Basically, I have wanted afro-curls in my hair for several years now. It’s naturally straight/wavy and there is no natural curl pattern that I can enhance or anything.
I got a perm a few months ago (over 5 months) and it’s grown out quite a lot now and it’s not really that curly anymore. It was loose curls - like Botticelli curls I suppose but I didn’t really like it because it’s not really the type of curl I would like.
Currently, I have been using a method similar to the one in this video (rag curls): How to get big "afro" hair - YouTube
and it works quite well (I end up with a huge ‘ball’ on my head though rather than the ‘lay down’ result on the girl in the video so it’s quite difficult to style) but it takes me around EIGHT HOURS to do this and it’s not practical considering I want a similar affect as an every day style.
I know loads of people are going to say it’s not possible if I have straight hair but I feel so sad when I think that I might not be able to get my hair how I would like
I would like either:
~ Tight ‘coily’ curls like this:
~ Or more like afro style like this:
I’ve read about ‘Asian Afro Perms’ where they put a sort of relaxer on their hair which reverses the effect and makes straight hair curly but I don’t think it’s possible in England and I haven’t seen any products you can buy for this or anything. Also, I’m not Asian so I don’t have that sort of hair so it might not work on me.
I would love to be able to wash my hair and it shrinks up all tight and coily where I can do ‘two strand twists’ in it and stuff like that (doesn’t work in my straight hair)
There must be a way of getting an afro permanently with straight hair - like I said, I’ve already had a perm and that didn’t give me an afro so I doubt that would work unless there’s a specific type of perm that gives you extremely tight curls.
Thanks so much for reading this. All suggestions appreciated.
There is nothing I want more in the world than curly hair.