NaturallyCurly: Please introduce yourself!

Wolfgang Lisborg: Good morning and afternoon to everyone my name is Wolfgang Lisborg. I'm from Denmark, Europe 21 a fashion/portrait photographer who loves natural hair. Some goals of mine are to become a natural hair model and be a voice for the males since not many guys speak on natural hair.

NC: How and when did you start embracing your curls?

WL: Back when I use to live with my aunt, I always thought about growing out my hair. My aunt is a hairstylist and whenever my hair would seem to grow to a somewhat fro, she would always have the barber in the salon cut my hair. Now, every one of her clients would always say "your nephew has such good hair." I never really understood what they meant but, it had me wanting to grow my hair out more. Moving to North Carolina I lived with my uncle, now he was more generous on the hair journey I was attempting to have. His only issue was if it look out of order it was getting cut off ASAP. Trying countless things with gel I realized it made my hair to flaky. I later moved in with my father up in Brockton, Massachusetts. School up there was very interesting because, it seemed the more hair a guy had the more respect they had. Already having a somewhat good amount of hair it gave me more of a drive to continue growing it out. As the school year went along I soon began to really embrace my hair a lot because, it showed off my character which many people seemed to enjoy. Making it an even more cool to have hair since they accepted quite well.

NC: What's your current routine?

WL: Honestly, I'm doing a moisturizing phase where I'm just washing it adding coconut oil for shine/moisture.

My process for this crazy mane is actually quite simple. Since my hair acts thirsty beyond belief I've begun using "Cococare Coconut Oil" for moisture. With all this hair I primarily use a great deal of conditioner and brush through it with a vent brush. Brushing it backwards I put it in a ponytail(to me bunnytail). If I happen to decide to go for a blowout look I'll do a method I've recently started doing, it's called the "banding method". After, my hair is in a ponytail(bunnytail) I continue to brush it and band it a half an inch until it reaches the end. When it's completely dry I then take off my bands and now my hair has a blowout look without receiving heat damage.

NC: What are your favorite hairstyles to wear with your curls?

WL: Hairstyles that are my absolute favorite are: French Braids, Stretched out hair, Wet curls, and tight two strand twists.

NC: What are your must-have products and tools?

WL: Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Conditioner, Garnier Fructis Leave-In-Conditioner, Vidal Sassoon Shampoo/Conditioner, Vidal Sassoon Combing Creme this is by far the sweetest thing you could put in your hair when it's wet, Tresemme Shampoo/Conditioner, Coconut Oil, a vent brush, and a bunch of thick hair bands.

NC: What do you do at nighttime for your hair?

WL: Before going to sleep after taking a shower I'll brush my hair back and leave it in a ponytail or band it up. When doing so, I'll sometimes have a wave on for waves or just use my African scarf and a bandanna for my hair for not to frizz up. And sometimes if I feel that I'm pulling my hair back to much I just allow my hair to stay out.

NC: What reaction did you get when you first decided to go natural?

WL: It wasn't too much of a reaction of being natural really, it was the texture of my hair that shocked everyone and myself. Apparently, I have a sleek type hair with an extremely tight spiral curl pattern that surprised everyone. I myself didn't know I had sleek hair until I got it flat ironed correctly two weeks ago.

NC: What is the best thing about being curly?

WL: That's a funny question, the best thing about being a curly fry to me is it shows off character from within the person. Because, having a big curly fur ball on your head brings confidence to the person. The bigger the hair the harder they stare you know.

NC: How do you think having curly hair impacts your life?

WL: Having curly hair has definitely impacted my life very hard. It's more than just hair to me honestly, it's more of an extension of my culture. From back in the racial times having natural hair was looked at as a low-class type look. And, people would submit to the society and alter themselves forgetting their culture and beauty within themselves as an individual. That's why whenever I wear my hair out I do it proudly because, natural hair isn't a trend it's who you are and your growth as in individual.

NC: What would you tell others to encourage them to embrace their curls?

WL: To anyone whose trying to grow your hair out, don't do it because your friend may look awesome with it. When going natural make it your journey not a journey to be like someone else. Because, everyone has a different character and I'm pretty sure your character will work well with your hair. In addition to all of that you represent a culture that has a unique beauty don't waste it embrace it.

NC: Tell us about your current and upcoming projects! 

WL: So far I'm part of this African Student Union project for African Night at UNCG November 9th, on top of that a friend of mine doing a short film on African tribal culture that he has me helping him out with at UNCG as well. A major project I want to accomplish is to be natural hair model by getting my hair on every major natural hair blog and Instagrams.

Want to see more photos of Wolfgang? You can find him on Instagram