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MisterP
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Icon 1 posted September 19, 2002 22:48      Profile for MisterP   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi, is it true that women like a long flowing main?
Isn't that called a mullet? According to ESR, it will get me laid in no time.

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quote:
Originally posted by MisterP:
Hi, is it true that women like a long flowing main?
Isn't that called a mullet? According to ESR, it will get me laid in no time.

Depends on the female, everyone has their own preferences, ESR can go screw itself for trying to put all women into one boat
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i don't mind putting all women in the same boat, as long as i'm the captain

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Icon 1 posted September 20, 2002 03:49      Profile for skylar     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
yeah, it is rather grossly unfair to try and lump all women together... it's all subjective, is it not? Personally, I'm a fan of scruffy, unkempt hair on guys, but you couldn't say that every other geekette was too...

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Icon 1 posted September 20, 2002 06:47      Profile for spungo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by skylar:
...I'm a fan of scruffy, unkempt hair on guys...

Yay! Slobs of the World unite!

Barney Gumble rules! [Smile]

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quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
quote:
Originally posted by skylar:
...I'm a fan of scruffy, unkempt hair on guys...

Yay! Slobs of the World unite!

Barney Gumble rules! [Smile]

Hoorah! Hope is not lost for my hair!

What about beards? Like scruffy beards too? [Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by Lex:
quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
quote:
Originally posted by skylar:
...I'm a fan of scruffy, unkempt hair on guys...

Yay! Slobs of the World unite!

Barney Gumble rules! [Smile]

Hoorah! Hope is not lost for my hair!

What about beards? Like scruffy beards too? [Big Grin]

Oh, yeah. [Wink]

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Icon 1 posted September 20, 2002 08:28      Profile for snupy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by skylar:
yeah, it is rather grossly unfair to try and lump all women together... it's all subjective, is it not? Personally, I'm a fan of scruffy, unkempt hair on guys, but you couldn't say that every other geekette was too...

sky

No wonder we have the same taste in men, sky. Scruffy rules!! [Big Grin]

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What about those who resemble wookies? [Wink]

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Ya know, it's almost frigthening. When I read the post in today's active topics I thought you were talking about women. Long v. short is a popular topic among my friends and I. But what really grabbed was the wookie comment. I dated a girl when I was in high school who was almost a foot taller than me (6'4" to my 5'6") and everyone referred to her and I as Hands Solow and Chewbacca.
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Hehe, that is a great coincidence. [Smile]

Here the wookie comments are usually aimed at me, not for my height rather for my hairy arms, legs, etc. [Smile]

I just hope people didn't give you a hard time when you were in that relationship. (Here it is usually friends who are joking around with me) [Smile]

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Women do not find mullets attractive. Personally I am finding bald men more and more attractive. Especially if they have the moustache and goatee look going.

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what about if they have a misshapped head? That's the direction I'm heading in, and the many head injuries that I've had (including smaching my head on a rock (nice dent left from that)) have left my head, not so round anymore. [Razz] doesnt that suck. ok, sorry about that, beer talking, I swear it.

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quote:
Originally posted by SupportGoddess:
Women do not find mullets attractive. Personally I am finding bald men more and more attractive. Especially if they have the moustache and goatee look going.

what a great, weird, off centre site!!!

those people have got a fantastic sense of humour. or maybe they just have an unorthodox family and social circle

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Hmm, I really don't know about mullets or long hair getting women - I think that's ESR trying to make his views a reality. Secondly, one does not have a 'main,' but a 'mane.'
On the other hand, I do have a beard, and besides the fact that I like it, I have received many complements from women. Thanks again, snupy, for your positive words about them [Smile] . Men seem to have differing views on beards, and I only tend to hear positive things from them if they have a beard (in which case I believe they're happy to see someone else with one - beards are becoming rare these days, it would seem), otherwise, it's either nothing, or some form of mocking (I've received 2 really strange comments from total strangers on the street). But I could really care less what guys have to say about my beard, I'd only be troubled if the fairer sex had negative comments, but so far I've received many pleasant, unsolicited comments.

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Like pretty much everyone's been saying, the long/short hair debate is really personal preference. And as SupportGoddess indicated with her link, there is a *definite* difference between just long hair and the classic "mullet." Some women, however, are devotees of the mullet but I'm not one of them. I say, if you're going to go for long hair--grow it all out!

Long hair is also a pain in the ass to take care of, and if you don't it can be a turn off. I myself have always had exceptionally long hair and sometimes it's the bane of my existence; it's very high maintenance. Just something to keep in mind, if you're thinking of growing it out.

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Speaking of long hair being high maintenance, this is my first time having long hair. It is beginning to tangle in the back. My hair is naturally curly, but not so curly that it actually has identifiable curls. Just sort of wavy most of the time, you know. I need to get a new picture of myself.

So anyway, what is the proper maintenance of long hair (in general or on a guy, if there is a difference)?

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i definitely like the look of short hair better. i can only imagine that if i dated a guy with long hair, i'd probably drive him into a mental institution..."pigtails! no wait, braids! no...spikes? braids with spikes!" [Roll Eyes]

on the other hand, a few of my friends have long hair, it's super mad fun to play with, and guys tend to revel in the attention that some chick is touching their hair...even if i'm just nagging at them to brush it. [Embarrassed]

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quote:
Originally posted by Lex:
Speaking of long hair being high maintenance, this is my first time having long hair. It is beginning to tangle in the back. My hair is naturally curly, but not so curly that it actually has identifiable curls. Just sort of wavy most of the time, you know. I need to get a new picture of myself.

So anyway, what is the proper maintenance of long hair (in general or on a guy, if there is a difference)?

Well, I'm not sure if there's a difference between guy hair maintenance and girl hair maintenance, per se. I think it's really personal preference. You probably don't frequent the salon for highlights, etc., do you? Not that there's anything wrong with that... [Wink]

Anyway, your hair sounds a lot like mine. My hair is also naturally wavy, but not so much curly. It is also very thick and I think that thicker hair is easier to have long than thin, wispy hair. Some hair tips: I'm assuming that you already use some kind of a conditioner, but if you don't you really should. I was amazed the first time I found out that a lot of guys don't use condition because they think it's girl thing. It's really a hair thing, and a conditioner plus a detangler will help if your mane is getting messy. Other stuff: I realized a long, long time ago that blow-drying is the worst thing you can do for your hair. It will absolutely ruin it. This is why long hair is such a pain; I wash it at night or very early in the morning so that it can dry naturally. Also, don't brush your hair when it's wet because it will cause breakage and split ends. It's best to comb through it gently when wet so it's not too snarly, with some kind of detangler, etc. Also, many people with long hair debate about the pros and cons of trimming. (Seriously, there are websites on this...very odd). Some argue that you need to trim the ends to prevent splitting and others say that this prevents hair from growing naturally longer and more beautiful. Trims are up to the individual I guess. I trim my hair every now and again because it drives me nuts and I end up sitting on it, etc. But I also know a guy who has not cut his hair in about 14 years and he swears by the no-trim rule. If you have any other hair questions, I'm here. [Wink]

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Yes, quite thick here as well. Barbers often mentioned it to me because trims would produce more hair on the ground than I would expect. Dentists also tell me that I produce a lot of saliva, but that is not relevant.

Ahhh, conditioner. I was wondering about that. I'll have to get some.

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Just joinging the conditioner debate...

I too have long, thick, wavy, hair. It's also got a notoriously large amount of body. My pony tail explodes from the back of my head. I had to buy a bigger bike helmet to fit my hair under it. I used to condition it regularly, but recently I more or less stopped because when I did use conditioner, my hair would "die". People actually make comments when this happens. The other thing that tends to happen when I condition my hair is I get such bad fly-aways I can't deal with it. I can't braid it, I can't get it into a pony tail, and I certainly don't want it down, where it can get in my face and experiments. Since I've stopped conditioning, I haven't noticed any increase in tangles. Sometimes I still use it though...it really depends on what my hair feels like after it's been shampooed. I usually shampoo it twice too, especially after I've worked out and I'm all sweaty. Once just doesn't clean it!

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quote:
Originally posted by weensicka:
[QB...

Long hair is also a pain in the ass to take care of, and if you don't it can be a turn off. I myself have always had exceptionally long hair and sometimes it's the bane of my existence; it's very high maintenance. Just something to keep in mind, if you're thinking of growing it out.[/QB]

I know long hair, as you stated, required a lot of maintenance. Regardless of this however I find long hair to be very attractive on ladies. [Wink] As for guy hair I have grown mine out to about collar length and it wasn't to bad to work with. I have also tried growing everything and it also felt and looked ok. (It is rather short now [Smile] ) As you et all have said it really boils down to personal preference. [Smile]

/me has tossed in $0.02 more into the thread. [Wink]

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Xanthine: Wow, I don't feel so alone in the world anymore! I have to buy extra large sparring helmets to accomodate my thick hair, ug.

Until a few months ago, my hair was quite long, and I handled all the flyaways with leave in conditioner. Since I never wore my hair down, it was never too much of an issue, however - I never even brushed my hair. I would just put it up in a ponytail right after showering, braid it, and it would never have a chance to tangle at all.

Alas, I have defected to short hair after years of long hair. I have discovered the joys of doing spinning kicks without my hair coming around to whip me in the face. Yay!

To comment on the original topic... I prefer guys with short, spikey hair, not long hair.

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I find that it works to keep it just long enough that they can run their fingers through it, yet short enough that they can get their hand out again. But that's just my experience. And, of course, having someone run their fingers through my hair is a huge turnon. Maybe that's just me. I'll go now.

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I agree, cg. I love running my fingers through a guy's hair. It's also nice to have something to grab on to. [Eek!] Oops, so much for the innocent child..that lasted about 15 minutes. [Wink]

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