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12 Cute And Easy Ways To Wear Your Fro

Some of the simple and easiest styles I know that work well for curls or fros.

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1. The Headwrap

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The perfect style for a bad hair day, The Headwrap is a simple and easy way to style your fro and give it a rest. This style pretty much works with any wardrobe and it takes minutes.

Click here for the perfect headwrap tutorial (Scroll to 1:46 for the first style)

2. The Mighty Poof

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A personal favourite, this style is great for when you just want your hair out of your face, but it still gives you the opportunity to flaunt your curls.

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You will need:

OGX Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner (A simple Wash & Go works fine.)

Pure Coconut Oil- Massage onto ends of hair.

Use a medium sized natural bristle hair brush to neaten up sides & a wide tooth comb to volumise your poof!


3. Bantu Knots

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Bantus are a signature look for many naturalistas across the globe, and it's a great way to achieve curls without any styling tools. Just section, twist hair and then wrap around and secure.

Learn exactly how to do this here.

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I remember a time when I was much more adventurous with my baby hair, or ("slicked down tendrils" as I recently have read in some of the fashion magazines that think this is new). This style (well, a version of it) has seen a new wave of popularity.

Note: Dont forget the comb sticking out to give it some TRUE authenticity. C'mon now.


6. The Blow Out

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Now, there are a hell of a lot of ways to wear your fro, but sometimes us curly gurls would rather just take the easy option. This style is quick, simple and easy and with volume like this, it's guaranteed to turn heads.

You will need:

Babyliss Blowdryer with diffuser extension: (This reduces the amount of heat on your fro and maximises volume)

Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Cream: Apply when wet and distribute evenly through the hair.

Use a wide tooth comb to stretch curls as you dry. Focus on the roots first to get the volume.

Coconut oil: Massage into ends of hair after blow dry.

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Okay so it's not a Mohawk, but it works to achieve a similar look. This way involves no pins and is a super quick style.

Just section both sides of your hair and gather loosely into a band with the remaining hair in the middle section. Then draw out strands as you wish to achieve a fuller "Mohawk"!

9. The Pencil Case

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Do you ever not have enough pockets to store all of the pencils you always happen to be carrying? Well, here's your solution.

Note: please don't actually put pencils and/or sharp items in your Fro!

10. The Freestyle

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Sometimes instead of pulling at your hair, it's best to just let it breathe. Comb through hair and detangle when wet and leave hair to air dry. Use simple products like Pure Moroccan Argan Oil that still leave your hair feeling light while also moisturising and protecting.

11. The Two Bunz

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Yeah that's right Bunz, with a Z.

This is a really simple style that takes me pretty much no time at all. It's an easy go to when you're in a hurry and its protective for those particularly cold days.

For afro-texture hair, the winter can be particular hard as the cold weather aids in breaking hair by dryng it out. This style works well, especially when sealed with a good natural oil such as Coconut or Olive Oil.

12. The Deadly Weapon

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I've got to thank Foxy Brown for this one. The lady who made me realise just how awesome Afros can be.

Note: Please don't actually put weapons in your Fro. Or anywhere for that matter.