Curly Hair Men Talk – Bruno From Brazil

In today’s featured post of Curly Hair Men Talk, we have Bruno from Brazil, a talented contemporary dancer with an epic mane of curls. He saw the light after visiting Manly Curls for the first time and, ever since, his curls went from dead-rate status to epic-mane status!

Curly Hair Straight From Brazil: Bruno Castro

The curly hair of Bruno


Bruno de Castro



Curl Type:

Type III (check Rogelio’s curly hair type guide for more on curl types for men)

Introduce yourself:

My name is Bruno de Castro. I am a Brazilian artist (dancer, singer, actor). I also work as a dance teacher, teaching ballet, jazz dance and contemporary dance classes. I live in Campinas city, a place where you can meet from all over Brazil and even other countries because of the famous university UNICAMP where I graduated with a Dance degree. I have also joined some Brazilians Broadway’s production as “Fame-The Musical”, “In the Heights”, and others.

How do you look after your hair?

I completely changed my hair routine after visiting “Manly Curls”. When I was younger I used to hate my hair texture so I used to kept it really short, and also tried straighten it too. The first and essential tip from Rogelio that I followed was avoiding shampooing my hair too much. Now I use shampoo only once a week or each 10 days. I co-wash just massaging my scalp and applying deep conditioner for curls three times in a week. Never sleep with wet hair, but I also avoid heat for drying, generally I let it dry naturally. Always try to use cold water for washing. I often use my fingers to untangle after using conditioner. Never comb it when its dry, because I like the defined curls shape. I also believe that a healthy diet helps to keep hair and skin in good conditions. I take vitamins daily and drink about 4 liters of water too.

Weirdest hair moment?

I had lots of weird hair moments like orange and blue hair, blond and straight, completely shaved around the head only keeping the top long. I love changing and trying new hair styles. Hair grows! But for now I’m in love with my curls and want them really natural and long.

Favorite hairstyle or haircut?

I like many styles, but now I would say the afro style. A beautiful and huge fro hair has really caught my attention. Also like the dreadlocks. I’ve tried them for some time but I lost lots of hair so I decided to shave the head and give up the dreadlocks… at least for me.

One tip for a better lifestyle:

Dance, move your body, more real life and less virtual life. Travel, meet new cultures and people, eat healthy, love yourself and respect your body.

Favorite place you have been to:

Pukon, a small city in Chile, famous for its volcanoes and thermal water.

You have just built a time machine, what time period in history are you visiting?

The seventies, for sure. Freedom of expression and free love!!!

A curly hair male doing modern ballet

Casual or formal wear?

Both, mixed maybe.

For your shaving, razors or clippers?

No shaving, but generally razors.

One celebrity with a mane you are inspired by:

Lenny Kravitz

One celebrity you’d go dining with:


One celebrity you’d punch in the face:


Chuck Norris vs Batman. Who wins?

Chucky, the doll

Gym or outdoors exercising?

Dancing, wherever.

One song for an enjoyable evening:

I Love you (Woodkid- quintet version)

Manly Curls is…

Acceptance and style.

Final words?

(Editor’s note: I am posting below one of Bruno’s creative dancing videos for you guys to check out. He has lots of creative dancing videos on his Youtube channel (see it in the link), so check them out and subscribe to his channel. Each one of his videos will surprise you! And, of course, spread the word and share this interview on Facebook, Twitter, G+ or in your blog! If you’d like to be the next curly dude to be featured on our Curly Hair Men Talk series, then contact me through the contact form and let’s continue to spread the cool curls word!

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Rogelio is the go-to guy when it comes to men's hair. Having embraced his natural curly hair for over a decade while living in 5 countries, Rogelio has learnt a thing or two along the way. Rogelio is the author of the two bestselling men's books "The Curly Hair Book" and "The Men's Hair Book", and his motto when it comes to hair is, "Gentlemen, having a good head of hair should not cost us our testosterone".

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14 comments for “Curly Hair Men Talk – Bruno From Brazil

  1. Bruno de Castro
    September 16, 2015 at 7:15 am

    Hey, Guys. Here is my hair after 2 years of growing!

  2. Robert
    April 14, 2015 at 2:33 am

    Hey Rogelio! This Wednesday I am getting a haircut. I have very thick, wavy hair, and if it gets too long, kind of looks like a “Jew Fro” as my friends call it. I never have really taken proper care of my hair, but after stumbling across your website, have decided to invest in quality products and taking care of my hair. Now, i was wondering what you would recommend for a hair cut. I have a tall forehead and wear glasses. I have never gotten a “stylish” haircut and was wondering just for some suggestions. Going to get your book and thanks for the great articles!

    • Rogelio
      April 14, 2015 at 11:58 am

      Hi Robert,

      Ask your barber or hairdresser for a fast taper haircut. This is a type of haircut where the hair on the sides and the back is made progressively shorter with both scissors (i.e. shears) and a hair clipper. A fast taper haircut leaves you with hardly any hair length on the sides and back of the head, and thus you get the emphasis of your hairstyle on the top of the head, which is exactly what you want if you have nice waves/coils formed.

