Wednesday, 23 September 2015

5 Ways to Style an Afro


I'm getting well into the swing of things with my natural hair and loving my afro and I'm surprised how many different styles I can create from a curly afro to a blow out, I love just how versatile my natural texture is, I never in my life when I was chemically straightening my hair thought I would be saying that. Here are my 5 favorite ways to style my afro. Normally when I just wash and go my hair is very curly, I usually just pick the roots with an afro comb and done, to create these looks I have picked my hair from root to tip, this gives me a little more length and volume, lots of volume!

The Afro with a Fringe - This is my favorite style and my go to especially on a night out, as the front of my hair has gotten much longer it tends to fall this way naturally so doesn't take too much manipulation.  If yours doesn't naturally fall this way try picking sections from the top and sides to frame your face.

The Afro with a Side Parting - With a wide tooth comb part your afro on your favorite side. I like to brush one side down to emphasize the parting.

The Afro with a headband - I am a headband fiend! I have loads of them! I think they are great way to jazz up an outfit and look lovely on a night out. To create this look, I've parted my hair in the centre and smoothed down with my hands. I have then placed the headband over the smoothed down hair and picked the ends.

The Afro Puff - This style reminds me of my childhood and a firm favorite for projecting the ends of my hair. I scoop all of my hair on to the top of my head and using a hair band (the ones without any little metal bits so they do not pull on my hair) I wrap around, I do not tie the band I leave it loose so that my puff is full and so that I am not putting too much stress on my hair.

The Afro Sweep - Feeling very much the 80s chick with this hairstyle and definitely one for a night out! All I've done to create this look is parted my hair to the side and swept one side to the back of my head and secured with bobby pins, lots of bobby pins!

That's it, 5 simple ways to style an afro. Let me know if you try any and how you get on?
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  1. BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love the ombre look the ends of your fro!

    KLP @ www.savingourstrands.com

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    1. Thank you, you are always so kind! I love the ombré too but thinking I may need to dye it back during the colder months x

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  2. Gorgeous! Absolutely love the first, third and fifth!!!

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  3. Gorgeous! Absolutely love the first, third and fifth!!!

    PS. I LOVE the new blog layout

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    1. Thanks! Definitely getting to grips with the fro, can't believe how versatile it is! x

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  4. I have such hair envy! you need to add #TheHairProject to your list too!

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    1. Thanks hun, hair project! Now there's an idea! x

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