That handsome head of curls might get you all the attention when you’re at the bar with the boys (are we right or are we right?) but Afro hair needs a little more TLC than most hair types to stop it getting dry and frizzy. This doesn’t mean spending hours in the hair salon (although if that’s what you like doing at a weekend, who are we to judge?). It’s just about picking the right products to get your hair looking as mighty fine as the rest of you. Stick with us, and read on…
Lather up with Palmer's Coconut Oil Zero Break Cleansing Oil Shampoo, which contains coconut, avocado and almond oil to strengthen hair and help prevent breakage. Wet your hair and rub a 50p-sized blob into your scalp to get a good foam going, then rinse thoroughly. Tip: shampooing too often – twice a week is more than enough – can strip hair of moisture, leaving it hard to style.
Now for conditioner, which you’ll need to add moisture and keep those curls soft. Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Zero Break Conditioner has the same oils as the shampoo, which help to seal in shine so your hair looks and feels healthier. Smooth it through the hair, leave on for a few minutes, then rinse well.
You think we’re done conditioning? Nope. Top up with a leave-in conditioner to leave your curls looking preem. Cantu Shea Butter Leave In Conditioning Repair Cream is designed for coarser hair types and delivers a hit of hydration with shea butter and natural oils to help strengthen and repair. Gently tousle a small amount through your hair, making sure to apply it evenly.
Comb through with a Superdrug Extra Wide Afro Comb to make your hair look styled and slick. Leave to dry for about 15 minutes, then admire your handiwork in the mirror. Looking good, my friend.