Black men hairstyles are often stand apart and are distinctly unique from those who are not of African descent. For many black men, they have a naturally curly hair type that is soft in texture. These men can wear their hair either short or long, depending on their personal styling choices.
It was not that long ago that one of the most popular hairstyles for black men was the Afro. Also referred to as a ‘natural’, this hairstyle made a resurgence during the 1960s and 1970s. Although they were commonly a ‘big’ style, there were some men who chose to wear shorter Afros.
So, as trends continue to come and go for men in both fashion and hair, what are some of the most popular black men hairstyles for 2018?
This is a braided hairstyle that is not only popular among black men, but black women as well. Some men choose to wear their hair in plaits, while others prefer cornrows.
Plaits are simply braids that lie together and can connect together. On the other hand, cornrows create a pattern in the hair, and stay connected for several weeks. They are usually taken down, the hair is cleansed and is rebraided into cornrows. This allows the style to remain fresh while also maintaining the health of the hair.
More commonly called dreadlocks or dreads, this is a hairstyle that has been popular among black men for several years. It is a style that consists of matted pieces of hair interlocking together while the hair continues to grow. The hair can grow without the use of additional accessories or products.
This is a hairstyle that originated in Africa, and is closely tied to the Rastafarian religion. For the believers, locs are representative not only of their ethnicity, but also their spirituality. As a result, black men have been known to wear locs for one or both reasons.
Taper With A Low Sided Part
There are two characteristics that are essential in order to make this type of hairstyle successful. This trendy cut must have a deep side part and edges that are clean. This is a haircut for black men who are not afraid to stand out from the crowd. With the bold lines that create separation from the top and bottom,
For black men who have curly hair, do not want to style their hair, but still keep up with the trends, the curly undercut is a hair styling option. Made popular by celebrities like Usher, men are able to maintain their natural hair in less time than it would take to style it.
This is an option for those who are looking for a ‘lazy’ way to keep their hair healthy in the easiest way possible. All that is needed is to ask the barber to give you an undercut.
This hairstyle is a twist on both an Afro and a Mohawk. If you enjoy stepping out of your comfort zone, this style will certainly get you plenty of second glances.
Instead of spiking your hair up in the center, you will use your hair’s natural texture and comb it towards the center of your head in the same fashion. For every black man who wants to look a little more edgier, this is the style for you.
These are some of the most popular black men hairstyles in 2018. With healthy hair care practices and some creativity, you can find the trendy hairstyle that represents you the best.