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How to Make Afro Hair Smoother

Updated April 17, 2017

Maintaining smooth, healthy Afro hair can be somewhat challenging, especially if you do not visit a beautician on a regular basis. However, when you learn what products and tools to apply to your hair, you'll notice how smooth your hair begins to feel. Afro hair comes in several sizes, shapes, textures and lengths, which means that everyone has to approach hair care in a slightly different way. What works for one person may not always work for you. Getting that smooth look you always desired may require a little experimenting.

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  1. Purchase a gentle clarifying shampoo to remove build-up such as dirt and dandruff in your Afro. Wash your hair with the gentle clarifying shampoo every other day and notice how smooth your hair becomes. Dry your Afro hair with a hard hat dryer for deep conditioning and extra smoothness and softness.

  2. Buy a moisturising shampoo and use it along with the gentle clarifying shampoo. The moisturising shampoo softens your Afro hair by strengthening your roots and ends.

  3. Use a light protein conditioner on your Afro hair only once a month. Leave the protein conditioner in for about 15 minutes and then rinse it out. A protein condition smoothens your Afro hair by restoring damaged or weak hair.

  4. Apply a serum to your hair each time you style it. Serum helps your Afro hair to hold in moisture, remaining soft and smooth. Purchase the serum in a liquid or spray form.

  5. Wrap your hair in a satin scarf before going to bed. This may be the most important step in making your hair smoother. Satin scarves preserve the moisture in your hair and maintains your style while keeping it smooth.

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Things You'll Need

  • Gentle clarifying shampoo
  • Moisturising shampoo
  • Light protein conditioner
  • Hair serum
  • Satin scarf

About the Author

A family therapist and graduate of the University of Louisville, Tyran DeWalt has written relationship and holistic self-care practice advice for close to a decade. DeWalt relishes in being able to combine his zeal for writing and his commitment to assisting people manage everyday life challenges.

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