15 Natural Afro Hairstyles You Would love
In 2012 Solange Knowles had an online interview with Essence Magazine where she talked about her natural Afro hairstyles haircare secrets. Apparently, not everyone was happy with her Afro. One critic went as off as comparing her natural Afro to that of a homeless person.
In the interview she had said ‘I actually love my natural hair when it’s in a twist out and it’s been slept on for five days and revived by the steam of the shower.’
The singer then 25 aim to liberate herself and not feel constrained by her locks like many black women with natural Afro hairstyles do.
The Afro hairstyle is a reflection of appreciation of black beauty and a redefinition of personal style.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s those with natural Afro hairstyles felt a sense of commonality. It was seen as a person’s willingness to go against racial injustice.
Much has not changed since the come back of natural Afro hairstyles in 2010. Afro hairstyle has come to stay. Below you will find easy to follow steps to make chic looking Afro and 15 beautiful Afro styles.
Natural Afro Hairstyles Step-by-Step
- Before styling, apply shampoo and conditioner.
- Depending on the length of your hair, divide your hair into three or four sessions and apply leave-in conditioner. The Leave-in conditioner will help keep your hair moist and manageable.
- For a well cutting technique, start from the back sections.
- Release the bottom section and gently take a small part sectioning it vertically.
- With less tension, cut from short increase the length as you progress using the perimeters as your guide.
- When you are done with the back section, continue with the front but this time lifting your hair to an angle of 90 degrees and cut from short to long.
- Keep it going like this until you reach your front hairline.
- Once you are done cutting, you can refine the front layering and add fringe if you so choose.
- The next thing is to emulsify your damp hair with some moisturizing creme. Apply an ample amount on each section.
- Divide the back section into two and do a two strand twist on each side. Put a little tension while you are twisting from roots to ends.
- Repeat the process until you have twisted all your hair.
- sit under a hooded dryer for like 30 minutes.
- To lock in moisture and make it easy to style, massage few drops of oil into your hair before you untwist and gently separate your hair with your fingers.
- Gently lift your hair with an Afro comb for volume.
This summer push up the volume of your hair with these 15 beautifully crafted natural Afro hairstyles that we have put together for you.