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Wed Apr 10, 2019, 01:20 AM

Do Real Men Wear Scrunchies?


As more guys jump on the long hair trend, they’re also embracing a wider range of hair accessories, like the pink Fendi hair tie worn by Aquaman Jason Momoa

By Jacob Gallagher
Updated April 8, 2019 11:24 a.m. ET

Jason Momoa, Hollywood’s shaggy-haired He-man, wasn’t up for an Oscar this year, but he did notch a very different sort of honor at this February’s Academy Awards: most talked-about male scrunchie. And not just any scrunchie but a custom pink-velvet Fendi affair to match his pink-velvet tuxedo. On Mr. Momoa’s YouTube channel, he noted that his entire pink Oscars outfit was inspired by a different pink scrunchie that was lent to him by a hairdresser on the set of his upcoming Apple TV show. “I freaked out ’cause it was beautiful,” said Mr. Momoa of discovering that initial salmon-colored accessory.

Mr. Momoa is just one of Hollywood’s many male stars who reflect the trend of men’s growing their hair long. (others in this club include Bradley Cooper, Timothée Chalamet and Dev Patel). And with long hair comes the need to pull it back from time to time. Like during workouts. Or sweaty awards ceremonies. Although the company doesn’t have specific statistics on male shoppers, Ellen Slicklen, the SVP and general manager of Conair and Scünci (known for its colorful hair ties) has seen an anecdotal uptick in male shoppers with flowing locks. “We’re finding that they’re using not only hair ties, not only our skinny headbands, but they’re using scrunchies now because they’re comfortable,” said Ms. Slicklen, who added that her 19-year-old son has recently let his hair grow out. “It is a trend,” she said.

Men learning to maintain long hair often turn to women for pointers. When Yasir Mullick, 34, a product manager in Atlanta, began growing his hair out five years ago he didn’t find a lot of content for men’s hair online, he said, and so he began asking his female friends for help. Eventually, he got a regimen in place—a sea-salt spray from Bumble & Bumble or Beardbrand, a men’s beard oil company that just introduced hair products late last year; shampoo and conditioner from Hanz de Fuko, a San Francisco men’s hair-care brand; and hair ties by Goody, which he favored because they are elastic, not metal-wired.

Sammy Elliott, 29, an actor and model in Los Angeles with hair that reaches below his collarbone, uses hair ties by the Longhairs, a 4-year-old company that makes accessories designed for men’s hair, which the company claimed can hold up to 100 pounds of hair. “They’re super strong, and they don’t leave any creases or dents in your hair,” said Mr. Elliott of these ties marketed to men.

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RCW2014 Apr 2019 OP
Lowrider1984 Apr 2019 #1
Ruby Apr 2019 #2
Boadicea Apr 2019 #5
Ruby Apr 2019 #6
Currentsitguy Apr 2019 #3
Ruby Apr 2019 #7
Currentsitguy Apr 2019 #8
Ruby Apr 2019 #9
Boadicea Apr 2019 #10
Boadicea Apr 2019 #4

Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 01:17 PM

1. Mamoa is a big sissy!

(don't tell him I said that!)

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 10:08 PM

2. Jason Momoa is a god. Real men wear whateverthefuck they want,

Real men don’t need anyone’s approval.

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Response to Ruby (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 06:20 PM

5. Yep

I love the color of his eyes.

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Response to Boadicea (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 09:39 PM

6. That man is unspeakably hot.

Straight fire. Like a scrunchie’s gonna change that? Hell no.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 05:11 PM

3. Finally figured out what they look like

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 09:46 PM

7. Wrong.



He’s hot AF.

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Response to Ruby (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 09:41 AM

8. I have no idea who that is

But he looks filthy and unwashed.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 10:56 AM

9. Jason Mamoa.

Not the best pic of him for sure. Just the first one I came across and I was lazy. 😉

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 03:26 PM

10. Yes.....oh my yes...

He’s Aquaman

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 06:19 PM

4. My nephew has Fabio hair

He pulls it back like that guy from Roadhouse. It’s not a big deal. The girls luiuuuve it.



I like long hair on guys. I like short hair too.


Mr B had long hair when we met.

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