man with afro hair showcasing three different hairstyles

If you’re a fella with a ’fro and don’t know what to do with it, we’ve got three quick and easy hairstyles you can add to your repertoire. Since there’s so much that can be done with kinks and coils, embracing your natural hair texture may seem a bit daunting. Don’t worry, though – this trio will set you off on the right track.

Natural ’fro

Sometimes simple is better. Here’s how to make sure your afro looks its best.

Step 1: After washing your hair in the usual way, use a good quality conditioner to max out on moisture. Apply Pantene Gold Series Moisture Boost Conditioner all over your hair from root to tip.

Step 2: With the conditioner still on, run your fingers through your hair to detangle it as much as possible. Rinse when you’re ready (or sick of detangling!).

Step 3: For more ’fro and less frizz, pat your hair gently with a towel to get rid of excess water. Or try using a T-shirt – the smooth cotton-jersey fabric will help achieve frizz-free coils.

Step 4: Apply Cantu Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream to your hair and work it in from root to tip. This will leave you with a ’fro you can run your hands to – shout out to R. Kelly circa Ignition.

Step 5: Leave your hair to air dry and you’re done.

Products you’ll need

Pantene Pantene Gold Series Moisture Boost Conditioner 250ml £5.99 Buy Now
Cantu Cantu Shea Butter Leave in Conditioning Repair Cream 453g £6.99 Buy Now

Afro man bun

The fluffy texture of natural hair makes it super-simple to achieve the man bun. Here’s how…

Step 1: Gathering long afro hair into a semi-neat bun can be a challenge, so comb it back with a wide tooth comb to get it moving in the right direction.

Step 2: There’s only so much a comb can do, so ditch it and go in with your fingers. Gather your hair into a bun at the crown of your head, keeping it as smooth as possible. Once you’re happy, secure the bunch with a hair band.

Step 3: To avoid the nutty professor look, use Superdrug Men’s Hair Gel, which has a strong hold and matte finish, to tame flyaways.


Products you’ll need

Dax Dax Short & Neat 99g £3.29 Buy Now
Superdrug Superdrug Mens Hair Gel 150ml £1.99 Buy Now


The great thing about afro hair texture? You can achieve an edgy-looking Mohawk without an entire tub of gel and clippers.

Step 1: You gotta be able to get through your ’fro, so leave-in conditioner is essential. Cantu Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream is our go-to. Apply it all through your hair for less pain!

Step 2: Section the front of your hair with the Superdrug Bobbled Pintail Comb. Use the top of your ear as a guide and section horizontally from one side of your head to the other. Once you’ve got your section, secure with a hair band.

Step 3: Use the same comb to divide the rest of your hair in half (horizontally) and secure both the middle and back sections with bands.

Step 4: You should now have a line of bunches running down the centre of your head from front to back. Play with them a bit to fluff them up and help them look blended for that faux frohawk finish?.

Step 5: Tame any messy edges by smoothing them with Cantu Shea Butter Hair Dressing Pomade.

Products you’ll need

Dax Dax Wave & Groom 99g £3.29 Buy Now
Cantu Cantu Shea Butter Hair Dressing Pomade 113g £5.49 Buy Now