Although I have watched many a family members pick out their hair, I have to admit that I am late in discovering the benefits of the tried and true afro pick. Just a few weeks ago, I stumbled upon vlogger and curly hair extraordinaire, taren 916 aka Taren Guy’s video of her wash and go. She finished by using the ever reliable afro pick.
Taren’s hair went from flat curls, which were quite cute, to full on mane. Roar! I was mesmerized. Why hadn’t I thought of that? I guess it’s because when I think of an afro pick, I picture thicker, fully picked out fros. I didn’t realize that I could use it to “pick up/out” my hair from the roots. I tried it, and it works!
For my desired look, I work with hair that has been styled from my wash and go. Once this is finished, I grab a pick and only pick up the first ½ inch to 1 inch of hair (at the roots) and blow dry these areas with a hair dryer on high heat, high speed. It’s typically recommended to use low heat, high speed, but I up the heat due to my old dryer.
If you’re going for full on fro aka Afro Samurai (love that movie!), then motion the pick completely through your hair. You may not need heat to do this. Just make sure that your hair is moisturized. Play around with your picking motion to achieve the look that works for you. Results will vary depending on your hair texture.
If you like the fully froed out look, at under $5, this will do the do.
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