It’s been a long time since we’ve run a feature on a curly or kinky haired guy here on MANE MAN so I’m especially happy to share with you this feature on Greg or @feelgregarious on Instagram. I hope you love his hair as much as I do. Enjoy!
First off, tell us a little bit about yourself (your name, where you’re from, etc.)
My name is Greg Pinkney, I am 21 years old. I live in Maryland and I am a visual communications major at Prince George’s Community College. I am also an up and coming photographer.
When did you start growing your hair out? How have people in your life reacted?
I started growing my hair out after graduating high school and I got mixed reaction when I started growing it out. My parents and a couple of close friends weren’t for it at first, and my parents still aren’t really for it. They really like me with short hair but I’ve had short hair the majority of my life and needed a change. I may cut it off in the future, but when people least expect it.
What’s been your biggest grooming challenge so far?
I would have to say my biggest challenge would be between dry ends and single strands knots when it comes to my hair.
What’s your usual hair routine or style?
Well my hair stays in protective styles the majority of the time. They’re currently in dread extensions for 3 months but the majority of the time they’re in twists. I keep them for about 2 weeks, take them out and I wear it in a twist out for about a week. Then I go through my wash day: shampoo, condition, deep condition and set my hair with leave-ins, and do a blowout which takes about 2 hours. Then back to the twists for another few weeks.
Do you have any favorite products or hair tools that you would recommend to other mane men out there?
My favorite products are:
Oils: coconut oil, jojoba oil, organ oil, macadamia oil, tea tree oil
Leave-Ins: Aloe Vera Juice, Eden Body Works Coconut Shea Leave-In
Styling products: Taliah Waajid Curly Curl Cream (can be used as edge control), Cream enhancing smoothie, Lock It Up gel, Elastic QP Edge Control
Pre-Poo: Apple Cider Vinegar
Shampoo: Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow, and Repair Shampoo, Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo, Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Soap
Conditioners/ Deep Conditioners: Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner, Trader Joe’s Spa Nourish Conditioner, Organix Coconut Conditioner , Shea moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Deep Conditioner, Yucca and Plantain Anti-breakage Masque
Heat Protectants: Love Lotta Body Wrap Me Foaming Mousse, Tresemme Salon Silk Serum w/ Argan oil
Tools: Denman 9 row brush, wide tooth comb, round brush, hair bands, and hair clips
And is there anything else you would like to share?
To any one that’s going through the rough stage of the their hair just remember to enjoy each stage of your hair. It takes patience and definitely a good balanced moisture and protein hair routine.