics of hair, especially when we consider all ethnicities. Sometimes hair doesn't even need to be long for someone to deem it inappropriate.

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After 61 Months, It Was Time For The Big Chop! I’ve Always Told People I Would Cut It Once I Got Into Medical School, So Here I Am Fulfilling That Promise! 30" Of Hair Is Going Towards Children With Hair Loss. I May Go For A Mullet Next Year, But We’ll See! Keep It Flowing!

After 61 Months, It Was Time For The Big Chop! I’ve Always Told People I Would Cut It Once I Got Into Medical School, So Here I Am Fulfilling That Promise! 30" Of Hair Is Going Towards Children With Hair Loss. I May Go For A Mullet Next Year, But We’ll See! Keep It Flowing!

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Congratulations on medical school. And thank you for donating your hair.

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I Was In My Shed Working On A Camper For My Truck When I Was Mistaken For A Nest By A Baby Bird

I Was In My Shed Working On A Camper For My Truck When I Was Mistaken For A Nest By A Baby Bird

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Felt Like Showing Off Today

Felt Like Showing Off Today

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But this time let's talk about the reasons for and implications of long hair for men. First, is it unprofessional for males to come to work with their hair swinging past their shoulders? Best Fit Work writes that it depends on the workplace. If it's an old-school traditional environment, then probably yes.

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On the other hand, if you keep it neat and your overall appearance is professional, there's nothing wrong with long locks. Keep in mind that sometimes long hair can be a safety or hygiene risk. That's mostly relevant in the food industry – you wouldn't want to serve somebody soup with your hair in it.

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Have A Nice Day There, Folks!

Have A Nice Day There, Folks!

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I Adore My Hair In This Pic, And No I’m Not A Girl Lol ❤️

I Adore My Hair In This Pic, And No I’m Not A Girl Lol ❤️

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

With that face, hair, and bone structure, this guy needs to model!!! Gorgeous!!!🤩🤩🤩

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Some people believe long hair is feminine, and for a long time, people thought only women should be sporting long hair. Women grow up conditioned to know how to grow, style and take care of their hair. Mothers and grandmothers pass down secrets to their daughters. It becomes a part of their culture, heritage and personal history.

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10 Months Of Growth, Loving The Locks Again

10 Months Of Growth, Loving The Locks Again

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Hair Growth Over 2 Years . Started Growing Out During The Start Of The Pandemic And Now Team #fierceflow

Hair Growth Over 2 Years . Started Growing Out During The Start Of The Pandemic And Now Team #fierceflow

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2 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I want this hair!!! I mean hair like his, not his hair :-D

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What A Night Out Looks Like For An Indigenous Man

What A Night Out Looks Like For An Indigenous Man

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Men don't get the same luxury. Naturally, they find it harder to take care of their hair. How to brush it properly? How to style it? What products to use? And what are split ends? 

As a person who grew up socialized as a female, I went through my fair share of products and styling techniques. The lesson I learned is that it's a painfully personal journey and what works for someone else doesn't necessarily work for me.

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First Time Climbing A Mountain And Had To Let That Hair Fiercely Flow At The Peak!

First Time Climbing A Mountain And Had To Let That Hair Fiercely Flow At The Peak!

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Hope You Kids Are Doing Alright... Another Beautiful Day Here... Have A Fantastic Evening

Hope You Kids Are Doing Alright... Another Beautiful Day Here... Have A Fantastic Evening

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2 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I want this dream of a man to hold me and softly whisper that it's all going to okay.

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A Little Hair Type Variation For Ya. The Length Is Coming Through Slowly, But Surely

A Little Hair Type Variation For Ya. The Length Is Coming Through Slowly, But Surely

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The Longhairs blog writes about the issue of long hair and masculinity. One of their authors, Josef Stark, writes that generally, long hair for men is okay as long as there's some other masculine trait that the long-haired man possesses. 

"Sure, I'd love to have a bush on my face to match the mop up top," he writes. "And who wouldn't love to be ripped like Jason Momoa? That doesn't make me any more of a man though."

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To Flow Or Not To Flow; For That Is The Question

To Flow Or Not To Flow; For That Is The Question

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A Recent Headshot With My Hair Down. Have A Great Day Everyone!

A Recent Headshot With My Hair Down. Have A Great Day Everyone!

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The author concludes that his hair is part of his personality. Copying other styles or trying to mold himself according to people's perceptions just doesn't make him feel like himself.

"It was only when I accepted that masculinity is just another form of self-expression that I realized it's different for every person, much like a personality, or even a hair style," Josef Stark writes.

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First Time Growing It Out - Is It A Keeper Or Not?

First Time Growing It Out - Is It A Keeper Or Not?

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The Goodest Of Hair Days

The Goodest Of Hair Days

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So I Was At The Mall To Watch A Movie And This Cop Approached Me And I Was Like,"Ahhh,he Is Gonna Check Me For Weed In Front Of Everyone And Make A Scene". But He Sweetly Came Up To Me With A Smile And Wanted To Click A Pic With Me To Show His Son. Here Is The Pic, Keep Smiling:)) Have A Nice Week

So I Was At The Mall To Watch A Movie And This Cop Approached Me And I Was Like,"Ahhh,he Is Gonna Check Me For Weed In Front Of Everyone And Make A Scene". But He Sweetly Came Up To Me With A Smile And Wanted To Click A Pic With Me To Show His Son. Here Is The Pic, Keep Smiling:)) Have A Nice Week

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's a great thing with dreadlocks, they can grow to unlimited lengths. I think the longest ones are over 5 metres.

