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Wolfgang // Male Natural Hair Style Icon

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Happy Holidays Ladies and Gents! It’s been while since we’ve found a male with a mane worthy of Style Icon status since we featured Larry back in December 2011, so we’re really excited to feature Wolfgang today! Get into his haircare regimen below.

Introduce yourself!
W:
Hello folks my name is Wolfgang Lisborg and I’m from Copenhagen, Denmark residing in Greensboro, North Carolina at the moment. I’m a freelance fashion/portrait photographer, a natural hair enthusiast trying to become a voice for natural males, and I’m a freestyle dancer. I’m currently a part of the African Student Union at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, while doing a tribal short film project for the “Art Of War Exhibit” which premiered on the 23rd of November.

How long have you been growing out your hair and wearing it in its natural state?
W:
Lol, to be honest I’ve been through 3 big chops and this is the best growth I’ve had. This mane is 2 years and 8 months old and I’ve always worn my hair in its natural state. The major reason why I love being natural is because your natural hair is an extension of your character and who you are. On top of that it’s not a trend, it’s a culture that expresses the uniqueness we each hold. Instead of allowing society to lower your self‐esteem to look how they want you to, wear your natural hair out joyously to let people know the black culture of hair exists, or whichever race you are.

How do people typically respond to your hairstyle of choice?
W:
People are in some form of shock usually due to the fact that I’m a guy and I have long, curly hair. Due to where I’m located in the south, it’s unusual for a dark male to have a lot of hair. But, they react even more surprised when they hear I’m from Europe. They say “It’s the European side that you got that good hair from”. When it’s really not! Both of my parents are Liberian (West African) and they happen to have great hair.

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How would you describe your texture?
W:
The texture of my hair is predominantly 4a. My hair acts very foolish at times when it’s puffy, but I believe it’s for its own protective reasons. I have the most serious case of shrinkage, it’s crazy. Unless I do a banding hair method or bun it, it won’t look like I have a lot of volume at all. And, since I didn’t know what products to use in the past to moisturize my hair, it was most definitely dry/coarse.

Do you maintain your hair or do you go to a salon or barber for maintenance?
W:
Indeed I do maintain my own hair, and I don’t mind the work it puts me through. Until it gets really long, then I’ll probably take some trips to the salon. Barbershops I’ll go to if I want to edge my facial hair, when I don’t feel like looking like a “Wolf” anymore.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
W:
My first step is washing my hair with Tresemme Shampoo if I’ve worked out excessively. Second, Tresemme Conditioner is applied to my hair while I brush through it with a vent brush. Once I’m finished with that I band my hair up, and while it is still very wet I finger through my hair with Cococare Coconut Oil quickly to maintain moisture because my hair does this puffy thing really fast when it’s getting dry. After I get it in a bun I brush around the bun for a nice, clean look. This actually is a really good way for your ends to stay moist instead of crispy when out too much.

What does wash day look like for you?
W:
Wash day in my book is every day or every other day. My hair does not do to well when it’s not washed often. It’ll gradually get extremely itchy. Though some people say washing your hair every day makes it dry, which for some people is true, but that’s why I have moisturizing products like Cococare Coconut Oil to help me.

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
W:
Personally just my ends. You can cut your ends, but your ends naturally shed. You can also restore them to an extent. It may not be perfect, but you can.

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
W:
The first one I must do is conditioning my hair to detangle these knots and tight curls I have. Second, I must always hydrate my hair and feed it with coconut oil.

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
W:
Don’t expose to heat from flat irons, second is don’t use products that don’t have the main ingredient listed first. For example, if you bought a coconut hair product and the actual coconut ingredient isn’t close to the top on the back of the bottle. The reason why it’s critical is because your hair may not get the full benefits from the product.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
W:
Social Media:
https://www.facebook.com/wolfgang.lisborg
http://instagram.com/westilllive
http://wlisbor8.wix.com/westilllive

Hair Features:
http://www.notperfectnatural.com/#!wolfgang/c15aj
http://naturalhairbeauty.blogspot.com/2013/10/meet-wolfgang-lisborg.html
http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/kinky-hair-type-4a/wolfgangs-curly-hair-journey

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Aly
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Aly

LOVE <3

maxine
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maxine

So refreshing to see a guy on here,personally I like a man to look like a man with short hair but when a guy has your hair,who cares.
Although there have been many black women with long hair on here,black women are linked to having short hair unfairly and its so unjust when black men can grow their hair just like that,seen it happen so much before.
Love the fact he washes his hair every day,many black women are scared to do it,but if you moisturize well it still grows.

