Afro – Shine My Crown

by Kareem Graves
Alias: Fro, Jackson 5

An afro is a hairstyle characterized by a rounded, fluffy shape, typically worn by people with naturally curly or kinky hair. It is achieved by growing out the hair without the use of chemicals or heat styling, and then shaping it into a rounded silhouette. The afro became popular in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s as a symbol of Black pride and identity, and it continues to be worn today as a fashionable and cultural hairstyle. The size and shape of an afro can vary depending on the length and texture of the hair, as well as personal styling preferences.

Here is a step-by-step tutorial for creating an afro hairstyle:

What you’ll need:

  • Wide-Tooth Comb
  • Afro Pick
  • Leave-In Conditioner
  • Styling Gel or Cream
  • Hair Clips or Ties

Step 1: Wash and condition your hair
Start by washing and conditioning your hair with products that work for your hair type. After rinsing out the conditioner, gently towel-dry your hair.

Step 2: Apply leave-in conditioner
Apply a leave-in conditioner to your hair to add moisture and prevent breakage. Be sure to distribute the product evenly throughout your hair.

Step 3: Detangle your hair
Using a wide-tooth comb, detangle your hair from the ends to the roots. Be gentle and avoid pulling or tugging on your hair, as this can cause breakage.

Step 4: Apply styling product
Apply a styling product of your choice to your hair, making sure to coat each section evenly. Use a gel or cream that is designed for afro-textured hair, as these products are formulated to help define and hold curls.

Step 5: Section your hair
Section your hair into manageable portions using clips or ties. This will make it easier to work on each section without getting overwhelmed.

Step 6: Define your curls
Using your fingers or an afro pick, begin to define your curls by gently pulling them apart. This will help to create volume and shape in your afro.

Step 7: Shape your afro
Continue defining your curls until your entire head is covered. Use your afro pick to lift your hair at the roots to add even more volume. Shape your afro by gently fluffing it out with your fingers or an afro pick until you achieve the desired look.

Step 8: Maintain your afro
To maintain your afro, sleep with a satin bonnet or on a satin pillowcase to help preserve moisture and prevent breakage. Refresh your afro in the morning by spritzing it with water and applying a small amount of styling product as needed.

And that’s it! With a little patience and practice, you can achieve a beautiful and full afro.

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