How I Wore my Hair – Afro puffs

Puffs are for little girls and bad hair days,right? Wrong. Puffs can be casual or glamorous. They can be smooth and sleek or textured and funky. If like me you are not adept at creating all those intricate styles, don’t despair, there is always the puff.

I like to use a stretchy band. Mine is made from a pair of old tights. I don’t try to create the smoothest look and I’m very careful about my edges. I moisturise by spritzing water on my hair, use a leave in conditioner and seal with shea butter, my oil mix or mafura butter. My hair is now soft and easy to manage and I don’t need combs or brushes, just fingers. I tie the band loosely and if I want smooth edges I’ll tie a satin scarf on my hair for a few minutes.

My favourite is the high puff. What’s yours?

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This was a wash and go. I washed with conditioner, applied my leave in and sealed with shea butter before tying my hair while it was still damp.

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This has become a firm favourite when I want a sleek look. I tie a band around my hair and pin about six sections down to form a bun.

This texture was created by plaiting braids (fikuti) on damp hair sealed with shea butter the previous night and unraveling in the morning before tying a band.

This texture was created by plaiting braids (fikuti) on damp hair sealed with shea butter the previous night and unraveling in the morning before tying a band.

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I love a bit of quirkiness and this side puff is just that. The waves are from braiding (fikutis) the night before on damp hair.

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An easy to do hairstyle that can be glammed up. This is achieved by parting the front of your hair into a U shape leaving the bangs out and tying the rest into a high bun. Pin the front into bangs and play around with the puff for the desired look

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This was done by parting the front bit into a U shape and tying the rest into a bun. The front is is a loose giant flat twist. Done on damp hair for ease of manipulation.

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This is my take on a fro-hawk without all the fuss. It was done on hair stretched with two strand twists. Twists are done on damp hair and sealed with mafura butter for maximum definition when unraveled.

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6 responses to “How I Wore my Hair – Afro puffs

  1. Nice hair styles. I think a little more sleeking down the edges with some edge control around the nape and ears would make the styles really pop more.

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