Radio and television personality Carol Ofori has been wearing her hair natural for the past five years and says she feels most confident with natural hair.
Since cutting her hair and going natural in 2016 Carol Ofori has learned quite a few important tips and tricks to keep her hair looking its best. Below, she shares some tips on how women can ensure their afro is being kept strong, healthy and shiny
Moisture is your hair’s best friend
It’s very important to find that sweet spot when washing your hair. Wash your hair often enough making sure you don’t over wash your hair. Water is your afro’s best friend, the more water you put into your afro, along with moisturising products, the better.
Use products to keep your hair healthy
The biggest thing about having an afro is to give it lots and lots and lots of love and moisturising products help do just that. I love using argan oil as well as avocado and grapeseed oil to help lock in the moisture. These oils are really good for your hair and help keep your afro shiny. Carol also recommends using moisturisers that have either coconut oil, shea butter and other moisturising properties to keep your natural hair looking its best.
Wear protective hairstyles
When it comes to changing up your hairstyles, it’s important to keep your natural hair in an environment that promotes growth. So, braids and cornrows and other hairstyles that protect your natural hair will be the best way to ensure growth and healthy hair.
Section out your hair while combing
Don’t just take a comb and comb it. Section it into four sections and then comb each section separately and give it a lot of love. It will make all of the difference.
Never sleep with your afro out
Never sleep with your afro out. Try to twist it out if you can. Use some of the moisturising products before bed while doing this and use it again every morning when you remove the twists from your hair. Trust me, this is a game-changer.