The afro taper fade haircut is one of the most well-known ways to wear Black and very curly hair. Literally. The Guinness Book World Record for the largest afro, at 4’10″, has been challenged but not beaten yet! Of course, an afro doesn’t have be big in order to look beautiful; there are plenty who would disagree with this article’s author that “Afros don’t work on small heads” since they’ve found success sporting their natural curls without a thought about size or shape whatsoever!
Afros are not always faded in, but the afro fade is a popular choice among hair stylists. The taper fade is one of the most common types of fades due to its sleek and clean look which only occurs at your sideburns or back neckline. An arc-shaped section of hair remains behind each ear for an even more polished appearance.
The taper fade is a haircut that can be used to style many different hair types, whether it’s curly or slick. The choice of the height in which you choose your temple and neckline are what changes the shape of this type afro from rounder at lower heights to more tapered with higher ones.
Taper Fade + Afro
The mushroom-shaped afro is modern, sleek and sexy. This cut creates lots of volume on top with tapered sides for a more sophisticated look that will make you feel like royalty.
Low Afro Taper
Black men’s afros can be long hair and take time to grow, but with the right perseverance you’ll eventually get that perfect shape. Don’t start out trying for a big afro taper just let it happen naturally as your hairstyle grows longer! Same goes for growing a beard too: just have patience and allow yourself enough facial hair before shaping up into an awesome designer stubble or full-blown lumberjack massacre.
High Taper Afro
The high taper combined with a higher neckline almost looks like a low fade. This look creates the appearance of a diagonal line around the back of the head. It concentrates the volume of hair above the ears, whether the afro is styled with texture or smooth.
Mid Taper Fade
The mid taper is a cool look for guys. It’s more of an up-do than the traditional side or back combed styles, and it has some texture from a twist sponge to set you apart in any crowd.
Afro Taper Haircut
The ‘fresh look’ is a modernized take on the traditional taper. The new style includes twisted texture and blonde streaks that give it an updated, fresh feel – perfect for those looking to spice up their hairstyle.
Small Afro Taper
Some people don’t have a lot of time to spend on their hair, but that doesn’t mean they can’t look good. If you want an easy hairstyle without sacrificing creativity or style, try the rounded shape haircut for men. You’ll be able to bounce between different looks with just some scissors and hairspray.
Curly Afro + Taper Fade
The type of curly locks that are reminiscent of an afro taper could belong to anyone with non-African heritage, and if you can manage it then why not.
Afro Taper Fade For Black Boys
No matter the age or style, this haircut is a fresh look for Black men. Sharp and clean lines contrast with rounded features making it perfect for any man who wants to add some edge into his life.
Short Afro Cut
Just look at this guy with a beard! He has the same afro taper as before, but now he’s sporting one of those grizzly beards. It proves that you can have an interesting hairstyle no matter what your age is.
Taper Fade Cut With Tapered Afro
A modern afro shape is created by two types of tapering: the taper fade and tapered sides. Notice how the lines on his face extend into hair for a silhouette that works with this man’s features, such as his jawline and cheekbones. This look can be attributed to an excellent barber who understands facial shapes.
How To Pick An Afro
The afro taper is not an “I woke up like this” hairstyle. And speaking of waking up, if you’re not wearing a satin durag at night, try it. If your hair becomes too compressed from the pressure by a durag on cotton pillowcase then switch to silk or satin and give yourself some relief over time! Satins are hotter in winter but stay cool during summer days with their natural fibers that don’t snag hairs as easily either way they make for cozy sleepwear when paired with pajamas.
Growing up, natural hair has always been an important part of my life. I used to be one of the few people in school that had their fro styled by mom on a daily basis and was constantly getting stared at for it. But now things have changed – curly or kinky textured hair is not only more popular but also trendy! Now you can find products like curl cream which help define your curls with ease while giving them plenty of moisture as well.
Afro picks are not combs. Do not use them like one. When the pick gets stuck in hair, stop combing it out with your fingers and try to pull at that spot until you can get a good grip on the afro taper pick again so as not to cause damage or even possibly lose some of those precious hairs (since they’re all tangled up). Instead of brushing from roots down, start closer towards the ends and detangle this way by using an upward motion while going through each section patiently before moving onto another part further back into your head which is why many guys will choose picking their hair out bit-by-bit instead working their way downwards where it’s more difficult for us men folk due to our anatomy.
Fingers are often the best detangling tool because they can work into hair better than a pick, especially if it is extremely tangled. To break up knotted strands and untangle your locks with less frustration, alternate between using our fingers to comb through knots or use the pick when you need more power behind each stroke.
Afro picks come in a variety of shapes, colors and materials. Plastic afro taper picks are the most popular because they go smoothly through hair without pulling out too much or scratching your scalp like metal does. Wood is also an option that you should consider if you want to reduce frizz while having many options to choose from for different textures of hair types (ranging form coarse Afropuffs).
How To Take Care Of Afro Hair
With such curly hair like mine, you have to take extra care of it. I always use a hydrating cream or oil on my scalp before styling and air drying is the best! That way, your curls are bouncy and shiny from all that hydration while still being completely natural-looking without any products in them at all. Plus they don’t frizz up as much when dry which can happen if there’s too many product buildups.