How to Do Afro Hair

How to Do Afro Hair thumbnail
woman with styled afro texture hair

Afro hair, also referred to as natural hair, is African American textured hair that is worn in its naturally kinky, coily state. Afro hair is not only beautiful, it is also versatile; the styling options include but are not limited to twistouts, braids, and an afro puff with a silk head wrap. To do afro hair you need to properly condition and moisturize your hair before styling to avoid breakage and dryness. The steps below will show you how to style afro hair into a beautiful afro puff.

Things You'll Need

  • SLS-free shampoo Deep conditioner Shea butter Spray bottle Aloe vera juice Essential oil Glycerin Clear alcohol-free holding gel Detangling brush Boar bristle brush Wide tooth comb Silk head band
Show More

Instructions

  1. How to Do Afro Hair

    • 1

      Cleanse your scalp with a sodium laurel sulfate-free shampoo and rinse thoroughly. For afro hair, you want to avoid sodium laurel sulfate, which strips afro hair of its natural oils.

    • 2

      Add a generous amount of deep conditioner throughout your hair. Allow the conditioner to remain on your hair for 30 minutes with a plastic cap covering your head. If possible, sit under a hooded hair dryer at the medium high setting; the heat helps the conditioner penetrate the hair shaft to soften the strands of hair.

    • 3

      Rinse your hair thoroughly and blot dry with a towel.

    • 4

      Take a spray bottle and add 1 cup of aloe vera juice, 2 tablespoons of glycerin, and 2-3 drops of your favorite essential oil; peppermint and grapefruit are great for encouraging hair growth. Spritz your hair evenly.

    • 5

      Detangle your hair with a detangling brush.

    • 6

      Add the clear alcohol-free holding gel to your hairline and smooth firmly with the palm of your hand.

    • 7

      Rub a generous amount of Shea butter into the palms of your hands to melt it for easier application. Massage the Shea butter throughout your hair, being sure to focus on the ends.

    • 8

      Use a boar bristle brush and brush the hair straight back from the hairline.

    • 9

      Place the silk head band onto your afro hair, use your fingers to lightly fluff your afro, and you have created a fun and trendy natural masterpiece.

Related Searches

References

  • Photo Credit Khamit Kinks

You May Also Like

  • How to Do African American Braids

    Hair braiding is an integral part of hairstyles and fashion for all races of women. African American women use braids to style...

  • How to Grow Afro Hair Long

    Although much of your hair's growth depends on genetics, there are steps you can take to grow your hair as long as...

  • How to Do Afro Hair Twists

    Kinky, textured hair is very versatile and can be worn in a wide range of styles. Afro hair twists, or two-stranded twists,...

  • How to Create an Afro Puff

    An afro puff is a hairstyle that is unique to hair of African descent. You can place as many puffs as you...

  • Afro Hair Ideas

    Afro Hair Ideas. Natural Afro styles ... To give the appearance of a higher Afro, add volume by using a volumizing spray...

  • How to Make an Afro With Straight Hair

    To make an Afro with straight hair, clip up long hair to create shorter sections, use a small curling iron to curl...

  • Braided Afro Styles

    Braids and afros are versatile hairstyles. When combined, they provide a variety of styling choices. Many afros can be adapted to fit...

  • How to Keep Afro Hair in Place

    Maintaining afro hair can be difficult, but it is essential to avoiding hair damage. Since afro hair is more prone to dryness...

  • How to Wrap Afro Hair

    Wrapping your hair at night is an essential step in maintaining the shape of your afro, as the wrap keeps your hair...

  • How to Do African Braiding

    Braiding is one of the easiest types of hair extensions to put in yourself. It takes time, precision and patience, but depending...

  • Afro Hair Care

    A large portion of African Americans wear their hair in an afro, in varying types, colors and lengths, and when worn in...

  • How to Make Kinky Twists for African American Hair

    The kinky twists are especially useful for those with thin hair, as they add a lot of volume. ... Afro or puffy...

  • How to Deep Condition African American Hair

    Follow these steps to deep condition African American hair to bring out its natural beauty. ... How to Grow African American Hair:...

  • Different Styles of Afro Hair

    Natural Afro styles are unique in texture and design. The Afro-hawk, twist outs, and coil outs are the most popular styles amongst...

  • How to Create the Bohemian Curly Afro

    It has since resurged as a popular style. With a little work and some hair products, those ... Afro hair, also referred...

  • How to Do Natural Hairstyles for Black Hair

    African-Americans who wear their hair without chemical straighteners have 'natural' hair. Natural black hair is very versatile and can be styled in...

  • Women's Afro Hairstyles

    Women's afro hairstyles are a wonderful way to wear afro-textured hair in its natural state. Because afros on women can be virtually...

  • Ways to Texture Walls

    Texture helps to cover up imperfections in walls. Adding texture to the walls can also add to the decor of your home....

  • African-American Textured Short Hair Styles

    For aesthetic reasons, many African-Americans with shorter hair opt for textured hairstyles that ... Photo Credit Creatas Images/Creatas/Getty Images; ...

Related Ads

Featured
View Mobile Site