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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

Meosha

Just another lover of natural hair and expression.
- Style Icon Coordinator for BGLH

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106 Comments on "Wolfgang // Male Natural Hair Style Icon"

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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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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

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…

Sopleased

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

maxine

Fine? Really oh well whatever turns you on.

Asana

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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LindaJ

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

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!

Iman

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!

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
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 »
Cami

Curly Wonderland!

#boom

Ubah Luar

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

Jj

whoa..male hair twin!

Laura Truesdale

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

Rine

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

2396

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

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.

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

Oops…previous post @ Cynthia 🙂

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 »
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.

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.

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?

Black Girl With Long Hair

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.

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

Ubah Luar

Well done BGLH….You should do more:)

Laura Truesdale

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

TS

Blah blah blah bitch moan groan complain blah blah blah

CherishBomb

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?

Missc

VERY NICE O_O lol 😀

Mel

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

juanicole617

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

Dotty

Nice!

MissTiny

ooo la’ la’

kitso

Love love

Chat

Loves it!

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

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.

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

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 »
Missc

All caps. Really?. O_o

breanne

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

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.

CherishBomb

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.

Aly

LOVE <3

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