Curly fros and Haircuts


Hey you guys I have a question, at what length is it possible to make a fro with 3b/3c hair. my hair right now is about shoulder length curly and I want to cut it into a curly fro style kinda like this or a little longer. My hair type resembles Kelis when she was still a curly. I want it to be wash and go, I really hate manipulating my hair after washing it, I kinda want it to just form into a fro. My hair at its current length doesnt stick up and I cant remember a time when it did fully stick up in a fro style even when it was six inches long. So any help would be awesome

Thanks
That is some beautiful hair. I think for the hair to form a natural fro it has to naturally stick up or have a certain texture to it. I think.

My hair sticks up but im scared of a fro--i think i would look ridiculous. I always pull the front back.
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Maybe if you flip your hair upside down, and fluff the roots with a pick or your fingers. Fluff until it stands up on its own. I don't know how long the model's hair in the picture is but it does look to be the same length on all sides of her head.
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GOOD QUESTION! I think what the OP wants to know is where to begin.

I think she wants to know how to start the style after wetting the hair. ...am I right OP?
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GOOD QUESTION! I think what the OP wants to know is where to begin.

I think she wants to know how to start the style after wetting the hair. ...am I right OP?
Originally Posted by VersaceCrazy
Yeah I want to know how to start the style and what type of cut it would take just to get the style. I am really feelin fros right now and I really want one, but if my hair doesnt work that way I dont want to cut it off you know. I just want a really fluffy curly fro lol. Another example of what I want would be:

Yeah! I really like them both as well and I know you don't want to cut your hair off without knowing for sure if your hair is going to be exactly the way you want it!

I've always wondered when I saw hairstyles like those two, Kelis', Diana Ross' daughter, and others with the big curly fros like that, how they achieve the style! Like is there heat involved, is it done @ the salons, or is it some type of wash-n-go?... but I've never seen the process, not even on youtube.

I hope someone on here knows because the style is soo pretty!
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Yeah I just love curly fros, they are so dynamic and free. I really want one but I want it to be low maintinence and easy because I am super lazy about my hair lol.
I'm not positive what length you should be for a curly fro (most likely shoulder length stretched or APL stretched).

If I want my hair to look like that picture shown or like Joy's, all I just do a braid-n-curl or a twist-n-curl. I can tell you that a curly fro is not exactly low maintenance.


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Last edited by skylark826; 10-17-2009 at 10:39 PM.
I'm not positive what length you should be for a curly fro (most likely shoulder length stretched or APL stretched).

If I want my hair to look like that picture shown or like Joy's, all I just do a braid-n-curl or a twist-n-curl. I can tell you that a curly fro is not exactly low maintenance.
Originally Posted by skylark826
When you do those..about how many braids or twists do you do? What kind of products do you add..and is it an air dry type thing or do you use a hair dryer?
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10-12 braids or twists
air dry in the summer
soft bonnet hair dryer in the winter
because I'm in transition still, I use perm rods or flexi rods on the ends

Since I'm 1 year in transition, I've simplified my technique because I don't have the time to experiment, so I...

after i co wash and detangle, I then squeeze out as much water as possible
then add some EVOO to seal
then add Deva Care One in 10-12 sections and braid or twist after product is added
go under dryer or air dry, sleep on satin pillow

To keep my curls for 2 or more days, I put it in 2 high ponytail puffs on the top of my head or rebraid or retwist with a slight spritz of water and conditioner mix


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Last edited by skylark826; 10-18-2009 at 08:28 AM.
my hair wont make a curly fro. i LOVE the pic that the OP posted!!!
my hair wont make a curly fro. i LOVE the pic that the OP posted!!!
Originally Posted by subbrock

ME TOOOOO!!!
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I think this may be possible because my hair type is similar to one of the owners of Curve Salon I think her name in Niko she had the sort black curly fro heres a pic:
I really like her shape and style. I think this may be possible on my hair. Thanks for all the advice ladies keep it coming lol.
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I think it depends on how dense your hair is more so than hairtype. I'm 3c/4a and my hair doesn't fro :/ I say, if you can't do a fro now while doing wash-n-goes, then you never will. Unless you manipulated it in a way.
I think it depends on how dense your hair is more so than hairtype. I'm 3c/4a and my hair doesn't fro :/ I say, if you can't do a fro now while doing wash-n-goes, then you never will. Unless you manipulated it in a way.
Originally Posted by helloyellowbird
Exactly what i was trying to say in my reply. I think hair has to have that fro base or fro naturalness about it at least a little in order for you to have a NATURAL looking fro as far as shape. But with manipulation anything is possible. But its easy to tell a natural fro from a head of hair that has been made to resemble a fro.
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Would this count as a curly fro?



If so, it's better to do it on not freshly cowashed hair. Just don't re-moisturize the following day and pick it up and out with fingers or a comb.
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Would this count as a curly fro?



If so, it's better to do it on not freshly cowashed hair. Just don't re-moisturize the following day and pick it up and out with fingers or a comb.
Originally Posted by BekkaPoo
Yes, that counts as a curly fro--the hair has the ability without manipulation to stand up on its on. If you have to convince the hair with teasing or other types of manipulation to do the basic of what a fro does-which is stand up-then its not a natural curly fro---at least not in my opinion.

and i hear fros are hard to maintain---i wonder why that is?
Melissa Miralrio
Would this count as a curly fro?



If so, it's better to do it on not freshly cowashed hair. Just don't re-moisturize the following day and pick it up and out with fingers or a comb.
Originally Posted by BekkaPoo
Yes, that counts as a curly fro--the hair has the ability without manipulation to stand up on its on. If you have to convince the hair with teasing or other types of manipulation to do the basic of what a fro does-which is stand up-then its not a natural curly fro---at least not in my opinion.

and i hear fros are hard to maintain---i wonder why that is?
Originally Posted by lissa
Well I did have to manipulate my hair in the picture because it was getting too long in the crown to stand up. Even when my hair was 4 inches long the front always fell into my face like bangs. The only way I can have a "natural" unmanipulated fro is if it's shorter than 3 inches.

If you have a tighter curl it's more likely to stand up at a longer length.
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That is some fierce hair. I love fro's too. But unfortunately, some textures just do it better than others.

There's a pic in my siggy where I was able to rock a coily fro. I turned my hair upside down after cowashing and picked up the top. The front still kind of flopped forward, but the idea was there.

I wonder if the model in the first pic got her hair cut that way? It looks like the hair in the back and around the hair line is slightly longer than her top and middle. But perhaps I'm seeing things.
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Don't give up on your dreams of a curly fro. I'm a 3c with 3b and 4a and I recently tried my first curly fro using that famous YouTube video. Well, the first day, my hair hung straight down. But on day 2, it was a bit bigger and by day 4, I was walking down the street, caught my reflection in a storefront window and was pleased and surprised to see a big ol' curly fro.

(I had dashed out to the laundromat and had simply raked my fingers through my hair because dh was hogging the bathroom. I didn't see my hair before I left the house, but I live in the barrio, so it's okay.)

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