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Afro Styling Guide: Essential Tools and How To Use Them

Having naturally curly Afro-Caribbean hair is a gift but styling it to achieve straight hair can be a tricky task! Whether you have curly, coarse or extremely thick hair, Wahl have a variety of styling tools that will assist in effortlessly styling your natural hair.
Here is a selection of our best afro-styling tools for 2021:

The Wahl Straightening Hot Comb

The Wahl Straightening Hot Comb is specially designed for the curliest Afro Caribbean hair. With a maximum temperature of 200 degrees Celsius, the comb is effective yet gentle on your hair and delivers smooth, silky results.

How to use:
  1. Ensure that you hair is clean and completely dry.
  2. Apply a heat protector to your hair to ensure that it is protected from the heat.
  3. Avoiding your scalp, glide the comb through the hair. Start at the root and end at the tip of the hair.

Price: £32.99

Wahl Straightening Hot Comb

The Wahl Afro Hair Straightener

When it comes to afro textured hair, our Afro Hair Straightener was designed with practicality in mind. Endorsed by top Afro Stylist – 5ive, our straightener boasts variable temperature settings and ceramic plates. This ensure that you get even coverage and heat distribution across all hair strands.

How to use:
  1. Ensure that you hair is clean and completely dry.
  2. Apply heat protection spray and section your hair evenly.
  3. Going from root to tip, slowly glide the straightener down your sectioned pieces of hair.
  4. Alternatively, to create curls, rotate and slide the straightener through the section away from your head.

Price: £32.99

The Wahl Afro Hair Straightener

The Wahl Root Straightening Hot Comb

Created for curly, afro Caribbean hair types as well as wigs, effortlessly and evenly smooth out all kinks and frizz right from the root of your hair with Wahl’s Root Straightening Hot Comb. Kitted with four heat settings and a ceramic coated barrel, you can lock in moisture whilst achieving a smooth and shiny finish. Take advantage of the fine-tooth comb that protects your scalp and allows the heated barrel to get close to the roots without the risk of burning your skin.

How to use:
  1. Set the digital temperature control to the desired temperature (for fine hair – 100°c, normal hair – 160°c, thick hair – 190°c and coarse hair – 220°c).
  2. Starting at the nape of your neck, separate your hair into 1-inch sections.
  3. From the root of each section, place the teeth of the comb close to the scalp and grip the hair.
  4. Slowly glide the tool through each section and continue working your way through the head in equal sections.

 Price: £29.99

The Wahl Root Straightening Hot Comb

The Wahl PowerPik 2 Hairdryer

The Wahl PowerPik 2 gives you maximum styling control with three heat and two speed settings as well as a cold shot to set your style. Equipped with a secure fit OnePik attachment with long heat resistant teeth, you can easily control the direction of the airflow from the root of your hair to the tip.

How to use:
  1. Apply heat protection spray to your hair and split into small sections.
  2. Set the temperature accordingly. The thicker texture your hair, the higher the heat.
  3. Use the Pik attachment to comb out tighter curls OR,
  4. Use the nozzle attachment for looser curls / straight hair.
  5. Ensure that you blow dry in the direction of the cuticle of the hair to seal and create a sleek finish.

Price: £19.99

wahl powerpik 2

Browse more of our Wahl Afro Styling range at: Best Wahl Styling Accessories 2021 | Afro-Caribbean Textured Hair Tools