The Longhairs Men’s Hair Products

“Hair Ties for Guys”: catchy name, great idea. Lindsay Barto and Chris Healy had each been growing his hair for a year or two and had dealt with the consequences, including hair slipping into soup, the risk of leaning over a running motor and being blinded when caught in a strong wind. They were tired of the odd looks as they cruised along women’s hair accessories aisles. So they thought, “Why not a hair tie for men?” Lindsay and Chris are both creative types (they co-own a digital marketing agency), so they had a really clever commercial filmed for the hair ties in less than two weeks. Then they designed a website, and that catapulted them beyond the idea of hair ties: They would establish a global community for men with long hair: thelonghairs.us. The site would be a sanctuary of sorts—the place to go to for ways to deal with the people who bully or mock you for your hair, the place to learn how to take care of your hair.

After all, we didn’t grow up taking hair care for granted. We didn’t brush doll hair for hours on end. Slumber parties didn’t include styling each other’s hair. We didn’t spend hours debating the relative merits of hair products. Even boys with long hair didn’t have moms who brushed their hair until it was shiny or try an upsweep for a special occasion. Men’s magazines rarely, if ever, feature articles on hair, and when they do, it’s how to get rid of dandruff. Next time you see a magazine stand, see if you can find a woman’s magazine that doesn’t mention hair.

the longhairs shark tank 3

So long-haired guys have a lot to learn, and they can learn it on Lindsay and Chris’s website and in their YouTube demonstrations: How to style your hair, how many ways there are to braid it, how to treat split ends (right after they explain what split ends are). A major topic is how to get through that awkward 12 to 18 months that it takes to go from short hair to becoming a Longhair.

And then it was time to get back to the roots of the community they had formed—the hair ties. A small elastic band is not as simple as it looks. Lindsay and Chris started with a woman’s hair tie and, after several trials and errors, discovered the perfect elastic that they were looking for: a unique material that is strong but soft and pliable and receptive to the bright dyes needed for the wild designs they created. There is something for every guy in the dozens of designs: tied-dyed, flames, fish, pirates, patriotic and camo among them.

the longhairs shark tank 2

There is also the “Lids for Locks” line with headwraps (one of the tricks to use to get through that in-between stage), ball caps and knit beanies. A men’s skin care collection is in development with one product available now, a serum with argan oil that detangles, moisturizes and nourishes.

The Longhairs charity, Longhairs Do Care, donates a dollar for every purchase to Children With Hair LossTM, a non-profit organization that provides a free human hair replacements and hair products to children and young adults who are experiencing hair loss due to a medical condition or treatment.

Learn MoreBuy from Amazon

Shark Tank Air Date: 1/14/18 – Season 9 – Episode 16

 

the longhairs shark tank 5

- Advertisement -

LATEST PITCHES

Yellow Leaf Hammocks

When Joe Demin took some time off to backpack through Thailand, he expected an adventure. He did not expect that the trip would change...

The Mad Optimist Soap and Bath Products

If you ever wanted to make your own soap, but after looking into the process figured it would be too difficult, think again! ...

Dreamland Baby Weighted Blanket

Tara Williams and her husband Rob needed sleep. So did Luke. At six months old, Luke still was not sleeping through the night. It...

RollinGreens Plant Based Wings and Tots

Ryan Cunningham and his wife Lindsey decided to start a food truck business. Ryan, Executive Chef, had worked as a personal chef (known as...

mcSquares Dry Erase Whiteboard Tiles

Anthony Franco has built and sold five successful companies, and amassed an impressive number of awards in the process: 74 technology awards, 62...

Salted Restaurant Delivery

Jeff Appelbaum is the founder and CEO of the Salted Restaurant Group. Restaurant groups are nothing new. There is Darden Restaurants that owns Olive...