On today’s Curly Hair Men Talk episode we have Evan, a cool dude who has got some great curls and also truly enjoys the outdoors. Read ahead to get to know his interesting words on all lifestyle-related!
Name: Evanmichael Callison
Location: Washington DC Metropolitan area
Curl Type: Type III
I am 20 years old, and have been living in the DC area my whole life (technically in Maryland, but only blocks away from the DC line). I work for my father who is a general contractor and go to school full time.
How do you care for your hair?
No magical secrets here. When I go to the grocery store I load up on whatever conditioner and shampoos that are on sale. Surprisingly my hair does not require careful care and attention. I wash it, condition it, and occasionally I comb it in the shower with the aid of conditioner to get any knots out. When it is wet it hangs down like a jheri curl and when it dries it is springy and tight, slowly growing more and more frizzy the longer it takes for the next wash and conditioning. (Editor’s Note: Evanmichael is solid proof that a minimalist approach to curly hair care is doable!)
Weirdest hair moment?
A few years ago, I had my hair braided in cornrows which I do sometimes in the summertime to escape the heat. I went on a two week backpacking trip in New Mexico with my hair in the cornrows and needless to say it was very sunny and I got quite a tan. When I came back, I decided it was time for a change so I shaved my head completely bald and for a few weeks I had extremely prominent tanned stripes on my head from the cornrows making my head look like a watermelon. All the hair was back within a year though.
Favorite hairstyle or haircut?
I do not really have a favorite hairstyle I guess because I haven’t experienced many. My hair has had three basic forms in my lifetime:
- Shaved/short cut
Right now I like the big hair, I get alot of comments and I am lucky enough to have fine hair so it is comfortable, but when my hair was shaved I enjoyed that too so for now no favorites.
One tip for a better lifestyle:
Always make time for a hobby or hobbies. A lot of people let themselves be consumed by their occupation that even though they may make a good living, they miss out on life. Some people may call you lazy but if you are happy and they are perpetually stressed out, who is really living right?
I have alot of hobbies (maybe too many but oh well): I enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities like hunting, camping, kayaking, cycling etc, and I also enjoy photography, cooking, baking, and knitting among many others. Right now my biggest hobby is probably airsoft which, if you take a look at my YouTube channel you’ll see what that is if you dont know. (Editor’s Note: Evan has some cool videos on his YT channel to watch on airsoft, Manly Curls recommended!)
Favorite place you have been to:
Sadly Ive never been out of the country (USA) so my choices are limited but I would have to say Cimarron (New Mexico). It is where I went on that 2 week backpacking trip I mentioned earlier and it was definitely one of the best experiences of my life
You have just built a time machine, what time period in history are you visiting?
The late 60′s and into the 70′s for the music and muscle cars
Casual or formal wear?
Depends on the occasion but overall Id say casual
For your shaving, razors or clippers?
One celebrity with a mane you are inspired by:
Blake Anderson from the show Workaholics
One celebrity you’d go dining with:
Hard to choose just one but Seth Rogen
One celebrity you’d punch in the face:
It’s a tie between Nicki Minaj and Justin Bieber
Chuck Norris vs Batman. Who wins?
Simultaneous knockout resulting in a shockwave powerful enough to level a small city (Editor’s Note: damn, I had never really considered that possibility)
Gym or outdoors exercising?
Outdoors like biking or hiking
One song for an enjoyable evening:
Anything from the soundtrack of the movie Drive or anything by Ratatat
Manly Curls is… The best place to see the rest of the club you’ve always been a part of but never officially joined
Enjoy and appreciate having awesome hair, not everyone is as lucky as us
(Editor’s Note: Evan has a cool channel to check out for videos related to airsoft and much more; we certainly give our seal of approval to his Youtube and Tumblr so click away to get to know him even more! And as usual, feel free to show your appreciation to today’s featured curly haired gent by liking/tweeting/+1 and sharing today’s episode of our Curly Hair Men Talk popular section. Keep yourself tuned by subscribing to our notifications/newsletter on the top right corner, we have more cool curly dudes coming and you don’t want to miss them out!)