If you are a black man and you are looking for a fresh new look, then you have come to the right place. Sometimes it helps to have just a little bit of inspiration when you are looking for a cool new look. Spring is right around the corner and it’s a good time for a change. We have all kinds of styles that will suit whatever needs you have. We have fades, we have styles for short hair, long hair and curly hair. We have everything that you could ask for in styles including some braids. Whatever you are looking for you will find some inspiration right here.
Finding a style for a black man can be tricky at times. There are tons of styles to choose from but you want something that is going to work with the texture of your hair. It can be hard to pick out a style that you can take with you to the barbershop can be hard. It’s not every day that you find the perfect hairstyle. The most popular styles for a black man usually incorporate a low, mid or high fade hair cut and we have plenty of great options for you to choose from.
There are afro fades, curls, twists and buzz cuts, all great styles that are sure to put a smile on your face. We have some fresh and trendy looks that are one of a kind. There are tons of styles that black men can create with fades and designs on the sides. The sky is the limit for what you can do. Check out these Cool Black Men Hairstyles To Try In 2019:
Mid Fade Styles
This is a popular style and one that you are sure to love all year round. You can combine the style with a beard as well.
High Fade Styles
This awesome style has an extreme look to it. The shave is close to the skin and the fade is high. It’s a great look that anyone would love.
If you like keeping things a little long, then you can’t go wrong with this hairstyle. We have a high afro standing tall and the sides are likely faded. This is a style that is sure to draw the eye wherever you go.
This would be a great look to take to your next event. Whether you are looking for short or long hair, this one is just in between. Try it out and see how you like it.
A great style like this has a top that is longer yet the back is close shaven. This is an opportunity to use designs and create something cool.
If you are looking for something that is going to drive the ladies wild, then this is the look for you. The sides and beard are all the same length and you don’t even need a fade for this style. It’s clean and sexy and the top is longer than most. Try it out for yourself and see how much you love it.
This style is the epitome of a clean cut. How can you not love it? The fade is a touch shorter but it’s certainly a fresh look.
Taking care of your hair is really important for the maintenance aspect of your style. Black men hair is textured differently and there are ways that you can make sure that your hair is the best that it can be. If you want to avoid the men’s hair care aisle for a while, we can do that for you. There are products you can use for short hair, long hair or even curly hair. We have some hair care tips that are sure to help you along the way.
Curly Hairstyle For Black Men
We have curly hair here and with that comes a lot of work. Curly hair isn’t the easiest to upkeep for anyone but not everyone wants to cut their curls out. There is a lot of creativity with this look and it’s sure to catch the eye wherever you go.
Hair Care Tips
Shampoo Less Frequently
You may wonder why you can’t shampoo as much as you want but shampooing your hair actually make it harder to manage. Sure, shampoo helps to get out gel and other styling products but it’s still not necessary to wash your hair every day. There is a chemical in your hair that will actually strip it of its natural nutrients. Most shampoos that you buy have an ingredient called SLS or sodium lauryl sulfate. It’s a detergent that is meant to clean your hair but what it also does is strip your hair of natural oils. These oils are produced to protect your hair. Without those oils, your hair will become unmanageable. You don’t need to overexpose your hair to this ingredient. It’s okay to leave your hair a day or two without shampooing it.
Believe it or not, but you don’t need to shampoo your hair more than a couple of times a week.
Protect Your Hair From Dry Air
Moisturize Every Single Day
There is a reason why you should be moisturizing every day. Believe it or not but your hair can dry out during the day. It could be because of the dry air that we get in the fall or even indoor heating in the winter. Surprisingly, your hair can even become dry when you wear hats in the summer and spring. It can be hard to keep your hair looking smooth and sleek. Hydrating your scalp can be the best thing you ever did for your hair. It helps your hair to be soft and smooth and definitely more manageable.
Even if you aren’t shampooing, you can still hydrate your hair by putting in a leave in conditioner. It will add moisture to your scalp where it’s needed the most. If you aren’t a fan of leave-in conditioners, there are also oils and hydrating cremes that you can try out as well. These products can be applied directly to the scalp. For best results, try to distribute the product evenly through your hair.
Protecting Your Hair Is Key
Choose A Low-Maintenance Style
You may be asking yourself why it matters what kind of hairstyle you have. You may think that the only hairstyle that is manageable these days is the Caesar style, but that’s not true. The best thing that you could do for your hair is to take care of it because that will allow you to have any style that you want including waves, longer styles and short curls.
If your hair is currently damaged then find a groomer that you trust where you can get some hair advice. Start with a low-maintenance style so that you can allow your hair to have the break it needs to get healthy. If you try some of the short styles or the fades, that would be a great start to finding a balance for your hair.
High Top HairStyles For Black Men
This style has been popular for many years and you can’t go wrong with a fresh look like this with a fade.
