Afro Hair Inspo: 11 of the Best Afro Styles to Love

Afro appreciation post ahead...

Inclusivity is a huge thing in fashion right now and we’re hoping it goes beyond just being a trend for many companies. As we’ve been paying close attention to the fashion scene both on and off the runway, we are definitely seeing a big increase in the amount of women of color, especially those with natural hair textures, captured by street style photographers. What better time to embrace afro hair inspo than during the celebration of World Afro Day which occurred on September 15th.

To celebrate, we’ve rounded up some of the most inspiring pictures of women with afros that are sporting their look out and about, loud and proud. Read on:

afro hair inspo: brown hair color
TFW when you wear your hair loud and proud. Photo credit:

1. Brown Afro

Doesn’t this image give you so much life? This is the perfect representation of a woman who is proud of the skin she is in as well as her hair texture. Make your ‘fro stand out by adding a hint of color or simply by accentuating your natural hair color the best way you can.

afro hair inspo: clean cut look
Clean, cut and precise. Photo credit:

2. Clean Cut

Take one good look at this cut and we’re sure you’ll notice what we notice, too. There isn’t a strand of hair out of place. Precision is everything if that’s the look you are going for. To upkeep a style like this, there’s not skipping hair appointments.

afro hair inspo: wash and go curls
Classic wash and go style. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com3. The Wash and Go Afro

Don’t let anyone tell you any different, wearing your natural curls in a voluminous wash and go style is definitely a way to wear your afro textured hair. Use TRESemmé Flawless Curls Defining Gel to style and fluff it up for a maximum impact.

afro hair inspo: edgy afro
Edgy, sexy, cool. Photo credit:

4. Edgy Afro Hair Inspo

Who said that you can’t achieve the “I woke up like this” look with afro textured hair? To recreate the style, stretch a few sections out to create the jagged yet edgy effect of this style.

afro hair inspo: Fluffy 'Fro
All about the fluffy volume. Photo credit:

5. Fluffy ‘Fro

Admit it. This fluffy afro style makes you just want to feel it for yourself. Word of advice: Hands off! Appreciate the look from afar. You can definitely try it on your own though. Wash hair with Dove Absolute Curls Ultra Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner and apply Dove Absolute Curls Leave-In Detangler to detangle and soften. Blow hair out and fluff with an afro pick.

afro hair inspo: blonde 'Fro
We’ve never seen a blonde afro we didn’t like. Photo credit:

6. Blonde ‘Fro

On the hunt for blonde afro hair inspo? Consider your search over. To maintain this look, be sure to incorporate a purple toning shampoo like Bed Head By TIGI Dumb Blonde Purple Toning Shampoo to keep brassiness and yellow tones under control.

afro hair inspo: mid afro style
Short and sweet. Photo credit:

7. Mid Afro Style

If you are looking for a signature afro hair length, consider this mid afro style. Not too long and not too short.

afro hair inspo: texture play
Zoom in on this texture, please! Photo credit:

8. Texture Play

Hello, texture! You don’t always have to wear a super neatly groomed style. Texture adds so much character to your look and makes for a great photo-op!

afro hair inspo: tapered afro
Get into this shape. Photo credit:

9. Tapered Afro

Not into round cuts? Opt for a tapered afro instead. This cut adds dimension to your style.

afro hair inspo: long afro curls
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10. Long Afro Curls

Want to add drama to your look? Brush out your curls to create a voluminous afro effect.

afro hair inspo: round afro hair
Do you see this shape? Photo credit:

11. Round Cut Afro

Let’s take a moment and appreciate how perfectly rounded this afro is. Love the shape? Take this afro hair inspo to your stylist to get this look for yourself, too.

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