Black Men's Hair Styles and Twists

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Black Men's Hair Styles and Twists
Dreadlocks are a popular hairstyle among black men. (portrait of a couple in love image by studio vision 1 from

Black men sport a variety of hairstyles, from close cuts to twists and more. Black celebrities such as Lil Wayne and Lenny Kravitz are often photographed wearing longer locks, while others, such as actors Jamie Foxx and Eddie Murphy, have opted for more conservative styles. There are lots of styles in between, with many of them suitable for both work and play.

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Well-Coiffed Afro

The afro of the 1960s has become much more refined, according to the website Ask Men. During the 1960s some black men wore gigantic Afros, but in 2010 more wear an Afro accentuated by curls and twists. Musician Kravitz is known for shedding his dreadlocks and going with a well-coiffed afro with twists.


Dreadlocks have become very popular among young black men, due in part to rapper's such as Lil Wayne. Dreads are grown in several ways, but typically it involves sectioning the hair, twisting it and letting it grow. The hair is not combed and mats together as it grows. The resulting appearance is similar to the look of loose braids. Dreads can be worn either long or short, depending on personal preference.

Bald Fade

The bald fade is favoured by many black men who seek a hairstyle that's easy to maintain. The style resembles the buzz cut, with the hair cut close on the lower sides and back of the head, and slightly longer over the rest of the head. The haircut has become an art form in many black communities with skilled barbers able to create expert cuts that are clean and sleek.

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