African American Woman

Growing an afro can take considerable time. It's a commitment well worth it. Follow these basic tips to make growing an afro a bit smoother.

Trim your hair one last time before beginning to grow your hair out. This haircut will help to stimulate scalp growth and promote follicle health.

Care for your hair while growing it out. Moisturizing the scalp is important during the growth process as it helps keep hair from breaking and splitting.

Attain a wide toothed comb or pick to comb through the hair during growth to prevent breakage. Smaller combs break hair follicles and impede healthy strands from flourishing.

Let your hair grow for approximately 5 to 6 months, depending on your hair-growth pattern. Some people may take less time, some longer. Various supplements are available to supposedly speed growth, but the best medicine is simply scalp stimulation and time.

Trim your afro to ensure growth is even on each side. Continue to moisturize and using your wide tooth pick to manage your hair. You may go to a stylist to have them help you shape your afro so that it remains neat and even.

Enjoy your've worked for it. Maintaining it should be easy, given the new skills you've acquired in hair care.


  • Try to avoid breakage by not combing your hair too much.

  • Wash your hair 2 to 3 times a week depending upon the dryness level.

  • Braid or corn-row your hair to help to speed the growth process.