As we age it is often difficult to find a long hairstyle that, not only matches our personalities but also suits our changing bodies. Aging often brings about, not just a transformation in hair color, but also a change in hair type. With thinning, balding and hair loss also being potential issues, some old men don’t really know where to turn when it comes to maintaining their luscious locks.
For some, hair remains a source of personality and, in some cultures, virility. Think about the chaos caused when Sansom had his hair chopped!
If you want to maintain long hair as you age but worried about looking more like a yeti or an extra from Castaway, then we have included 10 of the coolest long hairstyles for the older men to help inspire your more maturing look.
Stylish Long Hairstyle Ideas for Old Men
So, if you are getting long in the tooth but also want to remain long in the locks then there is definitely a style here that will suit you. Here are the top ten long hairstyles for old men!
1. Debonair Hair
Long hair for older men has a very bad rap and its versatility is often overlooked. With a style such as this, it can be coiffed to look very suave and elegant or worn more relaxed with a messy texture to achieve that laid-back rugged look.
The key to pulling off a style like this is to keep your hair in top condition and have layers cut into the shape so that there is plenty of body at the roots.
2. Low Key Laid-Back
Even with a slightly receding hairline, you can find a style that will suit longer hair without looking like a badly aging Rockstar!
The beauty of this look is that the lift at the roots and the use of the naturally curly hair detracts from the thinning and the retreating hairline. Wearing the hair to the side also draws the eye away from any problem areas.
3. Shoulder Length Silver-Fox
If you have always worn your hair long and are concerned about your style options as become old, then this is a great example of older men’s long hair being worn in more twilight years.
This thin hair is cropped at the shoulders to prevent it from looking too heavy and lank and a scant beard or casual goatee is a very stylish touch.
4. Longer Topped Lad
Long hair doesn’t always have to mean a flourish of lengthy locks. If you find that your hair is thinning with age or balding at the crown, then a crop like this will work wonders to boost your locks and boost your confidence.
By having a more tapered cut around the back of the head and offsetting it with a longer top, it is a great way to still have a very gentlemanly but longer style – without looking too conventional or boring.
By wearing the top brushed back in a floppy relaxed manner, it can cover up any thinning patches for old men without looking too structured or styled.
5. Natural And Native
Curly chopped hair is a great way for framing an otherwise very angular or long face. By wearing the hair off part, it can give the impression of added volume. Keep curls tamed with a light styling product so that they don’t succumb to frizz but don’t over-styled or it’ll destroy the air of casual style.
If you decide to pair this older men’s long hair look with a beard, keep it neatly trimmed to avoid looking too much like a bushman!
6. The Handsome Sansom
As hair turns grey or white it can change in texture and also become very wiry. You can use this to your advantage when having long hair by embracing this new-found texture and using it to your advantage with a cut that enhances volume.
7. Pulled Back Hairstyle with Head Band
If you are lucky enough to have speckles of salt and pepper coloring in your hair, then it’d be foolish to not embrace it! Pick a style that enhances this dappled hair color which often looks great with additional layers, thick sideburns or a beard. If your personality suits, don’t shy away from adding quirky accessories such as a hairband, bandana or hat.
Being an old man doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t embrace your own idiosyncrasies! If you do opt for wearing your ‘do pulled back with a hair band, you could try having the ends thinned out, so it sits better when styled.
8. Long Hair Don’t Care
A slightly messy texture can look wonderfully mellow and relaxed on long hair of old men. The bed-head style is a timeless look, that is often rocked by youngsters, but just because you may be ‘over the hill’ it doesn’t mean you have to be over trendy styles.
The key to pulling off this look is to avoid excessive weight which can be caused by length. So, ensure that you have regular trims to add layers and keep the much-needed volume.
9. Fitty Over Fifty
As hair whitens at old age it can start to appear as though it is looking thinner. By keeping the top longer and using the front part to frame the face, it helps give the illusion of added body but also helps hide any troublesome thinning patches.
10. Stress-Free Braids
With braids being one of the most versatile styles for men – getting older doesn’t mean that you should go for a full-on chop. Braids are actually a great way to protect long hair for old men as well, give it a rest from daily stresses and therefore is a perfect option for anyone struggling with the changes in texture that age brings.