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Times are changing, and our standards of beauty are also evolving. There has been a massive natural hair revolution in the last decade. More women of colour have ditched the chemically-processed hair in favour of their natural afro locks.

But beyond women favouring their natural hair above all else, men of colour have also begun to experiment with their looks. The popular hairstyles at the moment are twists, cornrows and locs. They have grown to slowly replace the more traditional slick, short fades.

Yes, there is absolutely nothing wrong with wearing close cropped hair as a man of colour, but gone are the days when men had to wear Afro hair short because it was simply expected of them.

Experimenting with hairstyles is something to be lauded, something to be celebrated simply because it is an expression of personal style. Beauty is not limited by gender.

Below are some male afro hairstyles that we are really digging at the moment:


Dreadlocks are simply divine. While rooted in Rastafarian culture, this hairstyle has now made its way to popular culture. It requires minimal styling but looks so good.

Faded Locks

This is a more conservative style for men who don’t want a full head of dreadlocks. This is a perfect mix of mini dreads and the stylish Brooklyn fade, resulting in a great look.


What better way to draw attention to the beauty of your black hair than a healthy Afro.


This is a simple, temporary take on dreads. This version is actually made by finger-curling the hair, and while it doesn’t last as long as dreadlocks, it definitely adds swagger to a man’s steps.

Senegalese Twists

Senegalese Twists are definitely not just for women. Whether long or short, braids on black men look every inch as gorgeous as it does on women.

Afro Mohawk

This style helps wearers achieve both volume and a sense of shape. Perfect, modern look in our opinion.


Cornrows are an extremely popular way to braid hair for men. cornrow hairstyles look cool and masculine at the same time.


Our hair is our identity, and we should definitely be proud of our hair whichever way we choose to wear it, regardless of gender. So stay true to yourself, and wear your afro curly hair just the way it suits you. Remember, you only live once. *winks


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