D’Angelo Russell Hair (Detailed Look)

Written By Bakes

Avid writer on Men's Hair, Grooming, and Lifestyle!

Since his debut in 2015 we have seen D’Angelo Russell Hair styled in multiple ways, 2 strand twists, top knot ponytails, dreaded braids, and dreadlock cornrows.

Outside of his NBA status he is just as influential when it comes to fashion and hairstyle choices, evident by his social media numbers and fan pages.

Our editorial will highlight everything you need to know about D’Angelo Russell Hair journey.


How & When did D’Angelo Russell Dreads start?

d'angelo russell hair throughout the years

How: From our archives we can see D’Angelo Russell began his dreadlock journey with the sponge twist method. This involves using the sponge in a circular motion then leaving hair to semi free form itself into dreads.

Due to his hair type being 5 (afro textured kinky hair) his locking process was faster, thus giving him mature dreads earlier in his journey.  


When: Our archives indicate that he began his dreadlocks back in 2017 and has been growing them for over 5 years at this point.



Detailed Video

In the video Greatlocs details the athletes signature dreadlock style today whilst comparing them to his initial starter phase. Check the video out below



D’Angelo Russell Hair Gallery


Fade Afro

d'angelo russell hair

During his NBA debut back in 2015 the world was introduced to a young D’Angelo in a faded afro. His taper fade then extended towards the back of his head giving him a mohawk look which would be the foundation of his dreads for the following years to come.


Thick Box Braids (His Signature Look)

His thick box braids can be identified as a signature look for the player often worn with 3 large locks on one side and 3 on the other.

D’Angelo Russell Hair in dreads

D’Angelo Russell Hair in braids

The look became the athletes go to during the season which was also captured in NBA 2K.

In addition to this it’s a great protective hairstyle often worn with a headband to control dreads interfering with the athlete’s performance. They are similar in appearance to DeAndre Hopkins Hair just much shorter in lenght.


Ponytail (Shaved Sides)

As time passed we saw his dreads gain length allowing him to do multiple styles, one of those being his ponytail.

D’Angelo Russell Hair in 2 strand twists

pony tails in nba

D’Angelo Russell

Alternating between a full ponytail, top knot and hair braided with a ponytail, we have seen multiple different variation of the athlete pulling this look off.

Again, this is another great style for game days to ensure the athlete can perform to the highest level as hair wont swing in his face.



Tips if you want Similar Dreads

 Do your research if you want similar Dreads

While there is a lot of conflicting information with regards to dreadlocks, we still advise you to do research. The most important things at the initial stage will be to watch videos online and make notes of the peoples dreads you admire.

We should also mention that its best you avoid placing any colour or bleach in your hair for the first few months as your hair begins to develop.



Talk to a loctician and get a Consultation

Talking to a loctician is our best advise! They are the professionals who live and breathe hair.

Plus, it’s even more crucial if you’ve been inspired by his multi coloured dreads and wanting something similar.

During the consultations locitians will be able to have a closer look at your hair type, discussion process, hair products to use and avoid and parting systems.

Ensure you save the images of your desired style to your loctician and explain what you’re looking for.


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