The New Afro
So, it seems, after so much time has passed, the same styles are making a come-back, however the new afro has a new twist!
More and more, we are seeing natural ethnic hair textures being worn by many models in magazines and on T.V. We are seeing natural hair styles on commercials and in the stores when we buy our children ethnic dolls. It seems that everywhere we turn, it is becoming “the norm” to see African American women wear their own natural textures. Whether they have tightly coiled locks or large spirals, “natural” is indeed the new texture.
The new afro has a brand new twist because often times, the hair is twisted to set these amazing spirals. Using a setting lotion or spray (or any type of product that will help to set, define and hold your style), simply set your spirals by using an individual two-strand twist method or by doing flat two-strand twists (these look similar to two-strand cornrows). After your hair has completely dried, remove the strands and separate your curls with your fingers. If you prefer a neat, curly afro, do not separate the curls too much and apply an oil or sheen to keep the ends from frizzing. If you want to go all out and “big” is your goal, separate your curls and squirt a few sprays of water mist (hold the bottle as far from your hair as possible to prevent too much shrinkage).
If you wish to add length or volume to your locks, you can always add a kinky extension to help you achieve this look as well. There are a few afro textured products such as afro bulk hair or an afro braid that will allow you to braid or interlock in your afro.
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