Friday, February 24, 2017

No More Hippie Hair

Jill and Derick Dillard returned to Central America last week after a six-month stay in Arkansas, but before boarding the airplane, they did something that might surprise you.

Towards the end of 2015, Derick began growing his hair out and kept it long for more than a year, as fans expressed varying opinions on his new style.


Well, the soon-to-be-28-year-old decided it was time to trim his long locks. His lovely wife, Jill Dillard, did the honors. 


 As you can see, Derick's hair had become quite long.


During the haircut, Jill and Derick enjoyed experimenting with different styles.



Imagine how much hair must have been on the floor after Jill was finished!



So what do you think of Derick's new (or should we say old) style? 



It was certainly a shock to 22-month-old Israel Dillard, who was only an infant when his dad began growing his hair out.


Photos courtesy DCL/TLC

359 comments:

  1. She is glowing! I do like the shorter hair style more, but i didnt think the long was bad either.

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    1. Glowing--makeup with blush ❗️She looks pale to me....

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  2. And who was taking the pictures? Don't tell me that this is Season 3 or 4 of 14 or whatever of Counting On...

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    1. Maybe Jessa or one of the girls, but I dare say it will be apart of a new episode.

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    2. The article said Jill cut Derricks hair while they were still in Arkansas. Any of her siblings, friends, etc. could have taken the picture...don't be so hostile towards a nice family.

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    3. Does it matter? Lighten up

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    4. Maybe this was for the next season of Counting On 6:13 pm. So what! I'm sure most fans want to see it. If it wasn't shown, people would complain by saying, "When did Derick cut his hair? Who cut it? Why didn't TLC show him getting a haircut?" See my point? Hopefully it will be on the show sooner or later. I'd like to see it!

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  3. In the background - a picture of a young Jim Bob and ?? a bear cub over his shoulder??

    Who keeps a picture of their father in the bathroom?

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  4. She has a good hand at cutting hair, I like how it turned out. Would be curious to know how she learned.

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  5. Jill gives a nice haircut. Derick you look so much better,welcome back. If I was there I would give you a big hug.lol

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  6. He looks much better with short hair. But it doesn't change the person he is inside I love hill and derek

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  7. Much much better. He looks like Derrick again!

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  8. He looks so much younger with his hair cut short and if he trims the facial hair off his face he will look even younger.

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  9. I like the shorter style. So sad to hear they went back to Central America specially since she is Pregnant. I pray they will all be safe and back in the USA soon.

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  10. I think he looks so much healthier with shorter hair.

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  11. I really like man buns, on the right people. He definitely had the right personality to carry it well

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  12. I'm so relieved to see Derick back to normal! I'm still scratching my head to figure out why he let it grow in the first place. 1 Cor 11:14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?
    Good for you, Derick.

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  13. I had no problems with the man bun but he does look nice this way.

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  14. Think he looks more handsome with short hair! :)

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  15. Looks good Derick! Locks of Love is a great organization to donatehair!!

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  16. I've always liked Derrick - he's an amazing husband, father, son, brother, friend.... but I do like his hair shorter better.

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  17. Don't hate me. But I love love the cut. Much better!

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  18. Nice job Jill. He looks more handsome too!

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  19. Excellent haircut. We thought because of his job in a foreign country, he might have that long hair for a reason. He is now looking clean-cut and like the good dad he is.

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  20. Love, love, love the shorter cut. Makes him look more handsome!! Praying for you guys as you return to Central America.

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  21. Jill you have incredible skills. Very impressed. What a lucky hubby. You are truly glowing to I might add. Can't wait to see the new little man:)

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  22. Thank goodness! It was way past time.

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  23. Wow, I didn't realize how long his hair grew because of the bun.

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  24. This style is SO much better than the long hair he had. I like my guy clean cut AND shaven. Any idea if the beard will be going, too? Hope so!

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  25. ALWAYS TRUST A DUGGAR WITH HAIR....THEY ALWAYS LOOK GREAT!!!!

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  26. His hair looks rather nice now. But it didn't really matter to me whether his hair was long or short since he isn't my husband.

