As Naturalistas we have many styles to choose from and one of the classic hairstyles popular in the 60s/70s was an Afro. Whether your hair is short or long, we can all achieve a fabulous fluffy Afro. Here are some tips from YouTube vloggers @ZaraandNicola with 11 Huge Healthy Afro Hacks; @MyNaturalSistas with Big Fluffy Curly Fro tutorial; and @RegalFro with How to shape an Afro. These tips will surely have you well on your way to having a super dope Afro that will surely make heads turn.
@ZaraandNicola 11 Huge Healthy Afro Hacks
In this video Efik Zara of @ZaraandNicola shares 11 Huge Healthy Afro Hacks which includes: (1) Make sure your hair is free of split and straggly ends (2) Do a cornrow-out for stretching the hair (3) or do a puff for stretching the hair (4) or twist hair when dry for stretching (5) Apply your favorite oil (6) Use your fingers to gently separate and fluff your hair (7) Use an Afro pic for the roots only to separate strands for more volume (8) Use a brush to focus on the body of the hair and stretching it for more volume (9) Use water to moisturize and to slightly shrink the hair (when stretched too much) (10) Use hands to pat the Afro into shape and (11) Tuck in stray pieces of hair. Tips 2-4 are different options on how to stretch your hair for the most length. Tips 6-8 are different ways to tease and fluff the hair to get the Afro look.
@MyNaturalSistas Big Fluffy Curly Afro Tutorial
In this video India of @MyNaturalSistas shows us step-by-step how she achieves her Big Fluffy Curly Afro. India started with individual twists all over her head followed by using 32-26 rollers to roller set the twists. India allowed her hair to air dry before taking out the roller and untwisting her hair. While untwisting her hair India was sure to begin separating the strands. Then, she used an Afro pic for the roots only to begin fluffing and making the Afro shape. In conclusion, India used her hands to pat, fluff and shape her Big Fluffy Curly Afro.
@RegalFro How To Shape an Afro
In this video @RegalFro shows us How to Shape an Afro. She began with dry and detangled hair. She then spritz her hair with water before using an Afro pic from tip to root. After combing thru her hair with the Afro pic she spritz her hair with water again for the hair to slightly shrink while she used her hands to pat the hair into the perfect Afro shape. To make sure the crown of her head looked full she used a pic to lift the roots, spritz water, and used her hands to pat and shape that section.
Comment below with any tips you have for achieving the Perfect Afro.