All the Best Jordan Poole Hair Moments

Written By Bakes

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

Since his 2019 NBA Draft playing for the Golden State Warriors we have seen multiple Jordan Poole Hair styles which include his,

  • Buzz Cuts
  • Taper Fade
  • Twist outs
  • Top Knot Ponytail
  • Twists

Our editorial highlights his entire hairstyle gallery as well as taking a detailed look at his hair type.

Jordan Poole Hair Type

Taking a detailed look at Jordan Poole’s hair we can see his hair type falls under category 4A.

jordan poole hair type

This is determined by his springy S-shape curls which you will be able to see if you look closely.

4A hair has naturally well-defined curls and is easier to style and handle than 4B or 4C since its not as tightly coiled, allowing the athlete the freedom to do more styles.

All Jordan Poole Hair Moments

Buzz Cut

“Jordan Poole cuts his Hair” were the headlines throughout sports media as he ditched his long curly locks for the buzz cut back in 2020.

buzz cut

Usually we see athletes starting their careers with short hair then growing it out to get more experimental with their styles, in this case we saw him start his career with long curly locks, style it in multiple ways then cut it for a new look which he still keeps today.

buzz cuts in basketball

    The buzz cut continues to be the universal hairstyle for men across the world. Short, easy to manage and masculine are the main reasons it’s been around for decades.


Taper Fade

His short hairstyles can be seen in multiple different variations with the go to being his tapered sides.

taper fade

The beauty of the taper fade is that they can vary in length and patterns can be added which we can see done behind his ear.

jordan poole taper fade

The 2 line design makes all the difference in the world with regard to adding personality to a short cut hairstyle.


Twist Outs

The introduction of Jordan Poole to the masses in 2019 featured the young athlete sporting his twisted hairstyle along with his unique dyed blonde patch.

twist out

All images from this time period show the athletes natural curl pattern and one which can be implemented with the use of the right hair products.

curly hair

Disclaimer: Applying any sort of chemical to your hair is a very risky job as this can lead to breakage or thinning if not done correctly, therefore we always recommend you use a professional.

Top Knot Ponytail

As his twist out grew longer and thicker we began to see the athlete place his hair in multiple different ways with the most notable being his ponytail.

jordan poole in a topknot ponytail

The ponytail for athletes is the perfect alternative since it allows them to keep their hair in place whilst reducing facial obstruction during game time.

ponytails in the nba

Ja Morant dreads are usually placed in a topknot ponytail for the same reasons. Less hassle and more focus on the game is what every athlete wants while looking good.


At a certain point it becomes common practice for those with thick coarse hair to place their locks in a protective style especially during high contact sports.

jordan poole hair in a twist

Protective styles such as the twists we see on the athlete protect hair from tugging, pulling, and breakage, due to manipulation, heat, and other environmental factors.

2 strand twists

In addition to this, protective styles must also be well managed during sleep which is why its heavily advisable that durags and headscarves are worn throughout the night.

Not sure how to tie a Durag? GQ created a great demonstration to keep your hair intact!


NBA Hair Graphics

Each year game developers main challenge is to create players that look as realistic as possible, therefore having a player like Jordan who has styled his hair in multiple ways gives them many references for an accurate reflection.

jordan poole NBA 2K Hair Graphics

The above image comes from NBA 2K22 in which developers have chosen to create and showcase his character with his taper fade which we featured in our editorial above.


Key Take Away: Maintenance

Any of the above Jordan Poole hair styles requires hair maintenance and a routine which we believe should be simple. Less is more is what we believe, so start with the following below

  • Oil your scalp
  • Keep them in for a maximum of 6 weeks
  • Protect hair at night or doing any physical activity
  • Moisturise your Hair

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