Puffs are a great go-to style for naturals. The great thing about the puff is that it can be achieved whether your hair is long or short. Puffs can be used on freshly washed hair, old hairstyles such as braidouts, and bantu knotted hair.
What You’ll Need:
Spray bottle-to dampen hair
Pomade, gel or edge control
Cantu shea butter define & shine custard
Wide tooth comb
Soft or hard bristled brush-for taming nape and edges
Large ouchless headband
Satin scarf (optional) to tie down edges
How To Do It:
The secret to having a full puff on short hair is to use a headband to create the puff instead of a regular scrunchy.
Wash and condition hair
Place the large headband around your neck
Apply edge control, pomade or gel around edges and nape. Smooth hair with a soft bristle brush
Pull headband up to forehead. Using both hands, slide the headband upward until desired puff size is reached. The further back you slide the headband, the smaller the puff will be
Use wide tooth comb to fluff out puff and direct hair upward to the top of the head. The goal is to cover the headband as much as possible
Finger Coiled Puff
Moisten hair and apply moisturizer/leave in conditioner
Follow steps 2-4
Once desired puff size is reached, use Eco Styler gel or Cantu define & shine custard to define your curls by finger coiling small sections of hair all throughout the puff.
Optional: Tie a satin scarf around the perimeter of the hair for a few minutes to further tame the edges and nape.