I have never been a fan of the afro. Too stiff and perfect for my taste. What I am here for is big flowy, messy hair. And because I’m lazy, twists are my go-to hairstyle. It’s easy. Here’s how to rock it.
1. SHAMPOO & CONDITION your hair with whatever you like. No natural hair nazi here. You’re safe. Right now I’m using 4 Naturals products because it was free and I want to use it up before purchasing something else.
2. MOISTURIZE. I love love love the leave-in conditioner by Oyin Handmade. And it’s reasonably priced! This is a staple for me. I also moisturize my scalp with good ole castor oil.
3. BLOW DRY. Because I have extremely coily hair, it causes me to have shrinkage. I like to have my hair stretched for a bigger fro. This is the only time I blow dry my hair. Also, it would probably be wise to use a heat protectant before you blow dry.
4. TWIST. Make about 16-20 large twists (I’m guessing), depending on how large your head is. Mine is pretty large.
The next day, untwist and fluff. VOILA. I usually re-twist my hair every night or every other night. The twists don’t have to be perfect or small. the messier, the better.
The pictures below have been the transition from my small to large twisty-fros over the last year or so. Yay for growth and not touching the shears!
Go ahead, try it.