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!

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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.

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