THE TOUCH: The Afro and MJ

Whoever he was in life will forever remain debatable but his legacy will live on in many trends and fashion firsts that he introduced to us. We all remember teen Michael Jackson (MJ) and the Afro he made us adore. 
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Whoever he was in life will forever remain debatable but his legacy will live on in many trends and fashion firsts that he introduced to us. We all remember teen Michael Jackson (MJ) and the Afro he made us adore.
 
The afro had been there with the black movement shakers but it was Jackson who truly made us think the style was not confined to the past, that it was fashion and it had to have a come back.

The afro is said to be a hairstyle made for Africans and for Africans not to say it’s not equally as gorgeous on anyone. The afro is strikingly natural, bold, and beautiful. It is a statement in itself. Most of us wear the afro while in transition from one hairstyle to another.

It’s the look we pull immediately after undoing weaves and braids. It’s almost like a statement saying “am on my way to a salon”.

However, it’s time that we all embraced it not as an excuse for unkempt hair but as a style in itself.

This hairstyle requires less daily maintenance than any other hair style requiring less work for all the busy people. The hair always looks different when one holds it in place with flashy scarves.

An afro is magnificently cost free. You can wash your hair as often as possible and play around with spray colours at a whim. An afro allows your hair a break from chemicals and blow driers.

To wear an afro, wash your hair and dry it, normally, with a towel, don’t comb it out, when dry hold it up using bobby pins or a scarf.

An afro is a hairstyle that can take you from the office to a night out dancing or dinner. The afro can be turned from ragged to official by wearing a silky or satin sash over it. Again, to grace a party you can affix a colourful flower on it.

An afro is not a substitute for cleaning your hair. Keep your hair clean and moisturized for a good afro finish.

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