Diamond
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Diamond

Men have more testosterone than women; testosterone not only makes the hair thicker it also gives males the ability to grow their hair faster and longer than a females’. It’s like a centimeter longer than the natural growth a woman could have a month, so it’s to be expected.
By the way, your hair is gorgeous, Wolfgang. I also live in NC and your name is amazing. I love anything that has to do with wolves. Such a handsome man.

CherishBomb
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I’ve always wondered why men grow their hair longer, thicker, and faster. I thought it was because they usually cut it all the time and so it grows back thicker, much like other body hair. Thanks for the info.

maxine
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maxine

Oh ok but women have a small amount of testosterone too but obviously as you say being a man if they have much more of the male hormone it makes sense why their hair grows more easily.

TINA SMITH
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TINA SMITH

NO NO NO NO NO. THIS HAS GOT TO STOP. MEN HAIR DOES NOT GROW FASTER COME ON NOW. THEY RETAIN LENGTH BETTER BECAUSE THEY DO NOTHING TO IT. WOMEN ON THE OTHER HAND DYE, RELAX, TRIM TOO MUCH, AND EVERY THING ELSE SO MUCH THAT THEY GET BREAKAGE. THIS MYTHS NEED TO STOP

Missc
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Missc

All caps. Really?. O_o

breanne
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breanne

I believe tina deserves a pass for not being nasty on this post.

Ij
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Ij

its not a myth. it is biology. testosterone plays a factor. women and men are designed differently. its the same reason men can lose weight faster than women (testosterone). there are also some women who also have excess body hair which includes beards. this is a result of having more testosterone in them than the average woman. and this also has an impact on the hair that grows from their scalp, which can grow thicker and faster. i know a couple of girls like this. on the other hand i do agree with you (with the exception of the caps)… Read more »

Chat
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Chat

Loves it!

kitso
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kitso

Love love

MissTiny
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MissTiny

ooo la’ la’

Dotty
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Dotty

Nice!

Mel
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Mel

Men and their simple regimens! I would do this and pretty much be bald… Haha! Looove this profile.

juanicole617
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juanicole617

Right! I’m like, what, that’s it? Lol!

Missc
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Missc

VERY NICE O_O lol 😀

CherishBomb
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His hair is pretty. I’ve always appreciated a man who grows his natural hair out rather than keep it short as is the norm. Something to run your fingers through, y’know?

Cynthia
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Cynthia

I mean absolutely no offense, and While this young man does have nice hair, Are we really putting MALE style icons on here? I mean, This site is called blackGIRLlonghair… I’m not a big fan of men doing all this stuff to their hair. Flat ironing it??! I think that’s a bit funny… But That’s only my honest opinion. Again, I mean no offense to this man or anything, but I think he could post his hairstyles somewhere else.

TS
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TS

Blah blah blah bitch moan groan complain blah blah blah

Black Girl With Long Hair
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We like to switch things up every now and then. Our focus is to highlight and celebrate black women — and it always will be — but it’s fun to do something different once in a while.

Laura Truesdale
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Not to mention…Mr…Wolf here…is some serious eyecandy.

Ubah Luar
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Ubah Luar

Well done BGLH.…You should do more:)

Cami
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Cami

Yeah girl, with all the good hair porn this man is giving us?!
So glad you gave Mr. Wolfgang some shine! And his ponytail is some curly goodness right there. 😉
#yesitis

Dotty
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Dotty

Stop being so elitist! You don’t have to click and read this feature, you chose to just to tell BGLH admin what they should and shouldn’t post. Why not create your own blog/tumblr where you can post what YOU like?

Oops
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Oops

Get ready for the thumbs down and being called every name in the book but I could not agree with you anymore but this type of thing has become typical of sites dedicated towards black women.

cacey
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cacey

i disagree but i respect your opinion. personally i appreciated it and would like to see more articles like it because i have a son whose hair i’m trying to grow. this is positive reinforcement that it can be done and be groomed in such a way that he still “look like a boy”. nice to see that his regimen isn’t that detailed, because lord knows the only thing i do with my son’s 3–4 inch fro is moisturize it.

