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A woman with an afro.

The afro is a type of hairstyle that is noted for its large size. The hair is curled out, forming a ball shape. For some people, this is how their hair grows, because it is naturally curly. Not all beauty salons can offer this hairstyle though.

An afro can be any length, short or long, but it is different for everyone, especially depending on the person's race and ethnicity. Europeans and Asians will tend to have wavier, looser curls, while those of African descent will have stronger, tighter curls. Some Jewish people also can naturally grow afros, because of their curly hair. These hairstyles are often called "Jewfros."

The afro requires more looking after than other hairstyles, but there are many ways to style the afro. There is a special comb called the Afro pick/comb that helps get rid of tangles and smooths the hair's texture.