Donald Glover’s Hair: Short Afro With Medium Fade

Donald Glover’s hair rocks: the cut of his 70s-inspired Afro is clean and sharp, giving him a polished yet slightly retro look, with the subtle fade adding a modern element.

It’s a fantastic cut that complements his eclectic style.


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Why We Love It:

He’s a writer, actor, director, producer, rapper and singer (also known as Childish Gambino) so it’s no surprise that Donald Glover’s hair looks have been as varied as his career.

Not long ago, though, he was sporting a shaved head which looked cool as hell.

Though MFH is glad he’s grown his barnet out again so we can enjoy – and be inspired by – his never-ending parade of great hair moments.

This precision-cut Afro speaks to his roots, literally and figuratively, adding a touch of authenticity that’s both refreshing and stylish. And that fade adds a little something unexpected.

It’s the kind of cut that will require someone super experienced with Afro hair, though, so do your research first.

What To Ask Your Barber:

  • Donald Glover’s hair is a brilliant example of precision and style.
  • The Afro cut has uniform length all around, which is meticulously shaped to maintain a rounded silhouette.
  • The barber likely used clippers with a guard to ensure consistency in length, then followed up with scissors to refine the shape and eliminate any stray hairs.
  • The hairline is sharply defined, adding a clean, crisp edge.
  • This combination of clipper and scissor work results in a cut that’s both neat and natural, maintaining the Afro’s volume.
  • The fade is subtle but effective – discuss with your barber whether you want to go higher or lower with it.
  • To keep the Afro’s sharp shape, schedule regular trims every 4-6 weeks. This helps maintain the defined look and prevents split ends.

Get The Look

  • Donald Glover’s hair looks super healthy and well-maintained.
  • Afro hair textures are prone to dryness, so it’s essential to keep the hair well-moisturised.
  • Use a leave-in conditioner or a moisturising cream to keep the curls hydrated and soft.
  • Wash your hair no more than once or twice a week, with a sulfate-free shampoo to prevent stripping away natural oils.
  • Follow up with a conditioner to maintain moisture levels.
  • Use a wide-tooth comb, or an Afro comb to detangle your hair while it’s damp and coated with conditioner.
  • This minimises breakage and keeps the curls intact.
  • Make sure you wear a Du-Rag on your hair to sleep in, or invest in a silk pillowcase to reduce friction on the hair which helps prevent frizz and breakage.


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