Afro comb

Mariella Martinato
Ox Horn Afro Comb


Afro comb

Afro combs are widely used for frizzy hair and to add volume to the hair. An afro comb, also known as an afro comb, is a large comb or pick with large, wide teeth that can get into tightly curled hair and lift it up and out of the head without destroying the curl. This type of comb is often used to create, style and maintain an afro hairstyle.

The afro comb is based on a traditional African hair care tool that used long teeth attached to a handle to shape the hair into the desired shape. The original African afro picks were usually made of wood or bone, but today's afro picks, which are often still referred to as "afro-picks", are in many cases made of plastic, although some metal ones have metal tines. The teeth of an afro comb are extremely long, between 7 and 10 centimeters, so that they can reach to the scalp.

How do you use an afro comb?

  1. Dampen your hair
    An afro hairstyle should never be combed when it is dry. Combing an afro hairstyle can lead to breakage and hairline cracks. It is better to comb an afro hair while it is still damp or slightly wet. This is because, when the afro hair is damp or slightly wet, it is still flexible so combing is not harmful. You can moisten the hair by, for example, spraying it with a little water.

  2. Divide the hair
    Section the hair depending on how thick and how long it is. Do you have short hair? Then you don't necessarily have to divide it up. Long frizzy hair, on the other hand, requires some sections. The number of divisions in the hair also depends on the volume of the hair and the time you have to prepare.

  3. Ideally use a nourishing product
    If you want to go all out, you can apply a moisturizer to your hair. For example, use natural oils such as Jojoba, coconut, olive oil and shea butter.

  4. Comb the hair per section with the suitable afro comb
    Use a seamless wide afro comb. Grab the first section and gently comb it from the ends of the hair closer to the roots. Perform this step for each partition created. After you have combed all sections with the afro comb, you can choose to comb through your entire hair again with the comb, so you can be sure that you have not missed anything!

  5. Blow-dry using an afro comb
    Because frizzy hair is often very delicate and can break easily if not treated properly, it is recommended to use a hair dryer with ion technology. Never blow dry your hair without a good heat protectant spray or cream. In addition, it is important to never expose your hair to a heat higher than 180 degrees Celsius. The afro comb can help you during blow-drying to get to the right place without any problems.

The afro comb and its materials

As with any comb, it is very important for an afro comb that it is made of the right materials. The right materials prevent static frizz, do not ruin the natural hair structure and distribute any used oils through the hair in the right way. The most commonly used materials for creating an afro comb is plastic. Plastic is naturally static and you can often find it in the cheaper webshops. It is advisable to purchase an afrocomb made of (imitation) wood or, for example, carbon composite. With these three materials you assure yourself of high quality without being hindered by static shocks and frizzy hair.


Our choice:
Comby Afro Comb

The Afro Comb from Comby is a vintage afro comb made of a durable imitation wood.

Style your afro haircut or quiff with this comb, because the comb is ideal for adding a lot of volume to your haircut. Because the comb is made of wood, it does not become static and you prevent your hair from frizzing.

Chicago Comb Co Afro Comb - Model No. 7 Carbon Fiber

This afro comb from Chicago Comb Co. Is perfect for detangling, lifting and plucking your hair. The model no. 7 is suitable for both men and women and is perfect for long, curly and natural hair styles, as well as afro hairstyles, pompadours and large beards. The comb is made of high quality carbon composite fiber which is light weight, yet very strong. Unlike traditional plastic combs, this comb from Chicago Comb Co. naturally antistatic.


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