Before I share the secrets to a great puff, let me clarify what type of puff I’m referring to.
I’m not talking about a Cheetos puff or puff balls lol. I’m talking about a
natural hair puff.
The hair puff is a common hairstyle for naturals. It keeps our hair up and out the way while still looking cute!
In my beginning stages of being natural, I felt like my hair was going to take FOREVERRR to make it to the stage where I could really get a good size puff.
Until one day, I looked in the mirror, shocked myself! I realized, HEY! You have a puff like your hair crushes you’ve admired for years.
I caught myself by surprise (and stayed in the mirror for a while lol) but it felt good to reach a goal that I’d had for a while.
Here are a few essentials I use to obtain a good puff:
1 – Good hair bow:
It took me awhile to understand that I needed a good hair bow that was tight enough to secure the base of the puff but would also let the top blossom like a beautiful flower in the spring time lol! MY Go-to hair bow is The Snappee hair tie from @SwirlyCurlyHair.
I love using the Snappee because I can make the hair bow as long or as short as I need it to be because of the snap feature at the end of each hair bow. You can attach and detach as many as you’d like. Feel free to use my discount code: “ABIGAIL10” to save some coins and watch my YouTube video to learn more about the Snappee hair tie.
2 – Afro Pick:
A good puff has great coils and/or volume. I’ve realized I’m a volume-kind-of-girl. I love a good voluminous afro and puff. I use the afro pick to give me my desired volume and shape.
3 – Product to add hold:
I use Eco Styler Gel (Green Olive Oil Version) and EBIN edge tamer to prevent fly-a-ways and keep things in place. Feel free to tie your hair up for a few minutes like I do before leaving the house to mold it together and Viola`!
Enjoy what current stage you’re in right now. There is a style at your hair length stage that someone with another length may not be able to accomplish. Relish in your present hair length and know that your hair goals can be met. Stay encouraged!