Jaden Smith: Afro Hair Medium Twists With Fade

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The actor and musician Jaden Smith is the ultimate hair chameleon. Well, if you’re Will Smith’s son you’ve got to find a way to stand out, no? This is one of his more classic, natural looks.

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Why We Love It:

Jaden Smith’s afro hair looks cool and natural with these medium twists and fade.

Because this up-and-comer has gone through more hair looks than we’ve had disposable face coverings. Think long locs, twist outs, natural curls, bleached/bright pink/ fluoro orange buzz cuts…

He even turned up to the Met Gala in 2017 rocking a dark buzz cut and carrying his shorn off blonde locs.

Basically, this cool AF Gen Z’er can make any hairstyle covetable. Hair Icon status awaits…



What To Ask Your Barber:

  • Keep length in the hair if you want this medium-length twist.
  • You can opt for a high, medium or low fade too. But it’s all about keeping the length on the top.
  • Ask your barber to put your hair into two-strand twists.
  • This will involve them taking pieces of hair from a small section and twisting them together, allowing them to form ropes and fall naturally. This is repeated all over the head.
  • While there’s loads of tutorials online, it’s best to go to a barber who is a Black hair specialist and let them show you how to do it.

Get The Look

  • In an ideal world you should undo the twists in a week or two. But they can last longer with some TLC.
  • Know this: the smaller the twists the longer they will last.
  • Before twisting, dampen your hair and use a hair product like for better hold. (Avoid anything too oily or greasy that makes the hair slip).
  • If your hair is still damp when you’ve finished, you’ll need to wait for it to dry before you go to bed.
  • To prevent frizziness, sleep on a pure silk pillow case, or use a hair covering.
  • As twisting can pull the hair root and weaken it, you need to nourish your scalp by applying an oil or similar each night.
  • Don’t wash hair daily, but keep it clean to avoid product build up and dandruff.
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