Hair Pouf Variations



by Lisa Michelle of NaturallyCurly

The summer season is approaching and we all know what that means: lots of fun in the sun! With temperatures already starting to soar, it’s a great time to incorporate easy and cute tricks to keep the hair out of your face while still maintaining your sexy! One of my favorite playful styles that translates well from day to night is a neat spin on the traditional pouf, a staple in any curly girl’s style book!

How to Wear a Pouf

There are many ways to rock a pouf, whether up high or down low, centered or even to the side. I’ve
been watching and learning and I can definitely say I’ll be wearing this style often throughout the summer. YouTube favorites like IKNOWLEE and bloggers like HairGurl are some of my hair inspirations, and they both pull this look off quite effortlessly. My favorite natural hair stylist, Tamika Fletcher of Natural Resources Salon, even gave us a quick style tutorial that shows how easy and chic this look is.
  • This is one of those styles that can be achieved on a variety of hair textures and lengths. If you’re starting with an old twist out, it should be easy to mold the look that you want. You have a variety of options to play up the back of your hair too!
  • You can opt to create a flat twist or French roll in the back, or you can just smooth the back and secure your hair with a loose scrunchie. I find the latter works when you have long enough hair to cover the scrunchie.
  • When doing the flat twist or French roll, use bobby pins to secure the hair when you’ve got it in place.
  • Depending on how much hair you want to be free in the front, you can take the hair from one side, cross over the back of your head and pin it in place closer to the opposite side of your hair. Crossing your bobby pins will create a more secure hold for your hair, guaranteeing there won’t be any hair accidents while you’re out.
  • If you plan to wear your hair in a front pouf when going out, here’s a tip: If you have time to set your twists before heading out for a night on the town, this will help the loose front section appear fresh and well defined. I like to first use a spray leave-in conditioner to lightly mist my hair and then I add a small dab of a butter product to the length of each section before twisting.
Make sure you don’t neglect those ends. There’s no quicker way to ruin a fly style than having dry, frizzy ends. Happy styling!

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Stephanie said...

I love this post! I always have difficulty with keeping my hair up on one side. I have a little bean head with lots of hair. I'm not sure how to keep it up there. I know that you should use bobby pins. but is there a specific technique to using the bobby pins? my hair just won't do. What do you ladies do?

Sunflowergurl said...

This is always my go-to style...it's quick, easy and gives my face a fresh and relaxed appearance--it screams SUMMER TIME! I also use the small claw clips to hold hair in place as they blend in perfectly with my coils and are not as tight as hair pins.

Sawah said...

I wish there was a way to save posts. I love this one. Can't wait until I become fully natural!! I am just 7 months post.
- discoveringnatural.blogspot.com

Toni said...

@ Sawah, you can actually bookmark this page through your web browser for future reference. Just right click on this page and you should have an option to bookmark.

Toni

Anonymous said...

Such cute and funky styles!

watkinsabob said...

will definitely be trying these styles soon!

Anonymous said...

The very first pic is of iknowlee. She has a great YouTube channel with a tutorial for this style.

Bobby said...

@Sawah, I feel you I'm 9 months post relaxer, but I think Im still going to try this look..you bookmark the page like Toni suggested

Dee said...

yea iknowlee is really good. She as a youtube channel with lots of hair tutorials, makeup, etc. One of m favorites!

Lola said...

Those pouf styles are fierce. Love the up on one side look.

Camille Acey said...

I wish the "back pouf" was a thing because the back of my hair is much longer than the front. try as a may it's like the front refuses to grow. i'll just bookmark these posts and drool and pray to the hair gods.

Anonymous said...

I cant wait to try the pouf in the front!

Ashley L.

Tareace said...

I was inspired by this post. I went home last night and put a big braid from left to right and a big twist out pouf on the top and the right side. Trying something different. ;-)

applepieflye.com said...

LOOVE the pouf! I'm totally a fan of the side pouf and side pouf with "bangs", this is definitely a go-to style for me.

Faith said...

This is SOO cute!!

Michelle B said...

Very cute. I used to be all about styling, now im all about the bun, big twist and a hat... These puffs make me want to get back to trying and doing different things to my hair.

EandJ said...

I have to do this on my daughter! I don't know if her hair fully poufs anymore but I will so try

marianela said...

I love the variations and range of your puffs. I can't wait for my hair to be that long to do this. I will make sure to come back to this when my hair is about that length, thank you.

Sawah said...

Very nice. Since I am still transitioning, I decided to try this style out on my 7 months transitioning here.. Check it out: http://discoveringnatural.blogspot.com/2012/05/pouf-on-transitioning-hair.html

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