I am NO expert on African hair. In fact, I’ve probably done Amelia’s hair less than 10 times! (Maybe far less??) Mrs. Linda, Amelia’s SAINT of a teacher at the church, keeps doing her hair for me!
Let me tell you… it is a relief.
When I do Amelia’s hair, it OFTEN ends up in tears. And I don’t just mean from Amelia. When my baby cries from pain that I inflict, you better believe that my tears get going, too!
Even so, I have learned just a few tips for African hair. Believe me, the things I am sharing have changed my hair-care LIFE! 🙂
Buy a Tangle Teezer brush! Mine was about $10 on Amazon, and it instantly cut my de-tangling time by more than half! I have no idea why all of the ads show white people. This brush is so incredible on African hair!
Watch a YouTube video about how to do a two strand twist. I’ve only done this once, but it was much easier than braiding. And best of all, when you take it out, it becomes a “two strand twist out,” which looks like a “twist” on the classic afro to me, (at least as long as the hair is not so long,) and I love it!
Shampoo is almost never needed. Learn what it means to “conditioner-wash.”