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In our very first “Your Jew-Fro” entry, I’d like to introduce you to Rogelio. Despite not being Jewish, he has done more to advance the cause of Jewish men with curly hair than anyone else I know. But enough from me, here he is to tell his story.
My name is Rogelio and I am the man behind Manly Curls, the popular lifestyle site for curly haired men. Yes, I grow quite the jewfro when my hair is beyond 2 inches and it takes a whole 10 inches for my hair to hang down, which means I get to sport, naturally, a jewfro for about 2 years if I want to grow my hair and have it caressing my face (luscious locks ain’t just for women, you know).
I have been on a journey to master my curly hair for 10 years now, after I randomly got inspired (by a celebrity on TV) to do something about my curls. Ever since, I have had the chance to try and experiment with pretty much everything on my hair and the hair of others (learnt a lot!), and I am a firm believer that dudes with curly hair can have “cool” hair too, it just takes some tweaking. I write my own content (as in, I don’t copy/imitate others, I literally sit down, brainstorm and create everything from scratch) and I take the whole curly hair thing as half fun/half serious. Us curly dudes need knowledge without having to become “hair divas”, as I like to say.
My hobbies include writing, picking up heavy stuff shirtless, jumping on airplanes to bizarre destinations and eating donuts (when no one is looking). I am also bilingual and can have some weird conversations in French as well as mumble a few phrases in Arabic.
So yeah, pass by Manly Curls, say hi, and keep those luscious locks, well, manly!
All the best.
P.S Thanks to AJ for putting me in his blog, keep rocking, sir!
What could possibly be more disappointing than giving birth to a child with a Jew-fro? Well, how about having identical twin girls with matching curly hair? That very fate occurred to my straight-haired grandparents when they were “blessed” with twin baby girls, their heads topped with massive Jew-fros.
Raising two girls with Jew-fros must not have been easy. But, as my grandmother explains, their curly hair did come in handy on one occasion. When my mother and aunt attempted to run away from home one day, my grandmother searched frantically for them. She didn’t find them until she looked along the hedge of their yard and saw two Jew-fros bouncing along on the other side.
My mother and aunt grew up having matching hair for most of their lives, but their hairstyles eventually diverged with one going long, the other going short. Though their hair is no longer identical, both continue to sport certifiable Jew-fros.