Since his 2019 NBA draft pick we have witnessed in real time the various Kevin Porter Jr Hair styles which have included the following,
- 1st Signature Look
- 2 Strand Twists with Dreads
- Buzz Cut
- Afro Fade
Our editorial highlights his hair type, his current hairstyle and how his debut signature look can be seen on NBA 2K video games.
Kevin Porter Jr Hair Gallery
Afro with Dreads
The year is 2019, its NBA Draft time and sporting athletes are being picked across America, Kevin Porter immediately stands out for his loose curly afro and 2 stranded locks at the front.
Some athletes may try to stick out during this period, but for some it comes natural and this certainly was the case for him.
In addition to this we can see images of Kevin colouring one strand of his lock blonde from time to time, as if the style wasn’t enough to grab attention alone.
He wore the hairdo both on and off court which resulted in the hairstyle being a signature look.
2 Strand Twists with Dreads
Alternating between loose afro hair and protective styles is something we continuously saw Kevin do.
When hair was placed in the protective style his 2 strands of locks naturally blended in as hair laid down flat, however if we take a closer look we will be able to see that difference in pattern and size.
To quote our twists for men article
“Two strand twists are a very popular hairstyle for men with afro textured hair due to its simplicity, protective style, rope effect look whilst giving you the ability to keep them in your hair for up to 6 weeks”
Did Allen Iverson run so Kevin could walk? Erm….
Yes silly, that was a rhetorical question.
Prior to Allen Iverson Braids taking the world by storm as it represented the 1st black athlete the have their hair this way it would create a culture years after of black men doing the same.
By the way its not just Kevin no, it’s James Harden hair, Anthony Davis Braids & Kawhi Leonard Hair and more, all influenced by the G.O.A.T – Thanks Iverson.
The year is 2022 and the signature loose curly afro with dreads as we know it is gone, headlines on the internet are filled with the words “Kevin porter Jr Hair Cut”
Yes after years of rocking various protective styles we were able to see Kevin reveal his new look via his Instagram account.
The traditional buzz serves him well and one which he believes will be worn for now and the near future.
Whilst the initial change may have shocked the sports world, today we have become accustomed to it.
With a new low haircut now being rocked each week we are able to see the athlete alternate between low buzz cuts and afro fades.
The fades are tapered around his ear with a line up for a clean complementary finish.
There are various taper and fade options, however he keeps it simple with this style.
In addition to his low fade we are able to see him use a sponge to slightly curl for a slightly different variation of the style.
NBA 2K Hair
Each and every year the brilliant minds at Visual Concepts come together to create the most realistic graphics of each athlete.
In order to achieve this developers select the most distinctive feature about a player, and in Kevin’s case its his debut hairstyle which we can see featured above.
Throughout our article we can see he has alternated between different hairstyles which is also reflected yearly in each NBA video game whether it be his signature afro or current buzz cut.
Key Take Away: Maintenance
With Kevin’s hair being type 4 coily it requires maintenance and good hair care.
Regardless of the hairstyle he has at the time dreads or braids all require a certain level of routine to ensure long term health. We advise you
- Oil your scalp
- Keep braids in for a maximum of 6 – 8 weeks.
- Protect hair at night or doing any physical activity.
- Moisturise your Hair.
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