Like I posted the other day on the 1st, Manly Curls is growing ever so much. Lots of people visit us, comment in here, email us and talk about us, and, so far, we’re building an awesome sense of brotherhood among all of us with shapely hair from wavy hair to afro-textured hair, and I’m certainly looking forward to meeting many of you some time soon as I continue traveling to different countries.
All the above said, yesterday, something related to Manly Curls’ popularity happened, and it was something that I wasn’t expecting. I know we have a strong female following here at Manly Curls, but I still could not predict that this would be happening so soon:
I was recognized in public by one of our (female) readers!
I think this just about tops my tales on our section Tales Of A Curly Hair Man. And before y’all cool cats start thinking of me as a wannabe celebrity, let me tell you that it’s the first time this happens and I’m far from from a celebrity; I just happen to have naturally big hair so every time I’m out in public, it’s fairly easy to spot me even if you’ve only visited Manly Curls once. Apparently, this lady who spotted me knows me from one of my videos that I’ve posted teaching the power clean exercise; she does Crossfit and was looking for some video tutorial on the power clean.
Yours truly doing what he loves, lifting heavy weights
As it goes, after she had watched my tutorial video on the power clean, she had then clicked on my Youtube channel and saw the video I did of my little experiment showing how my natural hair dries on its own; a video that, to this day, I still find somewhat embarrassing as I’m not too fond of putting pictures of myself all over the net but, hey, someone has got to do the dirty job of showing you, curly folks, that the shrinking of your hair when it dries is completely normal!
How my long curly hair air dried over the span of 3 hours
As with what seems to be a trend with ladies and my hair, she loved my curly locks, and it turns out that she too has curly hair. Thus, it was very easy for her to remember my ugly face and big hair, and it so happened that yesterday we crossed paths. Below is how the initial part of our conversation went; it happened in the supermarket as I was grabbing some fruits from the fruit stand:
Lady approaches me from behind and gently asks, “Excuse me, do I know you.”
I, feeling a bit playful, reply, “No idea ma’am, but that sure is one poor pick-up line that you’ve attempted.”
She giggles in a cute way and insists with her question, “Yeah, I know you, you’re the guy with the website for guys with curly hair, aren’t you?”
I answer surprised, “What, a website for guys with curly hair? Who on earth would be so out of his mind to create something like that?”
Obviously, by this point, she knows it’s me and we are both laughing, “Come on, it’s you! What was your name again? Roberto, right?”
I, looking playfully astonished, say, “I can’t believe you’d forget my name. I would not forget yours, Elena” (I didn’t know her, but she was wearing a badge with her name as she was an exhibitor in the nearby business exhibition center and had quickly popped out to the supermarket to buy some refreshments)
She giggles again and says, “Yeah, but that’s because it says my name in my badge!”
Me: “OK, Elena, you got me, it’s me. I’m Rogelio, my pleasure to meet you.”
Elena: “Same here. I always end up in your site whenever I’m looking for hair tips. I have to tell you that I love your hair, mind sharing how you get your curls so defined?”
Me: “Chicken fat from roasted whole chickens. Coat your hair with the liquified fat and roll your hair around penne pasta pieces.”
“Oh you’re so cheeky, Rogelio…”
Bla, bla, bla,
I stopped the silly talk and we continued chatting. I had to leave as I wanted to go to the gym and she was also supposed to be back with her boss in their exhibitor stand, but we hit it off nicely and had a very pleasant conversation in which I gave her some tips on curly hair. We swapped numbers, and I promised her that I’d be blogging about our encounter (big kiss to you, señorita!).
In The Curly Hair Book, I’ve talked about how once you get your awesome mane, you’ll get plenty of women asking you about your hair and how you’ll get to practise the good old art of seduction by merely walking around with your optimized curly hair. Yesterday’s occurrence was the first time that I was recognized in situ by a Manly Curls reader, but I’ve had plenty of other encounters in which women (and men) have approached me to ask about my hair, and many of the approaches were to flirt.
Guys, the vast majority of curly haired men are walking around with badly-managed hair, and those of you who take the time to optimize your wavy, coiled and kinky-haired manes will gain an advantage over the rest of men, which in turn will have a tremendous carryover to your life as a whole; this being the core of my Awesome Mane concept as detailed in my book.
While I’m happy to have been spotted for the first time due to my online popularity, I rather make a point with all this to ingrain in you that hair that has been integrated to your self-puzzle/inner core is hair that will bring you many benefits for the remaining of your lifetime. It ain’t called “awesome mane” for nothing!
All the best, gents.
P.S. if you’re interested in growing your curly hair or just in improving its texture and looks so you can own an impressive head of curls, then look no further and not only keep an eye out for more articles here at Manly Curls (subscribe!) but do also get my bestselling book specifically on curly hair for men, The Curly Hair Book! (click the link to see the book at Amazon)