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The afro pick is making a major comeback. Many women are afraid to grab one, in fear of breakage and frizz; however, despite the possibility of a little frizz, there are ways you can achieve the illusion of fuller and thicker hair, while reducing frizz on a wash and go or twist out, all while using an afro pick! Here’s a technique by @Bwatuwant showing how she gets her amazing volume.

1. Start with washed, 100% dry hair. Select your preferred, frizz-free areas that need more volume.

There are certain spots where women prefer their hair not be frizzy. To avoid this unwanted frizz, do not pick the areas of hair around the temples (baby hairs”>. Instead, separate your hair by using sectioning clips.

2. Grab your desired hair pick

There are two types of afro picks: plastic and metal ones. Some curlies prefer the metal ones, because of the thickness of their hair. However, using the plastic ones might be more comfortable, because the teeth of the pick are softer, and won’t snag on your curls.

3. Lower your head, and pick from the roots

When picking your curls, you should not comb your hair from roots to ends. Only comb from the roots, as far as two to three centimeters down. Consequently, your roots will frizz a little, but this will result in more volume.

4. Shake your hair, and pick around your crown area

The last step consists of adding some volume to the areas you missed when holding your head down. Add the desired amount of volume, and you are done!

How do you add volume to your hair? Don’t forget to share your favorite techniques with us in the comments below!

This article was originally published in 2016 and has been updated for grammar and clarity.

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