Afronaturalhair high puff is very common in the afro natural hair community. I finally tried it this Christmas and I must say I really liked the end results. Read how I made the very easy and quick high puff.
This Christmas, I wanted to style my hair and I finally tried the afronaturalhair high puff. It actually started as a flexirod set style, but I had to remove the flexirods before they dried and I had no time to sit under the dryer.
Christmas Eve after I put the boys to sleep, I needed to quickly wash my hair. After washing I decided to do a flexirod set.
I used the Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Extra Moisture Detangler to detangle and followed it with the Shea Moisture Yucca & Baobab Thickening Growth Milk and a bit of Eco Styler Olive Oil Gel.
Working in sections, I take a small piece of hair applied the detangler, the Growth Milk and brush out all the knots and applied a little gel.
I wrapped the end of the hair to the one end of the flexirod and rolled it down the length of the flexirod.
Once you reach root of the hair fold the flexirod into a comfortable position that allows it to stay in without getting undone.
Repeat the process till the entire head is done. I kept them on overnight, but due to the high humidity the hair didn’t dry well and I had to remove the rods as I was running late for the Christmas lunch.
Once all the flexirods were removed, I took a brush and brushed my edges and hair towards the centre of my head.
Spraying a bit of water onto my edges, I also took some Eco Styler Gel to tame frizz and my recovering edges. I took a long string (I used an old shoelace that was lying around), I tied it around my hair and slowly pulled all the hair closer towards the centre until it reached the position I was comfortable with.
Final touches were taking an old toothbrush to brush my edges and with my fingers delicately pulled out the hair for volume and to create the “puff”.
At the end of the day, wanting to keep not ruin my high puff and keep it for the next day, This is how I prepared my hair for going to sleep:
I covered the tip of the puff with a satin sleeping cap and satin headscarf to cover the rest of the hair.
This way, I was able to keep the same high puff without the need to redo it again.
I liked how it looked, but since it is very cold, this style was not the best for the health of my afronaturalhair.
Since I used some gel, I found the hair a bit too dry and I experienced a lot of breakage since all my tips were exposed. This is a style that will work best in summer. For now I will stick to protective styles till it is “safe” again for me to have my ends exposed again.
Have you ever tried the high puff in winter? How do you prepare your hair for high puffs?