Styling your hair into an afro puff is relatively easy, and the afro puff is a great way to stand out from the rest of the crowd. Common to African Americans, you can transform your afro into a puff through these easy steps.
- Cleaning your hair. Make sure that you start with clean hair, which will make it easier for you to manage the afro puff. Some people choose to style their afro puff only once in several days. If you plan on leaving your afro puff in place for several days at a time, make sure that you start with clean hair. Start by shampooing the hair and air drying it. Apply a good amount of leave-on conditioner that will soften the hair and make it more manageable. Try running your fingers through the afro puff. You should not have any tangles when you run your fingers through your hair.
- Making sections out of your afro puff. There are plenty of designs for the afro puff .you can make a simple afro puff that is made from one single puff at the top of the head, or you can make two, three or more. When parting your hair into sections for the afro puff, the important point is to make sure that you keep your hair evenly divided and distributed between the sections, so that the sections will all looked balanced. Use a comb or your fingers to divide and distribute the hair.
- Wrapping the puff. Each time you have created a section of hair, use a rubber band to tie down the section of hair. Use rubber bands that have been coated with nonstick substances, so that you can easily put in and take out the rubber band from your hair. Raw bands will cling to the hair and will be very painful to pull out. Use at least one rubber band for each section of afro puff that you are making. In some cases, you can create ‘stacked puffs’ by adding a rubber band on the base, and then adding another rubber band several inches up the hair puff to lock in a single afro puff and make another one above it. If you have extra thick hair and if you are bunching all of your hair into a single afro puff, use larger bands that will comfortably fit more of your hair.
- Protecting the puff. To protect the afro puff, you should make sure that you sleep with a head cap on so that the puff will keep through the night. Otherwise, you will need to restyle your hair each morning. You can also use a little bit of hair wax to keep your puff in good shape especially if you plan on keeping it for several days at a time.
Apart from making stacked puffs, you can also add braids and can even insert beads into your afro puffs. With a little bit of creativity and some effort, making your afro a work of art is not only easy but very fun as well.