The Best Products for Afro Hairstyles

The Best Products for Afro Hairstyles

Afro hairstyles need extra love and care. You want to look smooth like Foxxy Cleopatra, not unruly like a clown. We understand.

So which products should you use?

Hair Oils

Afro hair follicles produce a lot of oils and sebum, but the oils don’t always get distributed along the length of the hair fibre because of its coiled shape. This is why it will typically be quite dry.

Use a hair oil like Phytospecific’s Baobab Oil to supplement natural oil production and help keep the fibres flexible. This multi-purpose pre-shampoo oil nourishes dehydrated hair, scalp, and also body. Intensely hydrating, the oil promotes stronger, more manageable, hair, whilst providing sun protection and shielding against free radicals, which can cause damage and frizz.

It also contains a high castor oil content, which is like gold liquid for afro hairstyles.

An Ultra-Kind Shampoo or Cleanser

Washing your hair strips it of natural oils, which afro hairstyles are already in short supply of. So don’t wash too often and use the right kind of shampoo, something like Philip Kingsley’s Moisture Extreme Jet Set (a trio including shampoo, conditioner and the cult elasticizer). This 3 step hair care regime has been specifically designed for African-Caribbean (or extremely over-processed, bleached hair). Each product penetrates deep within the hair’s inner fibres to nourish and strengthen, while smoothing, de-frizzing and adding shine.

Alternatively if you’re looking to go shampoo free, nothing gets you a happy ‘fro like Briogeo’s Be Gentle, Be Kind Avocado + Quinoa Co-wash cleanser: a non-lathering, sulfate-free cleansing conditioner that lifts away dirt and impurities from the hair, while rehydrating, nourishing, and detangling. Wonder ingredient avocado oil is packed with hair-essential fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamin E, and protein to replenish and maintain hydration from the inside out. Meanwhile, quinoa extract forms a protective barrier around the cuticle to shield against free radicals and retain moisture and nutrients to the hair.

Conditioning Masks and Treatments

Afro hairstyles defy gravity, and that kind of mystical power needs extra attention with extra-hydrating and extra-conditioning products. Transform your hair’s texture with Phyto’s Phytokeratine Extreme Hair Mask which works in the short and long-term. The sumptuous, melt-in formula envelopes each fibre in prodigious nutrition, restoring elasticity and strength to renew hair with ultimate softness, suppleness and shine. This ultra-rich formula contains the breakthrough ingredient sapote butter, which is twice as rich in omega 6 and 9 fatty acids than shea butter.

We also love the KLORANE Mask with absyssinia oil, an intense conditioning treatment that will target weak and damaged hair fibres, alleviate frizz and smooth tangles, and Alterna’s Pre-shampoo Treatment which is specifically formulated for women whose hair just can’t get enough moisture.

Only the Best Comb

Your hair is your crown so it makes sense to use the most exquisite tools. Mason’s Pearson’s Rake Comb is fantastic for afro hair. The hand-crafted, extra wide-toothed Swiss comb will help you style your afro with ease. It massages the scalp and distributes product and natural oils evenly through the hair.

Mason’s Pearson’s C7 comb is crafted from smooth acrylic to prevent hair damage. All Mason Pearson Combs are hand-made from the finest culluloid material in the world, the same material used for designer costume jewelry and eyewear. Look carefully at the tortoise pattern. You’ll notice the 3D effect of the shell pattern. This is the result of an internationally patented process that replicates natural tortoise shell.

If you’re frustrated with a super thick afro that’s often out of control, choose the Tangle Teezer’s Thick & Curly Brush, which uses Firmflex Technology and unique bristles to help you tame your mane.

So long breakage!



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