Goku Hair: A Cool Hairstyle for Anime Lovers

Goku, or Kakarot for all the hardcore Dragon Ball Z fans out there, is one of the most iconic anime characters of all time and he inspired Goku Hairstyle. One of the most instantly recognizable aspects of Goku is his hair. Fans all around the world are in love with his chaotic spiky look. Many people have put on their own twist on the look spiking up their hair in a similar fashion.

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Son Goku, simply called Goku in English, is the primary protagonist in the Japanese anime series, Dragon Ball Z and several spin-offs. He appears as a young boy with a monkey tail. The series reveals that he is actually an alien of a race of warriors known as Saiyans. His most recognizable feature is the Goku hairstyle in Dragon Ball Z


Famous Goku Hairstyles

Goku black hair

Goku has black hair that is of a uniform length. It is styled into a variation on Liberty spikes that stand out from his head. He has three spikes on the left side of his head and five on the right, with one of these being in the center with a lean toward the right.

This style does not change in length or shape throughout the course of the series. You can also check these anime boys with blonde hairstyles.

Goku blonde hairstyle

At times, Goku undergoes a transformation into a state known as a Super Saiyan. There are several different levels of this transformation, but all have the same hairstyle in common.

Here, the Goku hair becomes blonde and takes on more of a porcupine spike appearance. The spikes are still broad at the base, tapering to points. The primary difference is that they now stick up all over his head in apparently random directions.

popular goku hairstyles

Being an animated character, Goku does not have any worries about styling his hair and providing adequate hold to maintain his hairstyles. However, if a man were to try to duplicate these styles, he would need to use a hair glue or stronghold hairspray to provide a stiff hold that would stand up under pressure.


How to Achieve Goku Hairstyle?

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To get the iconic Goku hair, it is essential that you get your hair cut the right length and way. To achieve the look your hair, need to be of a considerable length, hair must be the long or mid-length from the front. Traditionally Goku hair is long on the sides and back but that is up to the individual.

The hair need to be considerably thinned to achieve the desired styling, the more volume you have the harder it is to spike up hair. It is possible to achieve the look without shedding too much volume. Ultimately it is up to the individual to spin this look the way they want for themselves but the key is having a long length and low volume.

The picture above is the Goku hairstyle in its most original form, as close to the original source material as possible. It is understandable that this may be a hard look to maintain and pull off. Worry not; however, this article will showcase a few modern takes on the Goku style.

cool goku hairstyle

This look was used for the Dragon Ball Z live film adaptation, to achieve this look you will need mid to long hair. To style your hair up like this and ensure that it stays up throughout the day, use a hair wax or styling glue with a very strong hold. Apply the wax to your palms and rub through your hair pulling upwards in the desired direction, it is essential to twist at the top to segment the hair

pogba's goku hair

Manchester United football star Paul Pogba’s take on the Goku haircut features long spikes on the top with shaved sides that feature a pattern. To achieve this look along with the pattern a skilled barber is necessary. However, the basic look is very much achievable even if a skilled barber is unavailable.

Another variation of the Goku hair, this look requires medium length hair on top with the sides and back completely shaved. To achieve this look with the layered spikes, it is essential a hairspray is used to spike the hair in clusters. This look is easy to maintain and can be toned down when it is required.

popular goku hairstyle

This look features faded sides and back with the hair left long on top, this is another modern variation of the Goku look, and the blonde hair represents Goku in his Super Saiyan form which adds another touch to this look.


It may seem impractical to style your hair exactly as Goku does, but these modern takes on the Goku hairstyle are very much achievable and can be styled to look more formal as well when the need arises.

3 thoughts on “Goku Hair: A Cool Hairstyle for Anime Lovers”

  1. Hi there. I’m dressing up as super saiyan Goku fo a birthday party & was wondering what would be the best product to use.
    Also the process of spiking the hair as goku’s aswell.
    My hair is about 13 inches/33 cm long.
    hope to hear from you.

  2. hello i could do the super sayian hairstyle, im a cosplayer so what you need is the Purple Gatsby (wild shake) and you spike it up, all the way up as much as you can, then for the sides just spike it to the side but make the direction of the hair upward basically just put every hair you have UP you need a fringe too group them up into 5 groups and spike them them down, make sure your top hair is slightly pointed to the back and then you apply gatsby Technical design clay as a finishing product apply just like you apply the purple gatsby and then wants your done and you look good hair spray it

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