Here at mane man we’re all about the hair. When I first met this guy I thought that he had awesome curly hair (and quite the sense of humor). I’m happy to introduce you to Pasha! Read a little bit about his experience with his curly mane and what he does to maintain his ‘do. Pasha writes for the Examiner about special education and Autism. If you’re interested in reading more about Autism subscribe to his page. Check out my interview with Pasha below!
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Pasha and I’m from Los Angeles. I work with special needs children as a therapist and teacher, mainly children on the Autism spectrum. I also write about special needs kids for Examiner.com
Have you always worn your hair curly?
Well I don’t own a toupee so I don’t believe I “wear” my hair. I promise that’s my only sarcastic comment for the rest of this thing. In any case, my hair has always been curly since birth, except for a weird few months in 2006 when I cut it really short and it grew out straight. But it curled back up soon after that. Although it has ranged from frizzy curly fuzz ball to sexy curly coif.
What do you do to your hair on a daily basis (what’s your routine)?
Other than conditioning it, I just use some anti-frizz, leave-in conditioner, because my hair can get uber fuzzy. Then I sort of press it down in certain problem places, like on the sides, so it doesn’t stick out throughout the day. I always feel stupid after coming out of an interview, for example, and look in my car’s rear view mirror and see a Bozo the Clown frizzy hair clump sticking out of the side of my head.
What reaction have you had from friends, family and strangers about your hair?
My mom, of course, never wants me to cut my hair, because I’ve had the same curly baby fro since I was a baby. All my yearbook signatures, from middle school to high school, in some shape or form, discuss my hair, that I should never cut it and that I should take care of it. However, at times, looking through my old pictures, it could get pretty out of control. I had a ponytail phase, a not brushing it at all phase, none of which proved very fruitful for my romantic life in high school or early college. But once I got it under control, I found that the ladies would become jealous of my hair because they apparently have machines and devices that curl their hair, whereas all I have to do is wake up in the morning.
Do you have any favorite products that you would recommend?
I use Garnier Fructis anti-frizz stuff, mainly because they smell good and are affordable.
Anything else you would like to share?
Curly hair can be a blessing and a curse. My friends from high school will never let me live down the time that we were sitting in band rehearsal and I reached into my hair and pulled out a dead bee. It was then that I decided I would stop my haircut embargo and get my haircut regularly. Up until then I refused to cut it.
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