Getting and styling the best afro hairstyles for men shouldn’t be a tedious search. With so many cool ways to style afro haircuts – short, long and curly – black guys have a lot of options when it comes to creating a dope look. Naturally, thick and kinky hair men have their own set of challenges. While there are many different afro cuts and styles, guys still have to maintain their hair, and afro hair certainly isn’t easy to work with.
With our guide below, black men with afros will find some of the hottest examples for their hair as well as learn how to grow their afro hairstyles. From the mini afro to the curly afro fade to the flat top, our collection incorporates the freshest looks of 2018.
- 1 Best New Men’s Afro Styles
- 1.1 Short Afro
- 1.2 Big, Long Afro
- 1.3 Curly Afro
- 1.4 Afro + Shape Up
- 1.5 High Skin Fade + Line Up + Afro
- 1.6 Afro with Curls
- 1.7 Faded Afro + Kinky Hair
- 1.8 Curly Afro Fade + Groomed Beard
- 1.9 Afro Twist
- 1.10 Mini Afro + Cool Beard Shape
- 1.11 Temple Fade + Afro
- 1.12 Long Kinky Hair
- 1.13 Low Fade + Short Afro with Curls
- 1.14 Natural Tapered Afro
- 1.15 Textured Afro + Temp Fade
- 1.16 Box Fade + Line in Hair + Beard
- 1.17 Short Curly Afro
- 1.18 Curly Afro + High Fade + Edge Up
- 2 How To Get and Style An Afro
Best New Men’s Afro Styles
If you’re a guy with afro hair, finding a good hairstyle can sometimes be tricky. Because afro hair can be curly or straight up kinky, your hair texture really comes into play. This is why most guys choose to get a fade – the short buzzed sides make the afro easier to get. Here are the best afro styles and haircuts to try this year!
A barbershop favorite is the small or mini afro – a low-maintenance style that allows you to grow your hair out on top without the headache of managing a big afro. Plus, a regular trim can keep your hair healthy by cutting off split ends to allow new growth.
Big, Long Afro
A big afro will require time, but the final look is well worth the wait. We recommend you get a barber or stylist to help with your long afro to make sure it comes out perfect!
Afro + Shape Up
High Skin Fade + Line Up + Afro
Afro with Curls
Faded Afro + Kinky Hair
Curly Afro Fade + Groomed Beard
Mini Afro + Cool Beard Shape
Temple Fade + Afro
Long Kinky Hair
Low Fade + Short Afro with Curls
Natural Tapered Afro
Textured Afro + Temp Fade
Box Fade + Line in Hair + Beard
Short Curly Afro
Curly Afro + High Fade + Edge Up
How To Get and Style An Afro
To get an afro, you have to be prepared to grow your curly hair out. What this really comes down to is a healthy lifestyle and proper hair care. For example, you will need a good diet of quality proteins, regular exercise to increase blood circulation, stress relief in the form of sleep, and maybe a multivitamin to make sure you are getting all the right vitamins and minerals for hair growth.
Other hair tips to grow and style an afro include the following:
- Stop combing your hair and start using your fingers or a pick to help detangle your curls and poof out your hair.
- Choose an afro hairstyle that is right for you and start transforming your hair’s shape to conform to that look.
- Keep your hair conditioned and moisturized with butters, creams, or essential oils. Afro hair can get dry, nappy and very frizzy, so a good coconut oil or shea butter can help you keep your hair frizz-free all the time.
- You will not grow or get a perfect afro overnight. Be patient and keep at it. Men’s hair generally grows at about 1/2 inch per month, so growing out a natural afro will take time and perseverance.
If you need more inspiration, check out our gallery of cool black men’s haircuts.