How to Get a Successful Afro for Men

By Blair Foy

Popularized during the 1970s, the Afro -- or "'fro" -- is a hairstyle that is rooted in African American culture. Recognized by the cloud-shaped ball of hair that surrounds the head, the Afro is a hairstyle that requires a considerable amount of time to grow out and develop. With the assistance of some styling tools and products, men can create the Afro style with their own hair.

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In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Afro helped to symbolize African American culture.

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Step 1

Braid your hair in rows around your scalp.

Step 2

Wash your hair. Gently shampoo and condition the braids.

Step 3

Allow your hair to dry. While it is drying, rub hair oil into your scalp to moisturize your skin and promote hair growth.

Step 4

Remove the braids one at a time. As you remove each braid, fluff up the hair from the scalp.

Step 5

Use the pick to fluff up your entire head of hair.

Step 6

Dab a quarter-sized amount of texturizing balm into the palm of your hand. Rub your hands together. Run your hand through your Afro to help create the Afro shape with your hair.