While Nigeria still grapples with accepting the fact that some women prefer to wear their hair naturally, it appears that no-one really speaks about the men.
As far as I know, the norm in Nigeria is that most men get a haircut every week or every other week. Every now and then, one comes across a Nigerian man with an Afro, dreadlocks or corn-rowed hair. This is quite rare though and hardly happens in most professional environments. As far as I know, only one of my male colleagues wears his hair long. He has shoulder length dreadlocks and is African American, not Nigerian.
It would appear that there is an unspoken agreement that men will keep their hair short and at most get some waves/curls in with the help of “sporting waves” hair cream. The idea that a man will shampoo, condition or even pay more than cursory attention to his hair appears to be regarded as unmanly.
Does your man wear his hair long? Would you encourage your son to wear his hair long? What are your thoughts on men who wear their hair in Afros or longer? Men, would you wear your hair long?