How to Get the Perfect Afro

Ever seen those people who can pull off a perfectly round afro and wondered how they do it? I like to wear my hair out in an afro every once in a while and sometimes, it takes a little bit of work to make it well-rounded. It's easier, in my opinion to do it on shrunken hair, but if you want a big a$$ fro, you can follow the steps below.

  1. Start with moisturized, stretched hair. Stretch your natural hair using twists, braids, banding, etc. Make sure to not overstretch your hair to the point that it's almost straight and limp. The hair at the top of my head has looser curls and stretches a lot better than the other parts. It's always harder to get it to stand up well for my afro. 
  2. Make sure your hair is trimmed well. Getting rid of split ends and knots will go a long way in achieving the perfect afro look. 
  3. I know some people don't like to use combs on their natural hair but an afro pick can be vital here. Lightly fluff the ends of the hair with the pick until it's uniform.
  4. Pat your hair down to make it even and until you get the perfect shape for your face.


  1. My hair cannot stay in a well rounded afro because of it's texture.

  2. My TWA will still rock an afro! :)

  3. I think my hair can rock an afro...I will make sure to follow these steps someday.


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