Afro hair girls: it’s time to get those locks in formation. Whether you have coiled, kinky or wavy afro hair, we’ve got the best shampoos, conditioners, treatments and styling agents to keep your curls looking and feeling their best. This is our edit of the very best afro hair products, alongside some great tips and tricks to help perfect your haircare routine.
Afro hair itself is a lot weaker than caucasian hair types due to the structure of the fibre being more porous, and so being more prone to damage. So, when you overexpose this kind of hair to ingredients like SLS, and heated styling tools, damage can occur a lot quicker and a lot more easily. We have put together our edit of the best tips, tricks and products to looking after afro hair and keeping it looking and feeling its healthiest.
Best shampoo for afro hair
When looking at shampoos for afro hair, it’s important to look for nourishing formulas that replenish the oils in your hair. This will keep your curls looking and feeling super soft, healthy and shiny.
There are 3 rules you need to follow when shampooing your afro hair, and these are our best tips:
1. Pre-shampoo treatments
A pre-shampoo treatment is pretty self-explanatory, but the science behind it is fascinating. Not only does it help to shield afro hair against damaging ingredients (such as SLS, but more on those below), yet it also feeds your hair with moisture and prevents further water loss throughout your haircare routine.
Our favourites are the KeraCare Thermal Wonder Pre-Poo Treatment, which contains both moringa and marula oils to rejuvenate parched afro hair and leave it feeling super soft and ready for the other products in your routine.