In 6 NBA seasons and counting we have seen various Dillon Brooks Hair styles which have ranged from his,
- Box Braids
- Front Cornrow
- Traditional Cornrow
- Long Hair Out
Having earned a reputation as one of the best in the NBA this by extension has created an interest in his other areas of his life with a particular focus on his hair and grooming routine.
Our gallery discusses his alternating & current signature hairstyle with gallery of the best looks
The Best Dillon Brooks Hair Styles
For athletes box braids are one of the most practical hairstyles especially during rigorous training and competition schedules & it’s his signature look!
They require minimal daily maintenance, allowing him to focus more on performance and less on grooming.
Also lets be real, yes long braids look good but they can be a massive distraction during intense sports activities,
Box braids keep the hair securely in place and out of the face, allowing athletes to concentrate fully on their game.
Unlike the conventional backward direction, front cornrows are braided in the opposite direction, starting from the crown of the head and moving towards the front.
Before Iverson‘s arrival, the NBA had a more traditional and conservative dress code, often favouring clean-cut and conservative appearances.
This unconventional braiding style, with its forward direction, serves as a bold hair statement, but there’s level to statement hair, you got Coolio braids statement then you got this! LOL
Throughout all NBA seasons in which Dillon has played we have different variation of the traditional cornrow worn by him.
- Classic Cornrows
- Zig Zag Cornrows
- Tribal Designs
- Half Up Half Down
The diverse range of styles that can be achieved while wearing cornrows allows for creativity, for instance the zig zag cornrows.
For a unique twist on the classic look, braiders can create cornrows with zigzag or curved patterns. This small intricate detail adds a different look to the overall appearance.
The diverse range of styles that can be achieved while wearing cornrows is the reason why we continue to see various athletes go from short buzz to this.
High Top Cornrows
The combination of the shaved sides and the elaborately braided top section creates a distinctive hairstyle aesthetic.
It exemplifies a fusion of traditional braiding techniques with contemporary haircuts, resulting in a visually stunning and distinctive appearance.
Best of all, when his hair is not in braids it can be exchanged for an afro or braided ponytail, allowing for more looks adding volume and height to the overall style.
This unique blend of elements makes the High Top Cornrows with shaved sides a favourite that has been adopted by various rappers with braids.
Long Hair Out
What better way to exude a flashy flamboyant style that to have your hair straighten out whilst sat at the seats of a basketball game.
The combination of designer clothing, jewellery and shoulder length hair allowed for a change to his signature braids which added an element of theatricality to his appearance.
Outside the sports and social media focusing on this moment we also get to see his natural hair being straighten, thick and long.
His Hair Type
At shorter lengths we can see his hair is a combination of both wavy and curly.
The curl pattern may vary across different sections of the hair, resulting in a textured and dynamic look.
While some parts of his hair might form well-defined curls, others may appear more voluminous and wavy, creating a naturally textured appearance.
The key takeaway is maintenance
For Dillion’s hair to maintain its shine, length and health he will follow a routine grooming procedure which we have listed below.
Oil your scalp: Regularly apply oil to your scalp to keep it moisturized and nourished. This helps prevent dryness, itchiness, and flakiness.
Duration: It is recommended to keep your braids in for a maximum of 6 weeks. Leaving them in for too long can lead to hair breakage, thinning, and damage to your natural hair.
Physical Activity Protection:. During physical activities such as basketball training wearing a protective style like a braid cover or a cap to prevent excessive pulling or damage
Moisturize your hair: Even with braids, it’s important to moisturize your hair regularly. Use a lightweight leave-in conditioner or a moisturizing spray to hydrate your natural hair and the braided sections.
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