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  27. I like both styles...as long as he's happy.

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  28. This is important because?
    What is important is the unborn child and Israel safety. I hope their choices don't risk any of them.

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  29. Jill you look like a so professional doing the haircut and you did an awesome job :-) Personally I think Derek can wear pretty much any hairstyle and look cute. That's just the grandma talking here :-) many blessings to you and your family always and forever.

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  30. Great job Jill and I like this style much more than the other.

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  31. Like he short Haircut :)

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  32. Yay! His hair is so much better with it short!

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  33. Probably! It's come to watching hair cuts.

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  34. Aw, Israel is adorable! Personally, I like guys with shorter hair (and great haircut, Jill!) but Derick was totally able to rock the longer hair look.

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  35. Yay! He looks so much better in the "after" pic!

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  36. I love his hair cut but its up to them how he wears it....the long hair reminded what he told Jill when she went to visit him In Nepal.....she used to cut all the duggars hair. She could be a beautician.

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  37. great cut, great barber, fabulous results

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  38. Like the hair cut. What was the diagnosis of Derick's gagging and spitting up when running?

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  39. Where's Jill's engagement ring?

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    1. Maybe her finger is too swollen? Or she didn't want it stuck in Derricks hair.

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  40. I kinda liked the long hair depending on the way he wore it. What ever makes him happy...dont worry about the rest of the world!

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  41. I love it! Great job Jill. God bless you both and your children.

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  42. Jill, you did a wonderful job cutting Derick's hair. He now looks like he did when you met. Our prayers are with all of you Blessings.

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  43. Very nice handsome

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  44. Finally! He is much too handsome for that long hair. I love the new cut. Jill did a fantastic job! Happy for them and their future addition to the family.

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  45. Like the hair cut.

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  46. Love the new (old) do :) Much more handsome--hehe <3

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  47. Well, it's about time Derick got his hair cut. I never could figure out why he grew it long in the first place.

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  48. Derick should wear his hair they way he wants and what is convenient for the mission field. He should not style his hair based on the "fans".

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  49. He looks so much better! The fourth picture made me laugh 😜

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  50. It is hot in CA so it does not surprise me that he cut his hair before they left, much cooler. He looked good in both looks to me ! I wish them health,safety, happiness and many Heaven sent blessings !

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  51. So glad it's cut! Much more in keeping with 1 Corinthians 11!

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    1. Exactly what I was thinking ! I don't understand why he didn't follow that "rule" ...

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  52. He's so much more handsome with short hair, like when they met. Good job!

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  53. Liked it longer for sure. Made him look healthier.

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  54. Now he looks like a daddy.


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  55. He does look ALOT better with short hair, not that I mind long hair either my husbands is a little long. But he is better looking in short if I must say so myself. Jill you look amazing and Israel is adorable.

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  57. Looks so much better. Jill, you did a great job.

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  58. so much better, looking good Derick.

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  59. A man is a man and needs to look like a man.

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    1. What is that supposed to mean? Men in the Bible did not have short hair. Jesus did not have short hair either. Your ideals of a man are off.

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  60. Like the new look. Very professional.

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  61. Wonderful couple God bless them

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  62. Jill did a great job, Derick looks handsome. She is quite big considering she still has 4 months to go!

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  63. I like more short also, nothing against long hair but is much better now

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  64. They look like brother and sister.

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  65. Liking the shorter style better.

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  66. He looks sooo much better. What was with the shaggy dog look anyway

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  67. Much better short! Although I think he might be one guy who could pull off s longer style, but not shaggy.

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  68. Short hair looks great!

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  69. Great job Jill!!! What a true talent. Derrick looks so good!!! You could cut hair for a living. Amazing job and amazing difference in the way Derrick looks. Derrick is cute again.😊

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  70. Who cares what others think ~ that's between him and his wife.

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  71. You look great again thank you Jill you made him look good again

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  72. Theres nothing wrong with the show. If they want to continue it that's fine and some of us actually enjoy the show

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  73. Looks a million times better

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  74. either looks good on him. the shorter hair is more professional, or business like, but his longer hair really suited him!

