Jalen Brunson Hair Gallery

Written By Bakes

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Since his 2018 NBA draft we have seen various Jalen Brunson Hair styles which have consisted of his,

  • 2 Strand Twists
  • Cornrows
  • Afro

Athleticism aside the modern athlete is followed for their look and appeal which largely involves their hairstyles and grooming routine.

Our editorial covers Jalen’s Hair in its entirety, from his signature look to his hair type and texture.

The Best Jalen Brunson Hair Moments

2 Strand Twists

Transitioning away from the afro Jalen made the 2 strand twists his trademark look. One of the most popular Twists for Men styles which offer a variety of benefits.

This protective style reduces manipulation and breakage, making it suitable for various hair textures, especially for athletes always on the move it’s a quick fix!

2 strand twists

His basketball peers can also be seen in this hairstyle, for example Jalen Green Hair has been seen styled in twists for the same reasons.


We see Jalen alternating between the twists and cornrows, which in essence is choosing hair to be braided onto scalp or away from the scalp.

Jalen Brunson Hair in cornrows

All NBA athletes have Allen Iverson to thank when it comes to having their hair styled in braids and this is something that will be down for years to follow.

Iverson’s adoption of cornrows as his signature hairstyle was a bold departure from the conventional short haircuts that dominated the NBA.

As a result of this bold move not only do we see his influence show up through players like Jalen but its through James Harden Hair, Kawhi Leonard Hair & Carmelo Anthony Braids to name a few!

Afro Hair

Prior to his braids and cornrows we saw the foundation being set with his afro hair. At the time of his afro his hair with much shorter.

Jalen Brunson Hair in an Afro

As time passed which saw his afro gain length and density which has allowed him to get creative with different braided styles.

The afro hairstyle is not just a fashion statement; it’s a reflection of history and heritage.

For many black players, wearing their hair in its natural state is a way to connect with their roots.

To date Giannis Antetokounmpo Hair is an example of a faded afro that is maintained at this style which has not transitioned to braids, could he? Definitely but we haven’t seen this happen.

Jalen Brunson Hair Type

From the chart below we can see that Jalen’s hair ranges between 3C & 4A and his hair texture is afro.

Jalen Brunson Hair Type

The hair pattern is tightly coiled which requires the most moisture of all hair groups due to easy breakage.

This is another reason why we see black players opting for more braided styles, it protects hair from natural breakage and traps moisture in for longer.

Key Take Away: Maintenance!

Inspired by the Jalen gallery? Wanting to achieve the same results? Here’s the 3 most important tips when it comes to protective styles

Moisturize your scalp

We like to explain it like this, your scalp is an extension of your skin, and therefore it requires hydration and care. A good moisturizing routine helps it keep your hair bouncy, defined and healthy, but most important not dry. Find one best suited for your hair type.

Oil your Scalp

We mostly forget to apply oil on our scalp as were too busy focusing on the ends and length, yet it’s our scalp that hair grows from, therefore an oil routine is super important and non-negotiable.

Protect your hair while sleeping with a Durag

The main purpose of Du-rags and head wraps is to prevent stray hairs from becoming loose or tangled which creates the messy look. Protecting your hair at night keeps it in check.

Ensure how to tie a durag? Look no further

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