Marcus Rashford: Tapered Afro With Fade And Textured Curls

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Marcus Rashford’s tapered Afro and low fade haircut is classic, cool and perfectly suits the nation’s football and ‘free school meals’ hero.

MFH says

We much prefer Marcus Rashford’s more casual grown-out Afro taper than the precise skin fades of his early career. It’s much softer, cooler and signals his transition from footballer to fully-fledged national hero.

To achieve Marcus’ defined curls, a curl sponge is a great way to enhance that natural textured look. Protect medium length Afro with regular hair treatments such as overnight masks and moisturising treatments.

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  • To get Marcus Rashford’s look ask your barber for a taper and a low fade.
  • The top is usually cut with freehand clippers and the shape softened with scissors.
  • You can still wear your Afro taper with a high or low fade, but Marcus’ low fade keeps the look classic.
  • The success of Marcus’ Afro taper is all down to the curl definition.
  • Start on dry hair and use an Afro pick. Then, apply pomade to speed up the curl-forming process.
  • Using a curl sponge, start at the crown of the head and rub it in a circular motion clockwise around the head for 1-5 minutes.
  • You can smooth any flyaways into shape with your palms and a dab of matte paste. Less is more – you want your hair to have hold, but not be stiff.



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