Cynthia
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Cynthia

Guys, Please… Didn’t you read what I had written? I don’t mean any–and I mean ANY–offense. You have to understand what I was trying to say. I just don’t like it. That’s only MY little opinion. I am not by any means a B****, and I am not complaining. I love this site, and I still do. I don’t condemn black men with natural hair at all. I was just curious as to why it was on the site, and I got my answer. I just wish some of you guys wouldn’t hate and dislike just because a teenage girl… Read more »

Shelly_Shelle
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Shelly_Shelle

AGREED CHRISTINA!

A man who’s focused on his hair as much as I’m focused on mine is very UN…unattractive and unacceptable. We already have a wave of effeminate men who are vain and want to be as pretty as women. We do not need to celebrate this foolishness as an icon.

A woman is to be the beautiful covering of a man. Men should be men, and all this vain, let me tell you about my hair talk coming from a man is WHACK.

BGLH wants to switch it up.…But what’s next…trannys.…aliens?

Shelly_Shelle
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Shelly_Shelle

Oops…previous post @ Cynthia 🙂

2396
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2396

I never thought i’d be jealous of a man’shair someday. He ‘s too cute !!

Rine
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Rine

So glad you all decided to get another male icon on here! 🙂

Laura Truesdale
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I think…I have…a hair crush…on a…dude…& I bet he has an accent too…yay mas

Jj
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Jj

whoa..male hair twin!

Ubah Luar
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Ubah Luar

OMG!Your hair is beautiful.
And may i add that you are a good looking men with tons of curls!

Cami
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Cami

Curly Wonderland!

#boom

LindaJ
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LindaJ

Now how lovely is he?
I’m laughing at the testosterone comment bc based on genetics or hormonal issues some women like those with pcos may actually have extra testosterone as well, which is evidenced by unwanted facial hairs and lower voices and the like. Which would also cause thicker hair and faster growth. Men also tend to have very basic hair regimens. Less manipulation and he’s even mentioned the moisture factor, banding and protecting his ends. The shade is real, but the details speak for themselves.

LBell
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LBell

Thank you. According to a study that Jc of The Natural Haven discusses here: http://www.thenaturalhavenbloom.com/2010/08/does-male-hair-grow-faster-than-female.html men’s hair does grow faster but not at a significantly faster rate. And aside from the fact that growth rates differ within genders, I still side with the belief that some men retain more length simply because they don’t do much to their hair. If you think about it, they are the originators of the KISS regimen. It’s fascinating to me how people keep blaming their lack of length on something (genetics, hormones, etc.) that’s out of their control. Hasn’t it been demonstrated all over… Read more »

LindaJ
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LindaJ

His hair and style is also reminiscent of the singer Jesse Boykins III… Now that’d be a nice hair feature 😉

Iman
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I was thinking EXACTLY of Jesse Boykins III. I absolutely love both of their hair and love how thick all these dudes hair is. Love the feature!

Orihime11
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Orihime11

Ha! Yes I thought the same thing! Jesse B is my male hair crush lol and one of my favorite musicians. Anywho, Wolfgang gave a really nice interview. I liked reading through his responses. It’s nice to see a male featured every now and then. A lot of our males have beautiful heads of natural hair and the kicker is most of them don’t really do a thing to it!

Asana
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Hej! Love it! The sheen in your hair is glorious! One of my favorite features thus far! Keep o being you brother.

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alice
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alice

This man is fiiiiinnnnne!!! Lawwwwd… I would have really liked him to break down his washing regimen. How he deals with tangles and knots. and the fact that he washes his hair almost everyday is also fascinating.I rarely see other icons saying that cos of the time and work it takes just to wash natural hair…

maxine
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maxine

Fine? Really oh well whatever turns you on.

Sopleased
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Sopleased

Same thing here. Everyday ? Wow. I would love it if they could feature his washing technique.
His hair is so shiny and vibrant.

tina
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tina

No no no for one thing his growth is where it should be. That excuse that a man grow hair faster is a myth. They don’t do what women do to their hair. So usually it’s not damaged and they retain length better

April J
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April J

His hair is gorgeous and looks very healthy. He’s bc’d 3 times and I can clearly see from the growth that he has his regimen mastered. I’m 6 months into my Transition and natural hair icons like Wolfgang are the ones who is helping me embrace my journey. Thank you for sharing your haircare regimen.
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Courtney
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Courtney

**gasps** he is gorgeous

Jesse
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Jesse

On top of that it’s not a trend, it’s a culture that expresses the uniqueness we each hold. Instead of allowing society to lower your self‐esteem to look how they want you to, wear your natural hair out joyously to let people know the black culture of hair exists, or whichever race you are.”