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  75. I think Derick was rocking the man bun! I, personally, loved it. But I think he looks handsome with short hair as well! Maybe he can keep changing it up. :)

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  76. Ahh,I liked his long hair, but think Jill did a great job chopping it off.πŸ‘

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  77. I love the short hair! Thanks for the peek at the process!!!
    <3

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  78. Great look Derick! Great job Jill!!! You do a good job cutting hair!! Safe travels back in Central America.

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  79. great Job Jill! Like this look a lot better . what does Derick think about it?

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  80. Great job Jill!Derek, remember, Christ told us that long hair on a man is shameful. You look great with the short hair!

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  81. Shorter is soooo much better on him!

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  82. That's more like it Derick! You may now have your man card back.

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  83. It looks fantastic! I didn't know Jill was so good at cutting hair! She did a great job!

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  84. I do prefer the shorter hair...but I wasn't about to complain:) He is a sweet man no matter what style he has:)

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  85. Much better short!!!

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  86. Kids reactions to hair cuts can be hilarious!!

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  87. Much better. Jill is there anything you cannot do. He who finds a wife finds a good thing. God has blessed you.

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  88. Much better. Jill is there anything you cannot do. He who finds a wife finds a good thing.

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  89. looks great!! Israel is so cute.

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  90. notice in the last picture (w/ Israel) how big Jill's belly is!

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  91. He looks much better with short hair!!!!

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  92. It's about time, did not like his long hair, don't understand hairstyles today like the bun style, but freedom of choice.

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  93. What an improvement!

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  94. He looks great either way. Jill did an amazing job with the cut and style!

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  95. Glad to see that the short hair has returned. Nice haircut!

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    1. What a big improvement!!! Hated his hairdo before and now he looks much better!!!

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  96. It looks so much nicer! Men look way better with shorter haircuts. :) Even though JIll might have liked it longer.. maybe. I don't know but keep it up. It's probably more practical to have too, because in Central America it could be hot and muggy. God bless you all! Good job Jill for being economical with home haircuts! Fun experimentation!!πŸ‘πŸ˜‚

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  97. I like the shorter hair better.

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  98. I like it short better. Much better than the man bun. But I love Jill and Derrick and glad they are answering the call to missions.

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  99. Loved the pictures, looked like a kids story book with children and families together. So cute with Israel at the end, and the order is so fun with the different styles, too!!

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  100. Derick- The new cut looks very nice! It actually makes you look younger. Great job, Jill!

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  101. It looks soooooo much better short! It was really gross before...at least in my opinion! Good job on the haircut Jill!

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  102. Short is nice and clean.

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  103. It's looks much better short!

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  104. I much prefer him like this, I'm not a fan of long hair on dudes. I'm more of a clean cut fan. (thats just my humble opinion)

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  105. Looks way better!!!!! Nice and clean...

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  106. The shorter haircut really does make him look more mature and more handsome in my opinion. Stay safe

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  107. She did a great job! I love the new doo!❤

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  108. so good to see!!! i did not mind the long hair but derrick's hair looked so feminine. no matter how he wore it - long and flowing or in one of those horrible men buns - just did nothing for him. he looks so handsome with the short hair. pray they are safe and win many souls to Jesus on the mission field.

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  109. Yes, she did do a great job cutting his hair! However, while I liked it longer, he looks nice either way. Overall, it is his (or their) choice - so I hope they can ignore our opinions as they will differ all the time. (And he can always grow it back if he (or they) want to.) I agree with another writer, I love the pictures too! Jill really rocked, she did such an awesome job!

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  110. I think short hair is much better! He kinda looked older with long hair...All the best to them with their missionary work in Central America! God bless!

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  111. Who is that in the photo on the wall in the background?

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  112. Yes... love this new look.

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  113. Derick looks way better now, Jill did a great job.

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  114. So happy he looks normal again with the short hair. Long hair is not meant for men.

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  115. She did a fine job! He looks very handsome. I get letting your hair grow out though, sometimes your just not in the "upkeep" mood!

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  116. 1000% better!! Derick looks healthier also. Good job by Jill.

