Is It Bad To Wear Your Hair In An Afro Every Day?

AfroLast night vlogger/blogger Janelle Stewart tackled that very question and I thought it was sort of interesting because there are many of us who like to wear a fro daily.

The general rule of life is anything that is done too much will eventually suffer a little bit, does this mean you cant wear your fro? Absolutely not! It just simply means you have to take preventative measures to maintain and protect your hair.

We have added Janelle’s video to the bottom of this post where she gives her own tips on how to manage wearing a fro daily and we have a few to add and reiterate as well.

1. A moisturized fro is the only way to go

If your fro looks great but is always dry, your strands will break for sure. To maintain that style weekly you must deep condition weekly using both moisturizing products and protein based products

2. Avoid the sun

If you are in the sun daily then a daily fro is not the best idea. Sun damage is no joke, your hair will dry out and you could possibly get heat damage.


3. Do not pick out your hair every day

We are with Janelle on this one, constantly picking your hair especially if it is already picked out, is not ideal for fragile strands. Lift the roots on the first day but be very careful there after.

4. Detangle

A fro will be very prone to tangles because our strands are naturally attracted to each other and will want to wrap around each other

If you notice that you are losing a ton of hair when you detangle then you might want to reconsider your styling practice.

Our ultimate suggestion would be to mix it up, you can technically wear a fro daily but to preserve your strands it doesn’t hurt to protect your strands every now and again.

Check out Janelle’s video suggestions below:

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About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

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Carmella McCoy

As much as I’d LOVE to it would be counterproductive to my goals. I learned this in the very beginning of my journey 🙁

Karen Nesbit

Whatever makes you happy!

Randi Gary

I think so…but then again its about upkeep. I have waaay too much (4c)hair and an everyday afro shrinks&frizzes and detangling everyday is a big no

Celina Millian

Thank you! same thing over here

Zehra Zeezee Hammerton

Id love for my daughter to be able to wear her fro out! BUT with such high shrinkage level n the detangling drama + adding lots of products. It’s a no no

Vannessa Mganhu

I dont mind thats who I am.

Vannessa Mganhu

I dont mind thats who I am my hair so you look natural

TMW
TMW

Sometimes I feel we over think this stuff… men wear afro’s everyday and don’t have to do all of thinking over it… I don’t know…

Aliyah
Aliyah

Thank you this is ridiculous!

Latasha Cannon

I do it the day before wash day. It’s too much to detangle on long hair to wear it daily for me.

Courtney Gray

Wash n goes every day and I’m seeing tons of growth #curlygirlmethod

Aliyah
Aliyah

Ok this is going TOO FAR ! RIDICULOUS! Black men wear their hair in afro EVERYDAY and their hair is fine . You don’t see them complaining. My two brothers wear a afro everyday and their hair grows. They get their hair cut though but it would be long if they didn’t. My mom also wears her hair in a curly afro 24/7 and her hair is gorgeous and growing . I constantly protective style with big twists.

Sandra Brooks

No

Francis Cavine

Yes the sun with damage the hair ends

Sharetubi

<3

Angeline Mimi Mqakelabe

As long as you moisturize it every night before bed it should be fine!

Jaz McNuggets

Question: How do you protect your hair at night and still keep the natural afro curls the next day? Does anyone wet their hair daily? I’m trying to keep from wetting my hair consistently just to get my curls back from the night before.

Shaketta Singleton

Lol this page is getting outlandish

Ria Highsmith

I don’t think it would hurt the hair to wear it everyday, but just like anyrhing else you, just have to take care of it.

Shelly Brown

I’m 64 and wearing an Afro before most of y’all were born .. just moisture at nite .. brush well and it just fine