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How To Do a Puff On Natural Hair In 3 Easy & Pretty Ways!

Want to know how to do a puff on natural hair? In this tutorial, you'll learn how to moisturise your hair using the LCO method and how to style your puff in three different and pretty ways!

Failed twist out or braid out? Want a low manipulation hairstyle? In need of a reliable go-to style or finding that your wash-and-go is getting frizzy? The puff is a great hairstyle that always looks good and can be done quickly and easily. 

This easy updo for curly and natural hair is so versatile that it can be worn in many ways and for almost any occasion and is also known as the pineapple updo (aptly named due to the curls’ resemblance to the beautiful tropical fruit!). Follow the steps below or watch our video tutorial to create the looks yourself. 

What You’ll Need: 

Styling Tips: 

  • Use the Moisture Surge Set when doing the LCO method to moisturise your hair before doing your pretty puff hairstyle.
  • For more definition, why not do a twist out or braid out before doing your puff. This hairstyle also works if your twist out or braid out didn’t go according to plan and you want a style that will save the day.
  • When styling your hair in a puff, remember to be gentle when pulling your hair back so that you don't damage your edges.
  • Coat your finger with a little bit of Seal to minimise frizz when handling your hair. 
  • Wear your Afrocenchix satin lined bonnet to bed to make sure your braids/twists don’t get frizzy and your hair retains its moisture.

How to do a puff on natural hair tutorial pretty young black woman smiling with Afrocenchix satin lined bonnet

How To Do a Puff On Natural Hair: Classic Puff

  1. Gently, comb or brush the edges of your hair.
  2. Cut an elasticated headband in half, place it around your head and tie it at the front.
  3. Slowly tighten the headband by pulling the ends, but just make sure it’s not too tight! 
  4. Secure the headband by tying it again and tucking in the ends.
  5. Fluff out your classic puff and you’re done! How to do a puff on natural hair tutorial pretty young black woman smiling with classic puff hairstyle

How To Do a Puff On Natural Hair: Puff With Two Twists

  1. Grab your rattail comb and use the end of the comb to create a central parting for your two twists at the front of your head.
  2. Divide the section of hair into two and gently twist to create a two-strand twist.
  3. Repeat step 2 on the other section of hair. You should now have two twists at the front of your head. 
  4. Cut an elasticated headband in half, place it around your head and tie it at the front.
  5. Slowly tighten the headband by pulling the ends, adjusting your front twists so they sit nicely.
  6. Secure the headband by tying it again and tucking in the ends.
  7. Finally, fluff out your puff and your pretty puff with twists is done! How to do a puff on natural hair tutorial pretty young black woman looking down with hair in puff with twists

How To Do a Puff On Natural Hair: Puff With Criss-cross Twists

  1. Grab your rattail comb and use the end of the comb to create a central parting for your two twists at the front of your head.
  2. Divide the section of hair into two and gently twist to create a two-strand twist.
  3. Repeat step 2 on the other section of hair. You should now have two twists at the front of your head. 
  4. Cut an elasticated headband in half, place it around your head and tie it at the front.
  5. Slowly tighten the headband by pulling the ends, excluding the twists.
  6. Secure the headband by tying it again and tucking in the ends.
  7. Then take your two twists, criss cross them and tuck them into your puff, gently pulling them to tighten. If you find your hair is a little too short to do this, grab some bobby pins to secure the twists in place.
  8. Don’t forget to fluff out your puff and your cute criss-cross twist puff is complete! How to do a puff on natural hair tutorial close up of young black woman's head with puff with criss-cross twists

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