Rock your natural texture
From twist-outs to Mohawks and curly top knots – going natural offers you the same styling diversity as any other hair type. Wanna do a retro ’Fro? Here’s how!
Add lift and volume for a retro ’Fro
1 Wash your hair with a sulphate-free shampoo or co-wash using a conditioner instead of shampoo to soften your strands. For extra protection, apply an anti-breakage or damage-repair hair mask and leave it in for three to five minutes. Comb through with a wide-tooth comb, then rinse off.
2 To avoid using heat on your hair, wrap an old cotton T-shirt (it calms frizz) around your head for 15 minutes. Then let it air dry. With the same wide-tooth comb, divide your hair into six to eight sections. Apply a blob of nourishing hair food to each section to moisturise your scalp and strands.
3 This is the part that will test your arm strength. Take small sections (about 4cm each) and apply an anti-shrinkage cream to keep hair from reverting into tighter coils. Then separate each section into two equal strands and twist them together from the roots to the ends. Repeat until your head is covered in twists.
4 Leave your hair in these twists for 24 hours – it even works as a style on its own if your twists are neat enough. At night, cover up with a scarf or head wrap (satin ones are great for keeping your hair moisturised) to stop the twists from coming undone while you sleep.
5 When you’re ready, undo the twists carefully and spritz on an oil moisturiser for shine. You could leave these cute twist-outs as they are if you like, but for a big ’Fro look, gently comb your hair through in an upward motion using a wide-tooth comb. The result? A full disco-era effect.