My Hair Story – Shannon

 My Hair Story - Shannon

Introduce yourself…..

My name is Shannon. I’m a 30 year old black male from Gary, Indiana.

Are you relaxed, natural, texturized or texlaxed?


What’s your story how did you get to where you are?

My name is Shannon. I’m a 30 year old black male living in the state of Indiana. Growing up I was always told I had “good hair”. It was always very curly if it ever got the chance to grow past the fade that I was ‘made’ to get. Not that I lobbied for long hair or anything, but being so young I just never considered other options.

Fast forward to my teenage years. I let my hair grow and would get it braided and blown out. I even straightened it from time to time with an old school straightening comb. At some point I cut it all off and later in life, I let it grow again but this time I thought that I should stop blow drying it and just let it dry curly.

Problem is, I knew how difficult it was to get it untangled if I left it curly for too many days. So I had a bit of a dilemma, what eventually happened was I left it alone for so long it turned into dreadlocks! I went with it and before I knew it I had shoulder length dreads. People actually thought that I got my hair twisted, but I didn’t I never needed to.

I worked at Abercrombie and ended up cutting my dreads in late ’09 early 2010, I didn’t get a fade so I retained a bit of length. The way I started my dreads meant that my roots weren’t twisted, so I had the barber cut just below the dread point.

Fast forward, after years of trial and error, I think that it have an almost perfect regimen for my hair. I recently discovered the healthiest way to straighten my hair without a flat iron.

Of course this method doesn’t get my hair as straight as a flat iron, but I do not care for my hair being as straight as a board anymore (Well.. maybe from time to time, especially for length checks). I joined this site for advice and to give a males perspective on growing and living with long hair.

What is your typical weekly regimen?

Typically, I wash my hair with Wen (love this stuff). Rinse thoroughly and put a little conditioner in as a leave in conditioner. Most hair products I use I have to put in wet hair.

While my hair is wet (not soaking) I use a Revlon spin brush on the lowest setting and I use a bit of olive oil or coconut oil as a heat protectant. The process of using the brush is simple, I feed a section to it and spin it around the brush and let it sit for 20-30 seconds depending on how wet my hair is. Straightening it slowly like this leaves it still very conditioned.

Are you happy with your progress so far?

I’m happy. I think that I’m impatient though. I’m eager for it to grow so sometimes I must admit I don’t think it’s growing fast enough. I believe that when I get back into a regular exercise routine and start eating better then that it will expedite my hair growth.

What’s your signature style?

I have so many variations ranging from curly to blown out to loose straight to jet straight. So I guess I don’t have a signature style!

How do you ensure that your ends are protected from the elements and your hands?

My ends are a huge concern for me. I’m not good at getting a regular trims like I need to so in the elements I’ll usually have it put up in a doubled up ponytail underneath a hat.

Do you have a goal length or are you more concerned about the health of your hair?

My goal length will be achieved the day I go to sit on the toilet and am worried that my hair will interfere with the process.

Is there anything that you hair hates?

My hair hates people that think I should cut my hair!

Do you have any favorite hair products?

Wen, Wen and mor Wen. I’ve heard people say it doesn’t work for them. I feel for those people.

Where can we find you online?

My Instagram is @RLstableKing41381. Search the hashtag #shannonmeans


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Tonya Harris Slaymon

I’m jealous….

Kristen Thompson

Beautiful hair!! I’m a little jealous!

Tonya Harris Slaymon

Looks Healthy

Tamara McClure

He has some nice hair.

Ryan Hodge

pretty. How do you straightened it mine always looks frizzy

CryStyle Sharpe


Jenae Baccous

The hair looks soo strong!!!

Sharee AbsoluteBeauty

Beautiful…im definitely jealous…teach me lol

Madeline Denise Brannon

Love it. ♥♡♥♡

Prosper Lewis'Grayson

Dame hair looks better then minds!! Love i♡

Jaquanda Jones


Kym Tenstar Matt

U did that…

Vicki Steverson

Loving the curls 😉

November First

His hair is gorgeous, hunni

SaLome Nap Py

beautifiul hair but a brushing seriously?

Tia Lawson

Beautiful hair…..looks like my hair type.

Shayla Lawrence

I’m hatin… lol… He has beautiful hair! 😀

Romona Rochelle Gill

His hair looks wonderful. Men hair always grow faster than women. I’m jealous too. He is also handsome. Wow!!!.

Darcel Renee Lyons

Very Beautiful Healthy Hair …

Judy Hallman

Is all 4 of the picture this guy and can’t see the other one face?

Yes they all are, you can see more pics of the straightened hair on his instagram.

Amml Icandi

Those curls are popping!! His hair is so healthy.

Joanne Chocolatedeluxe Warner

I’m jealous.
What products do you use?

Jaguar Mills


Bri Bee

Damn Kat Williams ain’t got nothing on that!

Pheneisha PhePhe Winford

I’m super jealous!!! Ugh I want his hair

Carmen Paperdoll Perry

Im jealous my curls won’t do that. What do you use

Alexis Green

Jealous 🙁

Jazzy Jae Lewis

He has my exact curl pattern. I love it.

Lataria Bosslady Hunter

I love your grade of hair.. Wish I had those curls

MzBlu Musgrave

nice!! wish mine would grow like that… 🙂

Benita Jervey

I’m jealous too! !

Andrea Hollis- Johnson

I wish my hair was just half as healthy as yours Shannon. I Love it 🙂

Carmine Matlock

No sly remarks. The brotha is doing what he wants with his hair.

Chyna Whyte

dang wish my hair would look like his when I straighten mine

Robin Bunting

I love how the natural curls fall. That’s the thing I love about our hair. We can wear it in so many different ways.

Ashley M Powell

His hair is just like my baby girl so gorgeous

Kizzez Candy

He got better long hair then most women

Rosalina McDaniel

Not mines i got him faded all day and no weave either

Dabney Ross Jones

I love it!

MissTenesi Rushing

I hate hair… keep mines short but ♡♡♡ this

Alexis Monroe

He better work with all of that pretty as hair…

April Jenkins Torres

That last pic though. Yesssssssss. Gorg

Marisa Syblies

OMG I want his hair

Cora Smart

Some women would kill for thst hair. Flawless

Janelle Veronique

Damn I love your hair!!!

Adrianna Floyd

Goregous hair..

Cynthia D. Graham

Very nice! Love the pony tail look…Great story!

Nicole Lane Marie

Sly comment

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Jennifer Alwaysonthemove Jordan

I l-o-v-e his curl pattern! I have a twa and it looks like this is what my curls may be like. Thank you for sharing! Look at that silky flat iron job tho…..but with no flat iron? how’d you do it?

With some sort of hot air brush it seems.

Jennifer Alwaysonthemove Jordan

That’s pretty smart of him, but are hot air brush recommended though? Would it cause breakage? I’m concerned about breakage.

They aren’t different from other heat tools so if your hair and heat don’t mix then stay away. Also they have small bristles so if you have superfine hair then they are definitely not a good idea.

Shannon ByAny Means

It spins slower and is on a lower heat on the lowest setting. So it’s very gentle and slow.

Tanisha Ross

Your hair looks like mine but I hate my curls but they look good on you

Estee Caroline Sahanga

can i please have some?

Bri Rhéun

Love that word sly lol .. Pretty hair though

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