Afro festival hair ideas

Festival and holiday season are upon us! With it comes to the plethora of decisions. What to wear? Is there a thing as TOO much glitter? And if you have afro hair, how will you keep it looking sleek when the heat has other ideas? Luckily for you, we have created three festival-friendly looks that’ll have your hair looking on point all weekend long!

Look 1: Afro pigtails with cornrows

Step 1: Part your hair down the middle and section into two.  Pull two small sections from the front of your face and create two cornrows and continue to plait the remainder of the hair. Apply ORS Edge Control for extra hold and moisture.

Step 2:  Taking one side of the remaining hair, pull back tight and secure with a band.

Step 3: Take a section of hair, wrap it around the band and continue to twist until your halfway down. Secure with another band to create a bunched section. Without reaching the bottom, secure another band, or hair ring, to create three even sections of hair.

Step 4: Repeat the process on the other side.

Step 5: For an instant festival look, attach beads to the bottom of the braid.

Step 6:  Jazz up the look with VO5 Edit Fixing Spray for Glitter and Barry M Biodegradable Pick ‘N’ Glitz glitter.

Step 7: Apply a small amount of Creme of Nature Argan Oil Style & Shine Foaming Mousse for extra hold.

Look 2: Sleek and short finger waves

Step 1: Ensure your hair has lots of moisture in before starting this style, it will help it hold for longer.

Step 2: Apply a strong hold hair gel through your hair, we have used the ECO Styler Moroccan Argan Oil Styling Gel, to smooth and hold the hair. Style using a fine-tooth comb.

Step 3: You can leave the hair to dry naturally or wrap it tightly with a satin scarf and apply heat using a hairdryer.

Step 4: Want to stand out from the crowd? Carefully attach a hair accessory to your freshly styled hair… and get ready to party!

Look 3: Boho braids with extensions

Step 1: Split your hair into two sections and clip away any hair which you are not planning on adding to the braid.

Step 2: Start to cornrow the hair, adding in the extension and more hair as you continue to create the braid.

Step 3: Use ORS Edge Control to smooth down the edges of your hair.

Step 4: Repeat the process on the other side until you are left with two long, luscious braids. Apply Schwarzkopf’s got2b Glue Blasting Freeze Spray to help your hair stay in as long as possible.

Step 5: Wrap the ends of the braids together at the ends using colourful yarn wraps.

Step 6: Increase the free-spirited festival vibe by completing the look by adorning the braids with flowers of your choice and securing the look with Creme of Nature Argan Oil Style & Shine Foaming Mousse.