      With some good hair care tips your waves will transform into an asset of yours, I guarantee you that. My book is all about that so you will learn how to not just make your curls look great but also keep them great for as long as your hair is atop your head (i.e. may the Follicle Gods keep your hair untouched and spare you from baldness!). Pay special attention in my book to the grooming, hair care and myths chapters, as that’s where you will be doing most of your hair-bettering stuff.

      Keep me updated!


  3. Sam Amare
    November 20, 2014 at 12:22 am


    I have nice, curly/coily hair and I take care of it.

    Day One : Aussi Moisturizing Shampoo + Conditioner and wide-tooth bomb it, then I coat it with Jamaican Castor Oil
    Day Two : 3 minute deep Conditioner and wide-tooth bomb it, then I coat it with Jamaican Castor Oil
    Day Three: Just rinse hair
    Day Four: 3 minute deep Conditioner and wide-tooth bomb it, then I coat it with Jamaican Castor Oil

    Then it just cycles over and over. BUT MY HAIR HAS SO MANY FLYAWAYS. It’s SO UGLY, DRY, AND DAMAGED. Soft, but it has no shine and it looks like an afro with a few coils here and there, but in reality its just a bunch of flyaways! How do I fix it, because I already take GREAT care of my hair!

    • Mike Shinoda
      November 20, 2014 at 7:07 pm

      I’m type II and I have same problem like you. My hair is messy, soft but no shine, cannot form curls and many many fly away. I’m an asian and it’s frustrating because everyone around me have shiny straight hair and I just have an ugly wavy hair, although I want to improve it so bad.

      • Chipmunk
        January 3, 2015 at 10:29 pm

        Same here.. Type II. I read your book and can control my hair a bit better now. but still sooo much fly aways. I tryed “Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream” but i cant tame the shit fly aways. Even with short Hair i have the Flyaways. i want

        PLEASE Rogelio help us.

  4. Nasir
    November 5, 2014 at 8:35 am

    I was never able to tell my hair type, because I know I’m not Type 5 because my hair is not that curly and I know I’m not Type 1 because it’s not straight. I never grew my hair beyond 1.5 inches in my whole life and I’m currently growing it out.

    • Rogelio
      November 5, 2014 at 11:47 am

      Hi Nasir,

      Do you have any pictures of yourself when you had longer hair? This is a trick that I recommend in the book when trying to determine your curl type or hair type. You can also post a picture here (use and post the link) and I will have a look as I have examined hundreds of heads by now and I can tell what curl type each guy has from a quick look.



  5. Mike Shinoda
    November 5, 2014 at 5:12 am

    Dear Rogelio,

    It’s my pleasure to get your reply, here some pictures of my hair in dry condition, please take a look.

    Here some information about my hair grooming procedure

    – My hair is type II ,medium length (2 inches in visible length ,about 3,5 inches in pulling length)

    – I shampoo and condition every 2 days using your method (shampoo the scalp, condition from the mid to the tip of the hair) , using Syoss moisture care pack (shampoo,conditioner and hair mask)

    – In non shampoo day I use the sebum coating method then apply some Double Rich balancing water

    – I’m not a fan of hair styling product so I rarely use them , I let my hair dry normally without using any dryer and style my hair using my fingers only.

    Please tell me if you need more information about me and my hair,thank you for your advice.

    • Rogelio
      November 5, 2014 at 11:43 am

      Hi Mike,

      Your reply should go through automatic now. It’s just that, when you post links (like you did in this comment), it automatically gets queued for moderation. I am tight on time today I’ll try to get back to you at some point as you have an interesting case and I don’t think your curls are bad at all, they look like they just need a bit more work on moisturizing and perhaps some properly-chosen hairstyle.

      I’ll send you email when I reply in here, just to alert you, and we can continue the conversation through here. This way other curly guys can learn from my replies and relate to your case etc

      As said, buddy, I’ll try to see when I can reply. Oh, and thanks for having bought my book, by the way!


  6. Mike Shinoda
    November 4, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    It’s good to see fellow curly hair guy doing good. I have the curly hair book for 3 months now and my hair is still look like crap. I don’t know if it my problem grooming my hair wrong (9 minutes routine and sebum coating method ) or the genetic problem .I’m a Japanese with curly hair type II,maybe it’s different between Asian and European people ?

    I hope Rogelio could give me some advice about Asian curly hair because it seems to be very different with other races curly hair.


    • Rogelio
      November 4, 2014 at 6:29 pm


      Can you upload a couple of pictures to, post them here in the comment section and tell me what have you been following from the book? (your shampoo frequency, conditioner use, what hairstyling product you use, current hair length, what hair care tactics you use etc).

      It’s important to follow the book and create your own custom hair grooming routine as each curly mane requires a slight different approach, and I give you all the tools in the book to succeed at it; just have a look at Bruno’s hair above, his curls improved greatly when he started putting to use the advice and tips here at Manly Curls (which are also in the book).

      I’m sure we can find out the reason for your current hair state and improve it.


  7. Camila Salaro
    November 3, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    My friend, my teacher! I love his curls! People this photo is in my academy – academia VIVA VIDA – Stay in Campinas – Barão Geraldo is the district. Bruno works here, he have many students. Dance contemporary and Jazz dance. When you visit Brazil, visit us too. Academia VIVA VIDA!! I LOVE MY CURLS TOO

    • Rogelio
      November 4, 2014 at 11:15 am

      One cool guy!

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