Is it a hassle to have long hair while traveling?
Cultural norms also vary from country to country. Some cultures expect men to have scraggly beards and long hair (though the only one that comes to mind would then hide that hair). Others expect groomed beards. Most won't think much of someone who's well groomed, regardless of their hair length.
Anyway yeah I'm kind of going for the scraggly, drifter/druggy look. I'm hoping to be a fly on the wall, and my look will probably keep me under the radar.
Never had problems with lice. Longest time not washing was probably around 10 days while cycling through Tibet because the water was just too freaking cold.
Funniest long hair moment was probably when I went to the barber/hair dresser in a remote village in Pakistan. The guy almost had a heart attack and no idea what to do with my hair. Didn't turn out half bald, actually.
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virtuewill wrote:So I've read, some places in the middle east will take offense to it and may react with violence, since it's is considered effeminate.
What a bunch of brainwashed propaganda!!!! I have hair to my butt. I have lived in Yemen and currently live in Iraq. Plus i have lived in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan (the US interpretation of the Middle East) I have been to all "Middle East" Countries (except Saudi) including Afghanistan. Other than street children pulling on my hair or doing a Tarzan impersonation, i have NEVER had any problems here!!
In terms of "haircare" i like the fact i can simply tie it back in a pony-tail and go. I don't have to worry about bed-head.
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