Wednesday, 16 September 2015

The Afro &Twist Comb: Naturalistas... You Need To Check This Out!

If you are a black man or woman with natural hair... you need to be reading this post! 

Okay so as a blogger, I get lots of people sending me information about various products and services that might be relevant to the black community. If I had the time, I would probably write about most of them, because to be honest there are many amazing products and services out there that I am sure the community would love to know about. Slowly slowly... but today I am introducing a product to you that was brought to my attention a few weeks ago. To be very honest (sorry Ese) I kind of put it on the back burner since I got it because I have been tucking my natural hair away for about a month now... and ideally, I really would prefer to actually test a product out before extolling its virtues... or not. Well tonight, I tested the Afro & Twist Comb and let me tell you.... I kinda like it.

Now to tell you the truth, for those of you have been following this blog, you will know that although I have been natural for a number of years now, my precious tresses are generally permanently tucked away under some kind of 'protective style'. So to be honest, I was never really interested in doing anything with my natural hair other than letting it be. So, when I was introduced to the Afro & Twist Comb, I was kinda like ' hmmm.... yeah.... okay'. That is until tonight!

So what is the Afro & Twist Comb? It is a brand new product developed in South Africa by a man called Alex Dube. As the name suggests, it is a double sided 'comb', which can be used to comb your hair out into an afro with one side, and using the other (racket shaped) side you can twist your hair. If you have ever heard of the twist sponge that is currently quite a popular method for twisting natural hair, then think a cleaner, quicker and more effective method of achieving the same results. Check out the video below to see how it is used.

So prior to writing this post, I whizzed upstairs, got the Afro & Twist Comb (that I was given to test) out, lathered some 'Soft 'n' Free' into my hair and rubbed the comb on my hair... as is demonstrated in the video above.

Honestly honestly honestly...? I was really pleased with the results. I had twists... in less than two minutes! Now I will keep it 100% with you, my hair is coarse! If there was a type 5 hair type... that would probably be mine! But as there isn't, I'll go with 4C or somewhere at that end of the scale (seasoned naturalistas know what I'm talking about here). However, despite my coarse hair, I was really surprised with the nice head of twists/baby dreads that I got. Now, my twists were not as defined as twists that I have seen on others, but like I said, I am pretty sure that this has more to do with the texture of my hair than the comb. I might try some hair wax to see if the curls come out more defined.

Either way, the difference between my hair just combed out as normal, and my hair 'twisted' using the Afro & Twist Comb is clear... and I definitely prefer the look and feel of the latter. So the next time I decide to let my hair breath, I will definitely be looking to 'twist out' and lucky for me... I have an Afro & Twist Comb! Lol!

If you are interested in finding out more about this Afro & Twist Comb, you can read more about it (including the interesting way in which is was developed) on the company's Facebook page here.

If you are interested in purchasing a comb, you can do so at the online store SweetFace Cosmetics. Click  here to be taken directly to the store.

Just so as we don't get it 'twisted' (see what I did!) I was not paid for this post. The opinions in this post represent my genuine feelings and assessment of this product after having tried it out this evening for the first time. But if anyone does purchase one, please do let me know so that we can also share your experience after having used it.

Thanks for reading,

Stay confident and beautiful


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