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Stark gives a very beautiful, well-rounded observation on masculinity and why it is not related to the length of one's hair. "To be masculine is to be a helper, a leader, someone to look up to."

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"You lead, you take responsibility and most importantly, you love. To be a man is to be a rock for others to stand on, be there when your friends need you, and to show love freely."

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I’m 52 And Covid Let Me Grow My Hair To This Length For The First Time In My Life. It’s Not Fierce, But I’m Glad To Still Have Some Hair

I’m 52 And Covid Let Me Grow My Hair To This Length For The First Time In My Life. It’s Not Fierce, But I’m Glad To Still Have Some Hair

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Cut Like It’s ‘76

Cut Like It’s ‘76

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One other misconception about having long hair is that people automatically assume it requires a lot of maintenance. YouTuber and grooming specialist Jorge Fernando said that his long hair required the same amount of care as when he had a buzzcut.

"Even if there's a lot of hair now instead of no hair, 90% of the time I don't care about it. I just put it in a bun or just have it messy and scraggly."

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Hair takes the most effort and time when it's in the awkward phase. It's that period after cutting it short and before it reaches a point where you can tie it up. I, too, had a short cut in my rebellious teenage years, so I understand you, fellas. 

It's hard to style awkward-phase hair because it's shaggy, unruly and just all over the place. If you're not a hat and beanie person, try a product with a strong bonding agent. However, it might be a slippery slope and you may end up looking like Lloyd Christmas.

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2 Years Ago When I Thought My Hair Was Long vs. Now

2 Years Ago When I Thought My Hair Was Long vs. Now

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

For some reason I think he would be a lot of fun to hang out with!

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Had A Great Time Showcasing My Mane To A Lot Of People Today

Had A Great Time Showcasing My Mane To A Lot Of People Today

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Whether or not this list inspires some fellas to try growing their hair out, let's leave the old stereotypes about long hair and masculinity in 2023, what do you say?

And let this be my open letter to all men reading: please don’t be afraid to grow out your hair. Maybe it’s just my personal experience, but it can be quite the kryptonite for some ladies...

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Long Time Lurker, First Time Poster ! Hello Everyone

Long Time Lurker, First Time Poster ! Hello Everyone

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Asian Elf, I'll See Your Mystical Archer And Raise You A Clothed Asian Merman

Asian Elf, I'll See Your Mystical Archer And Raise You A Clothed Asian Merman

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About 1 Year And 3 Months Since I Started Growing It Out Wdyt?

About 1 Year And 3 Months Since I Started Growing It Out Wdyt?

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Happy Holidays You Beautiful Humans

Happy Holidays You Beautiful Humans

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why does tousled hair on men look so great and on women, or at least on me, it looks like a bird nest or a straw broom?🐦🪹+🧹=😱

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17m, 6 Years Of Growth With 2-4 Trims Per Year

17m, 6 Years Of Growth With 2-4 Trims Per Year

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New Here, Thought I'd Show My Flow

New Here, Thought I'd Show My Flow

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How It Started vs. How It's Going. Keep The Flow Fierce Gentleman

How It Started vs. How It's Going. Keep The Flow Fierce Gentleman

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Year Three Of Fierce Flow - High School Teacher Edition

Year Three Of Fierce Flow - High School Teacher Edition

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Never Posted My Hair Anywhere Before, What Do Y’all Think?

Never Posted My Hair Anywhere Before, What Do Y’all Think?

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was never able to get my hair to grow to that length. I have some minor jealousy going on over here! 😉

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Had To Get Headshots For An Application — Glad The Flow Cooperated

Had To Get Headshots For An Application — Glad The Flow Cooperated

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Been A While Since I've Been Complimented Irl So Here Goes

Been A While Since I've Been Complimented Irl So Here Goes

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What Sort Of Difference Can A Pair Of Glasses Make?

What Sort Of Difference Can A Pair Of Glasses Make?

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2 And Half Years Since Buzz Cut. What Do You Think?

2 And Half Years Since Buzz Cut. What Do You Think?

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Was A Beautiful Day Yesterday For Some Flowing Hair!

Was A Beautiful Day Yesterday For Some Flowing Hair!

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is there some link between amazing bone structure and gorgeous hair?!

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Made The Tough Decision Yesterday, Filled With Regret But At Least It'll Grow Back, Right.....right?

Made The Tough Decision Yesterday, Filled With Regret But At Least It'll Grow Back, Right.....right?

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“I Had Hair Like That When I Was Your Age!” - Many An Old Men

“I Had Hair Like That When I Was Your Age!” - Many An Old Men

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Got Stoned, Felt Cute, My Still Be Cute Later

Got Stoned, Felt Cute, My Still Be Cute Later

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