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  117. Love this family!! Derrick's hair looks nice both ways, to me. It's not what's on the outside that counts....the inside is what matters :)

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  118. Much better short!! Man buns aren't becoming. But both Jill and Derrick have wonderful inner qualities that are more important.

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  119. Thank goodness! Looks so much better and so much healthier. Derick appears to be a great guy and, now, he has great hair.

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  120. Like his hair cut. I do like long hair but on him,... It looks better short!

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  121. Derek looks better with short hair. Some guys look better with long. I don't like his man bun !! Lol!!

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  122. Like the short hair so much better. He looked homeless with the dirty long hair. I'm not saying it was dirty but it didn't look good. Good job Jill it looks wonderful!!!!

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  123. Either way looks good on him. I prefer longer hair if it's styled nicely. The one thing that I don't care for are the men leaving a 5 o'clock shadow all of the time. It makes them look like they are to lazy to shave. Don't get me wrong I do like mustaches and beards and again if they are styled. It's the stubble that I don't care for...

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  124. Like it! Jill is awesome!

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  125. Looks great. Great job Jill. The man bun was not working on Derek.
    And Jill looks great too!

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  126. I liked the long hair. But I like the shorter look as well.

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  127. I like the shorter haircut best. I can't believe how talented the Duggar girls are. I mean how many could give such a great haircut without any schooling? It looks great.

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  128. Love the new haircut! Derrick looks very handsome in his new do. Great job Jill!

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  129. I like the longer hair but when he wanted to look dressed up it was hard to do thr man's bun. But where they are going it is going to be warmer so long hair is hard. But I like the fact how each couple has their.own style. Jill and Derek dont give up.on long hair! You looked so cute and retro!

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  130. One thing I notice is that jill is showing much.more this time sooner.

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  131. woohoo..there he is..Dereks back..He looks so much better with the short hair

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  132. Shorter hair is better. Hope he had a physical with complete blood work before returning to Central America. He was looking thin, pale, and sickly.

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  133. I don't like the short hair, he looks so young with it... He looks kind of pre-teen. The longer hair made him more manly.

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  134. Looks much better!!!

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  135. It looks much better than when it was long it looked unkempt before now he looks much better I've always likedo Derek he is a good father and husband to Jill and Israel I hope they stay with the family for a few months I wish them love grace and the peace of the Lord God be with them x

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  136. For someone who isn't even finished her first trimester yet, Jill is huge. Wow

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    1. They had better have good medical care arrangements. From my own experience of losing a baby while pregnant this comment 6:03 am made me see how Jill may have another large baby and her pregnancy might not be simple. She should keep close to emergency care. If it is not there she should stay here. Maybe Derick does not realize Jill's pregnancies might be categorized in the outlier categories of a bell curve. And he is taking her to outlying areas away from immediate help.

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  137. You are much more handsome with a manly haircut!!

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  138. Great much better now just clean up that facial hair...Good job Jill

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  139. Love the short hair; hippie look was awful.

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  140. I love it, Not a fan of long hair on men. Did I miss the episode on how the results were on your neck, Jill? How is Derek's health issue?

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  141. Shorter definitely.

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  142. Jill did a great job cutting his hair! I think he looks good with the shorter cut but I was really digging that man but. Did they donate his hair to locks of love? Maybe some of the girls could do that one day. Even a small trim from one of the duggar daughters would make a difference for a child in needπŸ™‚

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  143. Prefect. Keep your short hair. It shows confidence and lighter you. The Long hair seem to close you off.

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  144. I love it both ways! He looks great 😊

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  145. Still wonder if Derrick got any help with his gaggy problem ❓maybe he just won't do much jogging in the heat...

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  146. What an improvement! What was he thinking when he decided to grow his hair?

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  147. Great look! I don't like long hair on men. Just saying!

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  148. Looks great, love it, he looks younger. The long look also suited him if you want that style.

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  149. Great job! His hair looks a lot better. ��

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  150. I like it shorter. She did a great job cutting it. If I had cut it......

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  151. derricks face looks a little fuller. Hopefully they figured out that gaggy feeling...

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