Change Your Hair
Make Sure You Are Using The Right Products
You can end up with unmanageable hair just by using the wrong products in your hair. If you are buying your hair products at the drug store, that could be a big mistake for you. Most of the stuff at the drug store is not formulated for black male hair or the product is full of grease which will make your hair fall flat. Either way, it’s not going to help your hair at all.
First thing, make sure that you are in an ethnic section for your type of hair. It’s formulated to work with the same type of hair texture that you have. The products in the ethnic section are more apt to work with curly hair. If you can, try to get products that don’t contain alcohol, petrolatum and mineral oil. These are all things that will hold your hair in place but they will also dry your hair out like crazy.
You might be surprised to know that there are a lot of products that are natural and contain things like grapefruit seed oil which will work to moisturize your hair but to also give it the hold that you are looking for. It will also help you to prevent the greasy residue that a lot of the products will give you. Sometimes it pays to go natural.
If you have long hair, then this might be a style that you want to try out.
If you like a polished look, then you are sure to love this one. Everything about it is sleek and streamlined. It’s a gorgeous style that is sure to have the ladies keeping an eye on you all night long.
Mohawk and Braids For Black Men
If you are looking for an edgier style, then try this one out for size. We have a combination mohawk and braid look.
Styling Your Hair
Brushing and Combing
If you are looking to grow your hair so that you can have a mohawk or a braided style, then we have some cool tips for you. Growing your hair can be a pain in the butt because it can take a long time, plus you can sometimes be dealing with frizzy hair. There’s a reason for this. You are likely brushing or combing your hair when it’s wet. When your hair is wet, it’s at its most vulnerable. So, the best thing you can do for your hair is to brush it when it’s dry. This will ensure that you have less breakage or damage to your hair. You may think that using a brush or comb is what you have to use to detangle your hair but the best product to do the job is oil.
This is a very cool style and one that is going to have you feeling pretty fresh.
How could you not love a style that is as sleek as this one? You are sure to be the talk of the next party that you go to.
Make Sure You Are Using The Right Tools
Brushes and Combs
Using the right tools for your hair is half the battle when it comes to avoiding frizz and damaged hair. You have to be using the right tools to get the look that you want. If you have short hair, then it’s typically okay to use a standard comb when it comes to styling your hair. But the best tool would be a brush. If you have long hair, then you should be using an afro comb or a wide tooth comb. You can use a brush if you want but don’t use it often as it can cause damage to the hair. If you find that you have stray hairs that tend to stick out then using a sift brush would be the best way to tame your tresses. A soft brush is great for flattening hair out when you need to. A hard brush is typically used to define your style, not to control it.
You can see this style from every angle and it just gets better and better. If you want a style that is sure to draw the eye, then you found it here.
Oils Oils Oils
The Best Styling Aids For Your Hair
The best thing that you can use for your hair is oil. There are a ton of products out there so it can be confusing to know what is best for your hair. Gels, pomades and waxes aren’t the best for your type of hair because it’s just going to cake or flake in your hair and that’s not a very attractive look. As we said before, you also want to avoid using anything that is alcohol or petroleum based as it is just going to dry out your hair and your scalp. There are however many alcohol-free hairsprays and dry styling oils that are available to you. Mark Anthony has an oil product that is enriched with Keratin and that’s really going to help out your hair a lot. Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Dry Styling Oil has vitamin E, argan oil, shea butter and light olive oil to it so you know you are going to have the softest hair around. The best way to use the product is to apply it to moist hair, then style your hair and just leave it in there.
Skincare For Black Men
Ingrown Hairs and Razor Bumps
If you are someone that likes a shave with your style, then you are likely going to deal with ingrown hairs or razor bumps at some point. Especially if you like using a straight razor. Your groomer can probably help you out a lot with this. It can be hard to find products for black men’s skin but they are out there. You need something that is going to give you added moisture and to help with any razor bumps that you may get.
Shaving for a black man can be a painful experience at times. Studies show that 60-80% of black men suffer from razor bumps. So, what should men do in order to avoid this?
Of course, the best thing you can do is to shave less but that’s not always possible, especially if your style needs to remain sleek and polished. As your shaved sides grow in, you are going to want to keep things looking flawless. A great tip for you would be to make sure that your hair is always moisturized. That’s really going to help out when it comes to razor bumps. You should always make sure you are shaving your hair in the same direction that the hair grows, your groomer is likely doing this because he would know but if you are doing touch-ups at home, make sure that you are doing this. There are a lot of men that will still shave against the grain and that’s a mistake.
If you are unsure about the direction in which your hair grows, then fear not, we have the answer for you. Your groomer can give you what is called a “map” of your face. Mapping your face determines the direction that your hair grows so that you will know what direction you should be shaving in.
The texture of the hair here is still coarser but it doesn’t have a lot of curls to it, so it is probably easier to manage. If you like to keep your hair a little longer, then this would be a great style to try out.
There are plenty of styles to choose from here and we hope that you had fun choosing one for yourself.