Damson Idris’ Hair: Afro Crop With Medium Fade

British actor Damson Idris’ hair in this Afro crop with medium fade is as cool as the man himself. It’s a precision-cut hairstyle that has clearly been done by someone who knows Afro hair inside out.
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Why We Love It:

The Peckham-born British actor is a man who likes to look good – and Damson Idris’ hair – an Afro crop with medium fade – is the business.

Needless to say, his grooming is next level too. In fact, the woman behind his glowing skin for his red carpet appearance at the Met Gala was the celebrity groomer, Jessica Smalls, who spoke to the Red Carpet Fashion Awards website.

She spilled that she used a face gel to prime his skin, then a trimmer on his subtle goatee followed by a little beard oil.

Damson also had a chat to GQ about the 10 things he can’t live without. One of his top choices? “Every black man’s secret – the curl sponge”, he said, admitting it boosts the look of his curls.

He went on to say that back in the day he used to “cut holes in a sponge…because that’s what all the barbershops were doing in Peckham.”

No need for that now – luckily there’s a myriad of places you can buy curl sponges these days.

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What To Ask Your Barber:

  • To get Damson Idris’ hair: this cropped Afro with medium fade – the top is usually cut with freehand clippers and the shape softened with scissors.
  • You can still wear your Afro with a higher or lower fade – chat to your barber about what works best for you and your face shape.
  • To keep this style looking sharp, you’ll need to visit your barber at least once a month.

Get The Look

  • Damson Idris’ hair in this Afro crop style won’t take a lot of styling time.
  • However, you need to give your scalp and hair serious TLC.
  • It’s crucial to avoid stripping out your natural oils – so aim to wash it no more than a couple of times a week.
  • Avoid shampoos with SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) as it’s known to dry out the hair.
  • Or, you can co-wash – use a product that both cleans and conditions.
    It’s also worth investing in a curl sponge to boost the look of your curls when you’re styling it.
  • Before bed, try using products with natural oils on the tips of your hair strands to protect and seal in the moisture.
  • Wear a head wrap (or even a durag, as long as it’s not too tight) when you sleep.
  • You can also use a silk pillowcase to protect your hair further when you sleep.
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