I love it! Great feature! I too hope to see more black men grow out their natural hair.

Marie
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Marie

FINALLY!! I can show my brother a man’s point of view of what it takes to be natural. My brother last year decided that he wanted to grow his hair out. Only problem is, he has no clue how to do his hair or how to moisturize it (well he washes it that’s it) that’s my department lol. Anyways it was so nice seeing this handsome man show his gorgeous hair and expressing his feelings towards working with it. I find his hair journey inspirational and beautiful and I can’t wait for my brother and I to rock big manes… Read more »

Dabney
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I love it! I like that he said that people don’t think that a dark male could grow long hair. It’s so ingrained in us to think that some things aren’t possible! But look at all that glory! He takes great care of his hair and that is something we can all learn from!

Yeashaaa
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Yeashaaa

Male Candy.Long Natural Hair (Not loc’d, which there is nothin wrong wit but it is not seen much on males) .…This is quite lovely BGLH

amanda
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amanda

*fans self repeatedly*

Candice
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Candice

I think he is quite attractive and I love his hair. Thank you for featuring him!

FabEllis
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Gorgeous hair! Loved this feature. I’m actually located not far from Greensboro Wolfgang and I’m a natural hair blogger. Please let me know if you’d ever like to work together.

urbanoaf
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love this style of blog!for more natural haircare advice,I would go to http://urbanoaf30.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/mantaining-natural-black-hair.html
🙂

jessybabe
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Love love love! I want to play in it :)I think its great that BGLH switched it up a bit. I think we should have more male submissions. That’s just my own opinion.

LittleRed
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LittleRed

I second that!

tjbeans
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tjbeans

*Yes ma’am*

JustLeavingaComment
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JustLeavingaComment

Usagi! Yeah, he’s cute…

Chocolatecurls
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Chocolatecurls

Nice!

youngin girl
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youngin girl

Gteat interview, photos and hair. Wolfgang is a unique name with a flavor personality to it. I wonder what it means.

Lauryn
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Lauryn

RESPECT.

Joy
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Joy

Luv his hair and he’s handsome.

Sibongile Amy
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Sibongile Amy

Really enjoyed this feature! Thanks BGLH 🙂
Thumbs up to Wolfgang. He has gorgeous hair. It looks really healthy too. I also liked the bit about both his parents being Liberians. It’s funny how people make assumptions about where ‘good’ should come from or is from. That lil theory got smashed 😀

TeNeasha
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TeNeasha

I love natural curls on a man!!! I think it makers them look rugged and sexy, W is no exception. Ridiculously sexy I love it

Suzan, UK
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Suzan, UK

Thanks for sharing.…

Saye
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Saye

Excellent post Wolfgang. Your hair is beautiful and I can see that you take good care of it. I am also Liberian but I was born in New York. It is nice to see Liberians in a positive light. Liberia is not only about our brutal 14 year civil war; however our uniqueness, multiculturalism, history, creativity, strength,food, and hope. Shout out to the citizens of Liberia and to the Liberians in diaspora.
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jojosatoes
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jojosatoes

LIB stand up!!!!! Both of you have gorgeous hair!

Saye
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Saye

Thank You. 🙂

Lindsey
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Lindsey

Another handsome guy with absolutely gorgeous hair!

Michelle
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Michelle

I’m not feeling these male posts 🙁

Anita
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Anita

I’m with you on that one. Men typically do not have hair issues like women. Their hair grows very quickly, easily and long, especially young men. It’s a struggle for most women to have a gorgeous mane, but men…not so!

LittleRed
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LittleRed

Their hair grows very quickly, easily and long,” Got any facts to support that statement? (Not trying to be rude, just interested in the whole “men have it easier when it comes to hair” thing c:)

ade
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ade

Now, that’s what i call a crown. absolutely gorgeous 🙂

shaniqwa
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shaniqwa

Love your hair!;)

Amber
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Amber

It’s that European‐side of Libya that got you that good hair, son! LMAO

Saye
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Saye

Liberia is in West Africa. Usually most Liberians have growing and thick hair regardless of the texture.

LittleRed
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LittleRed

This is a joke to highlight how stupid it is that people equate good hair with European hair…right?

Amber
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Amber

oops, I meant Liberia! lol

Vic
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Vic

Great post! That is a LOT of hair for 2 years + growth.
Goes to show ladies, LESS is more. No fussing and unnecessary over use of products and sometimes downright silly practices. Just: wash, shampoo, oil.

