Afro Maintenance

The Right Afro Tools (Combs, Brushes etc.)

When it comes to the contents of your tool kit, which gadgets are worth investing in? “For natural afro hair, invest in a wide tooth comb for when it’s wet so you’re not pulling or tugging on it,” recommends Johnnie. “You don’t really want to brush it. Even for relaxed and smooth hair types, I still use one as I don’t want to draw it out from the root.

"Secondly, you want a good afro comb and thirdly a round soft bristle brush for blowdrying and smoothing out hair if you want a straight look. Bristles are softer in texture (whether they are bore or nylon bristles) and ideal for the motion of stretching and redirecting the hair shaft to get that smooth look.”