Natural Black Hair – Maintaining an Afro

Maintaining a short, well-cropped, and taken care of afro is an attractive look for anything and any time in your life. It is a great look for evening wear, plus a great look for work, as well as easy to maintain for sporty types to have an easy-wear style for exercising. Here are some tips for how to keep your afro healthy.

  • Try to use only natural products for your afro. Many products can be found at the health food store, or African or Caribbean stores. You can also shop online to find what you need. Natural oils, including  shea oil, or even shea butter, Moroccan oil, or argan oil, are wonderfully moisturizing for natural Black hair and maintaining an afro.
  • There are more options that are even easier to find. Try oils such as olive oil, which you can even buy from your local grocer, and jojoba oil that are great not only for natural black hair and an afro, but also soothing for dry skin.
  • Rather than use a fine tooth comb to tame your afro, use your fingers, or a wide-toothed comb. When choosing a wide-toothed comb, try to find one as wide as when you spread out your fingers. The dollar store often has some good ones. Or you can also choose to comb your afro with the classic afro pick.