How do you keep medium hair from getting messy when playing sports?
I am male.
Here is an example of my hair length, though I have a bit more hair then him: http://menhairstylestre.com/wp-content/uploads/201...
- SteveLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
For most guys, that is long hair and it will get messy while playing vigorous competitive sports.
A regular haircut is a medium style and if short enough will only get a little messy on top...
If a guy wants a style that does not get messy, he wears a short enough short pomp(pompadour) style-crew cut, ivy league(long crew cut), float top crew cut- or a butch, burr(short butch), brush cut(long butch) so that his hair stays neat looking during competition.
ivy league(long crew cut):
worn spiked up....
worn down and brushed to the side...
medium crew cut:
short crew cut:
Some barbers consider that all crew cuts should have a flat top, so it is best to not rely on words alone for even a widely recognized style like a crew cut.
flat top crew cut:
Search the internet for images of football(soccer)star Lukas Podolski for examples of ivy league and crew cut styles. A minute dab of control wax aka butch wax will keep the hair looking well groomed at crew cut and ivy league length. A butch comb also helps with grooming the short pomp styles- the small, flat, plastic, oval, pocket brushes that one finger fits through and barbers sell for about a dollar. A boar bristle military brush is usually available for a few dollars and while too large for a guy to carry in his pocket, is nice to have at home.
The answer at the following link describes the short styles: