How to Grow an Afro

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How to Grow an Afro

The afro is coming back into style. Why not try this bold hairstyle to make a fashion statement of your own? Here are the ways you can grow an afro of your own.

African American Hair

African American hair is naturally curly. With a little guidance from you, you can coax your hair into growing into an afro. Here’s how.

  1. Grow your hair naturally. Get rid of weaves or hair extensions, if you are using them.
  2. Have your hair trimmed once before growing your hair out, to stimulate growth and follicle health.
  3. Moisturize your scalp and hair regularly. Moisturizing helps prevent hair from breaking and splitting.
  4. Use a wide-toothed comb to comb through your hair. This will encourage hair growth and prevent hair breakage.
  5. Eat a diet rich with proteins, fruits, vegetables and nuts. These will strengthen your hair follicles.
  6. Let your hair grow for around five to six months. Continue your routine of moisturizing and combing your hair to stimulate scalp growth.
  7. Go to a stylist to help shape the afro into the desired shape.
  8. Once you’ve grown an afro, all you need to do is to observe maintenance care, and visits to your trusted stylist.

Straight Hair

If you do not have naturally curly hair, you can still get the afro. Here’s how.

  1. Grow out your hair. To get the desired volume of an afro, you need to have a lot of hair that will be curled later on. Consult with your stylist on what hair length is the best for starting an afro.
  2. For a temporary afro, your stylist will usually curl or braid a hair to be arranged into an afro-like hairstyle.
  3. Your hair texture is also a factor in getting an afro. Tighter and springy hair curls are key for the afro to retain its shape. If your hair texture is not up to the challenge, you still have other options. The aforementioned pseudo-afro or an afro wig are two of these options.
  4. Keep in mind that the afro should only be of a certain height. Otherwise, it will get too warm and harder to maintain.
  5. Go to a stylist to have an all-over frizz on your hair to make that afro look.



  1. How to Grow an Afro | Styles Care said,

    on May 20th, 2011 at 4:57 pm

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