How do you make African American hair curly?


Quick Answer

To make African-American hair curly, wash and condition it, wrap sections around straws, pin them up, dry the hair, remove the straws, and apply hair oil. The supplies you need are shampoo, conditioner, a towel, a comb, setting lotion, straws, end papers, hair pins, a hooded dryer and hair oil.

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  1. Wash and condition the hair

    Shampoo and condition the hair with moisturizing products. Rinse thoroughly, and dry the hair with a towel. Gently comb the damp hair with a wide-toothed comb.

  2. Wrap the hair around drinking straws

    Apply alcohol-free setting lotion to a 1/2-inch section of hair, comb it through, and fold an end paper around the end of the section. Wrap the hair around a drinking straw, roll it up to the scalp, and secure it with a bobby pin. Repeat with the rest of the hair.

  3. Dry the hair

    Dry the hair with a hooded dryer. Keep the hood on until the hair is completely dry.

  4. Remove the straws

    Shut off the dryer, and remove the hood. Remove the pins, and unroll the hair, starting at the nape of the neck.

  5. Separate and set the curls

    Gently separate the curls with your fingers, and mist the hair with oil. Apply additional hair oil daily.

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