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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 the… 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 :-D

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) that… 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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