19. Pink Afro with Tapered Undercut
Let’s start this list out with a bang. This pink curl is a great way to rock the classic big afro style. Of course, you’ll have to bleach your hair first and then dye it with a soft pink/bubblegum pink hair dye to get to look like this.
Then, you can ask your barber to give you a shaded curly undercut that divides the top part of your afro from the rest of your hair. Last, but not least, puff out your curls with an afro comb and you’re done.
20. Long Down Curls for Black Guys
Not all Afro has to be completely rounded and pushed up, you can also rock this hairstyle by wearing your natural curls down similar to this particular hairstyle.
To do this, you’ll have to let your hair grow longer than usual. You can even help shape the curls with hair moisturizer+hair gel and your own fingers, twisting around and pulling it down. Add tapered beard to make it edgier.
21. Low Fade Afro
Like we just said, not all afro hairstyles have to be big & completely rounded. Another good way to let your curls grow and still get an afro is to just let the top front part of your hair grow.
Meanwhile, make sure to shave down the sides and the back every month, but don’t touch the curls growing in the front; instead, make sure to constantly moisturize them to help them grow.
22. Long Curly Hair Pushed to The Front
Amongst the big afro hairstyles to try and master this 2021, this one is definitely in the top! If you’re already trying to grow the top part of your hair, then styling it this way is really easy!
You’ll need a cap (not a hat) and then style your hair to fall to your forehead. If you want to make your curls look better than ever you can get them a little wet first, twist them with your fingers and then dry them up with a diffuser.
23. Afro Chili Bowl Haircut
This is very low maintenance, easy to follow bigger afro look. To get it, you’ll have to cut down the sides of your hair, making sure the top part of your hair is always the longest part, long enough that it can cover up your head down to your ears.
Don’t forget to ask your barber to trim down the top part as well to give it the mushroom-like shape that you see in this image! Last, but not least, always part the top part of your hair down the middle.
24. Long Afro Hair with Brown Tips
Last, but not least, you can try this afro hairstyle! To get the brown lighter tips you might have to bleach and then dye your hair to get the color, although if your hair isn’t pitch black you might be able to do it without bleaching it.
As for the style itself, you will have to part your hair down the middle and puff the curls so you can’t actually see the middle part. Then simply twist and pull your afros to make them look bigger.
25. Natural Curls with Taper Fade
Another great big afro look you can try on is to make your natural curls bigger to make your afro look bigger and fuller as well. You can do this by giving your curls some shape with your fingers while it’s still wet.
How to Grow Your Afro
Believe it or not, growing out an afro, even as an Afro-American, isn’t as easy as you might think, and it requires a lot of patience to get into the big afro life and be able to actually have enough hair to style it however you want.
Now, there are two main ways you can get big afro hair. One, through a big chop, and two, through taking proper, deep care of your current hair. Let’s talk about the two options.
Chop Your Hair
Chopping or cutting your hair is probably the quickest, best way to get a bigger afro, since it instantly eliminates all the damage you might have done to your hair through the years and allows it to grow healthy from the start.
Of course, cutting all of your hair off means that you’ll have to wait a lot of time for it to grow back, but it will be worth it. Plus, you can begin to style it as you want as it grows back.
Afro Hair Care
If you don’t want to cut down all of your hair, you can start by taking care of the hair you already have. This means using the proper products for men’s curly hair, not applying any heat, and overall educating yourself on what is good and what isn’t for curly hair.
Other than that, growing a big afro hair requires you to use a proper comb that DON’T break your natural curls! (spoiler alert. Most regular combs do horrible harm to your hair), it also involves a lot of moisturizing, hand-shaping your curls and avoiding combing it too often.
As a general rule, you shouldn’t wash your hair too often (it strips away the natural oils from your hair!), and last, but not least, trim it often enough that you gradually start to get rid of the damaged part.
Then, make sure to dry it up with a blow dryer and a diffuser, using it in the lowest setting. Once it’s dry simply shake it up a little bit to give it a ‘careless’ touch and you’re done.