Lovey
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Lovey

What a handosme young man — Gorgeous:)

Denise
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Denise

WOW didn’t know that men showed pics on a black girl hair forum, but your hair is beautiful and full of life. Thanks I can use some of this for my son.

Shell
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Happy to see a brotha here. Your hair is thick and lush, Wolfgang!

Darlyn
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Darlyn

Your hair looks wonderful! My boyfriend wanted to grow locs but jobs in my area are very discriminatory towards Black men who grows their hair natural.

Thetruthisoutthere
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Thetruthisoutthere

OMG — look at those guns! Great interview, gorgeous hair, wonderful attitude. And look at those guns!

Bonisile
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Gosh you’re hot and the hair is just an icing on the cake. Full, beautiful hair and omg, your body is bangiiiinnnnggg.

maxine
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maxine

You obviously do not know what handsome is,he is not good looking as his features are too big,but he is an average looking man with beautiful eyebrows and hair,he would not be typically classed as good looking by any standard and if you turned it round to him being a female with these features,the majority of black men deem these women to be physically ugly.
He is not ugly but the comments here are from women whom wouldn’t know a good looking man if it hit them.

Tamu
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Tamu

Maxine,

I don’t think your initial comments are worthy of a response, so let me just suggest that you might need a little more fibre in your diet. It might help with your disposition.

A+
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A+

What a terrible comment. 100% horrible.

maxine
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maxine

Notice I never said he was ugly,its not being horrible being honest,too many women here are using the wrong terms to define someones beauty.
I know beauty is subject to preference..no doubt his hair sure is beautiful.

LittleRed
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LittleRed

Notice A didn’t say that you said that he was ugly. From “Many women here are using the wrong terms to define…beauty” to “Beauty is subject to preference”. If beauty is subject to preference, then why are you telling people that what they think is beautiful is wrong?!?

If you’re going to be an a‐hole, don’t get mad when people call you out for being an a‐hole.

Katrina
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Katrina

HA! wooow who even says stuff like that? I wonder how many “good looking” men you’ve been able to bag and KEEP? hmm

maxine
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maxine

Thanks..Guess honesty is not the best policy.

Cynthia
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Cynthia

Ha. I agree with you maxine. @everyone else Can we just agree to disagree? I mean, jus because someone disagrees with your opinion you don’t have to dislike the comment. Disagreement and negativity are 2 different things.

maxine
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maxine

HAHA upon reading it back it appears harsh but I’m really being brutally honest,doesn’t mean I’m calling him ugly but each to their own ‚thanks.

Leslie
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Leslie

The problem w/ your comment Maxine is the fact that you think that what YOU an individual person perceives to be cute/handsome/etc. is the truth and therefore those that don’t agree are wrong. This is a stupid illogical mindset. I don’t find him to be that good looking either, but that doesn’t invalidate other people’s opinions on his looks. They’re not mad at you for saying he isn’t good looking. How do you not get that? They’re mad at you for being pretentious and telling everyone “Nope, you’re wrong, he’s not good looking you all are dumb for thinking his… Read more »

KatJ
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KatJ

Such gorgeous pics and hair. Glad to see a male with their own style and agenda. Been seeing alot of dreams and tapered cuts.… KUDOS!!!
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KatJ
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KatJ

Correction (dreams) dreads.…. LOL

amy
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amy

You remind me of Theo from the Cosby Show!!!

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Crystal S. Coleman
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Crystal S. Coleman

I like this post because he shows that you don’t have to have a routine full of products to take care of your hair. Shampoo, Conditoner, hair grease/oil whatever works for you. I love it.

Airielle
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I don’t know about some of you but I appreciate and celebrate black men, especially naturals, and this brother’s hair and aura is on point! Wolfgang, kudos to you and that hair for being unapologetically black, much respect! Thanks bglh for another unique perspective on being natural.

Shannon
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Shannon

You can use the gym to fix your face dude sorry‐ natural hair model? Who are you kidding‐ oh and as for 4a hair?? Please! and you know u lying about your hair being 2 years 8 months old‐ did u think we was all born yesterday?

Laura
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Laura

Funny thing is that is my cousin and I can assure you that his hair has indeed been grown for 3 years now! It’s crazy. It has always grown that fast which I have always been jealous of. Don’t hate. His black and his hair is oh so beautiful.

Kathy
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Kathy

Wow the hate is strong ????

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