It might be tempting to straighten your kinky hair for your upcoming Christmas party, but a Christmas party is the perfect occasion to stand out from the crowd and opt for a hairstyle that showcases the true beauty of your afro hair. Here are five of our most manageable yet fashionable kinky hairstyles to don for your next Christmas party.
The Glamourous High Bun
The high bun is a perfect Christmas party afro hair look as it looks beautiful and is very easy to create. If you at least have medium length hair, you can adopt this style without using any extensions or a wig. To begin, spray the drier parts of your curls with water using a spray bottle. Then finger tangle your curls before using a wide-tooth comb to brush your hair in an upwards direction. Next, apply our Curling Crème with Coconut & Jamaican Black Castor Oils on the front and back edges of your hair to keep its shine. Finally, brush this product in to your hair to make sure it stays flat.
After this, use a hairbrush to bring all your hair together to form a bun. Tie your curls firmly with a band with your ends looped at the back. To ensure the smoothness of your creation, apply a small amount of our curling crème again in an upwards motion towards the bun and use a silk scarf over your bun to help it set for around 20 minutes. You are then left with a chic bun framing your face.
Try our Curl Elongating Gel with Flaxseed Oil & Rosewater if you are a fan of achieving stretched afro curls with definition but without heat. Our gel is packed with natural ingredients like flaxseed oil & rosewater, which can give you stronger, glossier hair with a no crunch shine. For longer curls for your afro, put your curls into sections and then use your finger to apply this mixture onto each section. For a more eye-catching look, you could also opt for some accessories like a bedazzled pin to glam up your elongated afro curls.
The Sensual Side Puff
Similarly to the glamourous afro hair bun, you need to make sure that your curls are clean, easy to detangle, and moisturised. Then stretch your hair without heat using our Curl Elongating Gel with Flaxseed Oil & Rosewater. Next, comb your afro curls out from its ends to roots using a wide-toothed comb. Once your hair is detangled, pull all your hair into a puff at the centre of your head. Then use a toothbrush or an edge brush to smooth all the edges of your hair. After this, instead of leaving the puff in the centre, pull one side of your band to make your puff cascade down a side of your head.
The Effortless Ponytail
Another much-loved hairstyle is the effortless ponytail. Try this out for a sleek afro hair look. After washing and conditioning your afro hair, use a fine-toothed comb to create a side or middle parting. Next, use our Leave-In Conditioner with Manuka Honey & Avocado Oil from root to tip to smooth your hair and detangle it with your fingers.
Following this, separate your hair into three sections and use a gel to smooth each section down using a bristle brush. Then gather all parts of your afro hair into a low ponytail and lastly use a fine-tooth comb to style your baby hairs and then lay them using a toothbrush. If you want more volume and definition for this look, you could opt for a ponytail extension and attach it to your bun.
The Edgy Frohawk
Turn heads with this classic Christmas party hairstyle by first washing your hair with a sulphate-free shampoo. Then apply our Leave-In Conditioner with Manuka Honey & Avocado Oil to make the process of detangling easier. Next, using the ends of your comb, create a horizontal parting from one ear to another. After this, pull the lower section of your hair near your neck together to form a short ponytail.
Then, create another ponytail on the middle of your head and the last one at the top of your head. Follow this process by applying a few pumps of our Everyday Curl Refresh with Coconut & Jamaican Black Castor Oils to your three ponytails. Then, softly pull each of your ponytails to fluff them out for a fuller effect.
Your Christmas party style for your afro hair doesn’t have to take a lot of time to put together. The most important thing is to sustain a good winter hair care routine in the weeks leading up to your party so these styles help your hair looks its best.