Usher: Bright Orange Dyed Afro Hair With 360 Waves

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He might have been in Paris to sit FROW at the recent Menswear Autumn/Winter shows, but Usher’s bright orange dyed Afro hair with 360 waves got way more attention than the clothes.

No surprise there – it’s a serious vibe.

MFH says

Usher’s latest lewk – a bright orange dyed Afro hair with 360 waves – is a definite show stopper.

But it’s the latest in a long line of strong looks for the R&B star.

He’s had everything from a short Afro to a curly high top fade, a pompadour undercut, blonde tips, high top braids, a short Mohawk fade…

But aside from this extreme colour, the 360 waves he’s sporting – which used to be called “brush waves” as it involves a hella lot of brushing – is a popular look for blokes (and lots of ladies) who want to embrace their natural texture.

If there was a Hair Hall of Fame, MFH would be inducting him into it, pronto.

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  • Usher’s bright orange dyed Afro hair with 360 waves isn’t a look for anyone who doesn’t want to spend a lot of time and money on maintenance.
  • Usher’s hair is cropped short, and has a sharp line up.
  • He also has a semicircle shaved just above his ear for extra interest.
  • For the bright orange colour, the hair will need to be bleached.
  • After that the orange colour will be applied.
  • Be aware that bleaching your hair strips everything out of it, so it’ll need serious TLC.
  • This is not a colour you can do at home – you need the professionals involved.
  • And you’ll need to get the regrowth attended to every couple of weeks to keep it looking fresh.
  • To find out how to get those 360 brush waves, check out the How To section.



  • Usher’s bright orange dyed Afro hair with 360 waves looks great, but you need to put the work in.
  • For those 360 brush waves, you’ll need pomade and a brush (ideally a soft-medium boar bristle one).
  • A durag is also useful to keep your hair intact while you sleep.
  • Use a natural, sulfate free shampoo and conditioner before you start the brushing.
  • While your hair is still damp, apply a 5p sized amount of wave cream (aka a pomade that you like).
  • Starting from the crown of your head (or wherever your cowlick is) brush away and downward.
  • Brush for around two minutes, making sure you’re doing it evenly all over your head.
  • If you wash your hair this will ruin the wave pattern, so ideally you should limit this to a shampoo every fortnight if you can wait that long.
  • Not washing your hair too much will also preserve the bright orange colour, too, which tends to fade very quickly.




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