Get Reacquainted With The Afro Pick
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Wash-n-go’ have been my go-to style this summer– as is it most summers. Strange that I refer to simply washing my hair and walking out the door as a “hair style” but here we are. I love the convenience and short drying time. It’s also quick and carefree and fits into my simple fast-pace lifestyle. The key to getting your kinks and curls big and voluminous is the Afro Pick. Once your hair is completely dry take the Afro Pick and focusing on the roots gently lift the hair. Only focus on the roots. If you try to rake through your hair it can cause frizz and separate the curls. Remember to never attempt to work on wet or damp it’ll only cause more frizz and it’ll be a disaster. But it’s more than a quick trip to your local beauty supply store. I’ve yet to find a high quality Afro Pick from the beauty supply store. They tend to have really bad seems that causes friction and frizz as well as the occasional snagging. For such a simple tool you’d think they’d make more of an effort. Your best bet are online retailers or small boutique stores. You want to make sure that it’s seamless, has a good number of prongs (or teeth) I like 10 or more, made with high quality material. Some like metal but I find that pricks my scalp too much if I don’t use one that has tapered or rubber tips. Cricket makes a nice tortoise-colored pick that’s infused with argan oil that’ll be great for most women. Goody makes a large pick for those with dense hair. But the prettiest combs and picks you’ll ever find are handmade by etsy seller, Eternally in Amber. They’re so unique and so beautiful that you’ll just want to collect them.