Many black women struggle with their afro hair, often choosing to relax and straighten it rather than embrace their curls.  While this can look fantastic, the natural look often has a cool funky edge that blond sisters will never be able to achieve.

However in order to make the most of afro hair, it is important to treat it properly. The most common challenge is frizziness – to combat this  you need to use a hair moisturizer while the hair is still wet. If you have thick hair then creams usually give the best results, while finer frizzy hair will benefit from a moisturizing lotion. Try to avoid heavy, sticky products like waxes as they can dry hair out and encourage frizz. It is also important to avoid products that contain even microscopic levels of alcohol, sometimes found in hairspray.

Close cropped hair like our model’s is ideal for the summer as it looks fresh and fuss free. It will suit most face shapes, but looks especially great with heart-shaped faces with big eyes. It will also allow you to make the most of this seasons jaw-skimming earrings. And with the right accessories, a flower behind the ear or ornate diamante clips, the style will be both formal and feminine.

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to embrace your ‘fro.