What do you do when your twist-out has lost its definition?  If you have two minutes to do your hair, what style would you choose?  How do you handle a bad hair day?  My answer to all those questions, is ‘put it in a puff!’  This style is easy, fast, and cute.  Whenever I wear this style, most people have no idea how I create it and how simple it is to do.  Let me show you how…

How I create this look:

Products used:

Starting out on an old twist-out or bantu knot-out.

Styler = Straight Edges by Silk Elements

Sealer = My Oil Mixture

Total Time: 10 minutes

I normally start this style after my twist-out has lost its definition but still has some curls on the ends.  You can start it from any other style as well.  Once the definition from your original style leaves completely, just transition it to an Afro puff.  This style can last as long as you need it to.

Step one: Gather all your hair up like you are trying to create a high ponytail.  I use my fingers (with oil) and gently run them through my hair to start detangling.  I do not go all the way to the ends of my hair so that I keep the curls from my twist-out.

Step two: Using a wide-tooth comb, comb your edges down gently, then follow that with your favorite edge control product and gently brush your edges.  I use Straight Edges by Silk Elements.

Step three: Take a large hair tie such as a Goodie Band and wrap it around your head twice at the edges.  Then push the band back into a high wide ponytail, while flattening out the front and back of your hair.

Step four:  Fluff out your hair to create volume.

Step five: Wrap a silk scarf around your edges to hold them down for a few minutes until you know your edge control product is set.

Step six: Take off the silk scarf and add a headband, scarf, or your favorite accessory.

Tips for your Puff:

  • Use a twist-out, braid-out, or Bantu knot-out as a base for this style for some definition.
  • Be gentle was you smooth down your edges!  You don’t want to put too much stress on them and cause breakage.
  • Don’t make your headband too tight.
  • Use accessories that are silky so they don’t strip your hair of its natural oils.
  • When you take the puff out to start a new style your hair will most likely be very tangled.  Be gentle as you de-tangle, use small sections, start at the ends and work your way to the root, and use water mixed with some conditioner to help give you extra slip.

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