My 12 year old son Teboho, decided a few months ago that he wanted to grow an Afro. Initially I had mixed feelings about this because we've had more than a few rough school mornings when his hair was no longer at 'brush-cut' length, with him refusing to comb and complaining about the pain, even when his hair was moisturised.
I was quick to point out that growing his hair means caring for it properly because the longer is grows the more time and care it needs with; regular moisturising, conditioning and combing (to look neat for school). He has watched the way I care for his sister's hair and my own hair so he knew what it all meant and well, he was up for the challenge.
He washes his hair about 3 times a week mainly due to playing waterpolo but this also means that we have to keep his hair well moisturised so that it doesn't dry out, so he moisturises every morning. Also we sometimes only use conditioner on wash day, again so as not to dry the hair as shampoo stripes the hair of natural oils if used too much.
We use this spray for moisture and to prep and soften before picking it with an Afro comb
We also apply my oil mix, which consists of; Argan oil, Glycerin, Castor oil, Almond oil, Jojoba oil, Avocado oil, Olive oil and some Grapefruit essential oil for a bit of a light fragrance.
And sometimes coconut oil for a lovely healthy shine
He is loving his Afro and wants to grow it until the end of the year:-)
Let's see how we go!!
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