View Full Version : lol tryin to get that curly afro

March 26th, 2008, 09:55 PM
heres some pictures I got, I been messin around with S Curl spray in my hair for a lil bit tryin to get somewhat of a curly afro lol heres what they look like






March 26th, 2008, 10:20 PM
I like it!

March 26th, 2008, 10:21 PM
That looks pretty good!

March 26th, 2008, 10:24 PM
thank you ladies

March 26th, 2008, 11:27 PM
Looks good! You're on your way!

March 26th, 2008, 11:29 PM
Rock on, Ricky. The 'fro is looking great!

March 26th, 2008, 11:40 PM
I appreciate the support :)

March 27th, 2008, 02:14 AM
I don't know if you were going for that "big round" look that I remember from the 1970s Afros, but what you've got looks really good. It looks a bit like you twisted the ends into puffs?

Good job, keep on growing!

March 27th, 2008, 05:49 AM
Ricky. I think it looks great. Your hair is just screaming to be coiled, palm rolled and worn "up and out" for a styling op. Like baby loc starting, only comb them out before they start to loc.
See the curl tendrils that have definition? Coax that out of your whole head. It's a "safe" place to keep the curls so they don't tangle. Not many days or it will start to loc, right? Maybe five, if you sleep covered at night. You don't want tangles. Tangles = breakage when you try to get them out, no matter how sweet you are when you are combing.
You could also probably have someone do teeny tiny two strand twists that you could keep in for a few weeks. It is hard to do the tiny ones by yourself. I have a friend with hair your same texture, and she did micro two strand twists by herself and it took her a lot of a three day weekend to get them very small. But once up, it's good growing time and easy care.

Nappturality has about a million pictures. I love their site and spend a lot of time there, too.
I don't know about S spray. I think I used it on my girls and their hair ended up feeling crunchy and dry. Some glycerine or silicone in in maybe?
Have you seen Miss Jessie's site? http://missjessies.com/
You can get fro/curl options there. Look at the pics. It's girly, but they have great ways to manage curly length, and I am sure some of that could be adapted for dude hair. Be careful -- a lot of the curl was achieved with chemicals, but there are natural styles there too. Also, any two of their products cost what a family of four could spend on groceries for a week!

I just bought some of this : http://www.kinky-curly.com/shop.html
Cheaper and natural.

Also, since you have been playing around with product, you might want to do an ACV rinse. I did one on one of my girls last weekend, because I had been messing around with vatika oil. I did her Doc Bronner's scalp wash, with no-cone conditioner all over the rest of her hair, then rinsed everything until the water ran clear. Then the ACV rinse -- you should have seen the white water and bubbles coming off her hair -- for a long time!
ACV actually leaves it very soft when drying.
Then she was good to go for a natural oiling and braiding.

You have so many styling options. Keep growin'!

March 27th, 2008, 05:53 AM
Also, you know to detangle in sections with a very wide comb, while your hair is wet and slathered in conditioner, right? Pref. in the shower. Get a shower comb that has no plastic ridges down the teeth of the comb. People pay a lot of money for a no-ridge comb but I found a perfect one in the drugstore for under three bucks. I keep it in the shower. You need a super smooth one or else it will break your hair. We learned that the hard way.

March 27th, 2008, 06:12 AM
:rockerdud look'n good

March 27th, 2008, 06:30 AM
You are looking might good, Ricky! The real test? What are the girls at school saying? LOL So glad to see you enjoying the growing process!

March 27th, 2008, 08:44 AM
looking the way you like and im liking the way you look!

March 27th, 2008, 10:05 AM
That's a mighty fine 'fro, right there. It suits you quite nicely. Keep on growing, Ricky.

March 27th, 2008, 01:21 PM
you know..the afro is a rad idea but what about dreads? From what I see already-your hair wouldn't look bad at all with them in.Though I totally dig the afro idea too.Either way-you're well on your way :rockerdud

March 27th, 2008, 01:56 PM
thanks for all the support and ideas ladies :), dreadlocks would be too permanent for me

March 27th, 2008, 03:28 PM
ahhh ok.

I've always wanted dreads...just a after thought...

March 27th, 2008, 04:23 PM
Dude, that looks fantastic. It reminds me of dark dark soft lambswool.... and that IS a compliment, i want to pet it! It looks so natural and lovely!

March 27th, 2008, 05:30 PM
lol awwww thanks I hope the girls at school feel the same if I wear my hair back to school like this

March 27th, 2008, 05:38 PM
I kinda want a look like the WWE wrestler Carlito Carribbean Cool



March 28th, 2008, 12:37 AM



March 28th, 2008, 01:58 AM
your hair is well on its way to looking like Carlito Cool's - but in my opinion you are better looking than him. So keep that in mind when chatting up the girls! :D


March 29th, 2008, 10:27 PM
thanks alot Miss your the best lol

momma smurf
March 29th, 2008, 10:35 PM
Looks fantastic!! :D

March 29th, 2008, 10:57 PM
lol I'm considering wearing my hair like this at school

March 31st, 2008, 06:52 PM
lol can i get some more tips on achieving the look

March 31st, 2008, 08:02 PM
looks great

April 1st, 2008, 06:30 AM
The afro look is great and it suits you perfectly!
Andd hmmm, you seem to be in better shape than Carlito, and your hair is waay more "afro", you're gonna look much better than him. Keep on growing!

March 31st, 2009, 12:00 AM
lol can i get some more tips on achieving the look




I think it will be fuller & more like the wrestler's
(or cynthia's?) when it's longer. I hope these are helpful!

March 31st, 2009, 12:05 AM
Hmm. Your hair looks pretty well-moisturized. :)

Do you have an afro pick?

March 31st, 2009, 05:16 AM
thanks for the tips ya'll

lol and Ranchero of course I have an afro pick I can't go anywhere without it

March 31st, 2009, 09:48 AM
Wow that looks gorgeous!!! The style suits you really well :D:D:D

March 31st, 2009, 12:01 PM
So . . . like a 'fro, but with definite locks?

I like it! You are on your way!!!

March 31st, 2009, 12:25 PM
Wow awesome! I really love the kinda spikes you have going on there!!

April 1st, 2009, 08:14 PM
lol thanks ya'll but the bad part of wearing my hair like that is when I wanna detangle my hair and wear it in a round afro then I have to spend like 20 minutes combing out all the tangles