In 7 NBA seasons & counting we have seen various Jaylen Brown Hair styles which have consisted of his
- Buzz Cut
- Afro Fade
Today Athletes are more than sportsmen, they often reflect broader cultural trends and influences which can be seen on the interest graph as fans search for their hairstyles and grooming habits on social media.
Our editorial covers Jaylen’s Hair in its entirety, from his signature look to the alternating protective styles he wears on and off the court.
Jaylen Brown Hair Moments Gallery
A large percentage of NBA athletes including Jaylen would rock the buzz cut as it served both aesthetic and practical needs.
Due to intense training sessions, travel and game days it would only make sense to pick this style, however the modern athlete is known to be more stylish.
Whilst they might not stand out with the buzz cut their comes a time in which we see them experiment with their hairstyles.
Similar trajectory can be seen on the likes of James Harden Hair for example, start the league with a buzz cut and small afro only to exchange it for braids as times go by.
While the afro remains a symbol of pride and heritage, the small addition of the fade brings out the contemporary edge to this classic look.
The beauty of the faded sides is the ability to be small, medium or big. We have often times seen him alternative between a small temple fade and skin fade.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Hair is a perfect example of an afro fade in the NBA which normally has twists at the ends.
It’s amazing what happens when hair gradually transitions from short to long, it adds dimension and texture to the afro.
The year is 2001, Iverson steps out in braids which would change the look and feel of the NBA athlete forever, his influences continues to be seen, exhibit A below.
The impact of Iverson’s influence was felt even years after he retired, as players like Jaylen Brown adopted this bold style.
Brown’s traditional cornrows pay homage to Iverson’s trailblazing spirit, reflecting a desire to combine tradition with individuality.
Outside the look being stylish, their also practical, similarly to the buzz cut as they save time, requiring minimal daily upkeep and reducing the need for constant styling.
Braids Front Fade
Its one thing to have braids, its another thing to ensure they stand out and by adding small intricate details like the front fade your half way there!
In the above image we use the arrow to highlight the details added by a front fade
Creating a straight and symmetrical outline that frames the forehead but also ensures that the hairline stays intact, straight and leveled.
With the constant pulling of hair at the front for braids theirs potential to hairlines to slightly recede, the front fade helps to prevent or reduce this.
It’s a style that encapsulates the spirit of contemporary NBA hairstyles, where players use their hair as a means of self-expression, creativity, and identity.
Jaylen Brown Hair Type
From the chart below we can see that Jaylen’s hair falls under the Type 4 category being a 4B or 4C. His hair is afro textured.
The 4B and 4C hair pattern is tightly coiled which requires the most moisture of all hair groups due to easy breakage.
His hair type also explains the decision for braids, unlike other hairstyle afro textured hair benefits from it the most due to moisture being held for longer.
Key Take Away: Maintenance
Protective styles are always going to be desirable for the simple fact that there easy and low maintenance, however, to ensure you maximize your hairs lifeline it’s imperative the proper care and maintenance is applied to your braids.
- Oil your scalp
- Keep them in for a maximum of 6 weeks
- Protect hair at night or doing any physical activity
- Moisturize your Hair
Whether you select the buzz for its convenience, disciplined appearance or something more creative like braids they will also need to be maintained. Our suggestion here, go with the braids 😉
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