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Dante de Blasio’s Hair Secret: A Purple Afro Pick

The haircut of Bill de Blasio’s 15-year-old son is currently polling somewhere near 100 percent. Today, Dante, who stars in the campaign ad that proceeded his father’s jump to the top of the mayoral heap, addressed his amazing Afro in an interview with DNAinfo. The crucial intel: He’s had it since third grade, it was inspired by Huey from The Boondocks, and a family friend trims it with scissors — unevenly, on purpose — once a month. Dante doesn’t use any special products, only a purple Afro pick “that’s just kind of large.”

Honestly, for years my hair was really just for me. I didn’t think people would love it so much,” he said. “Some people want to take photos and I’m really just happy.” Us, too.

Dante de Blasio Speaks on Amazing Afro