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How to Turn a Bad Hair Day Into a GOOD ONE!

By January 27th, 202114 Comments

Although most mornings I wake up to a frizzless, still curly, 2 or 3 day old twist-n-curl, other mornings, I’m not so lucky. So, what do I do when I can’t salvage the style, but have somewhere to go?
Turn it into a Twist-n-Curl Puff!!!

Several CurlyNikki readers have asked how I create this puff, so here ya go 😀

What you’ll need:
How to Turn a Bad Hair Day Into a GOOD ONE!How to Turn a Bad Hair Day Into a GOOD ONE!Create the Puff:
  • For the most voluminous puff, start with a T-n-C set or dry wash-n-go. For me, creating puffs on wet hair don’t yield the same BIGGGG results.
  • Take a Goody Ouchlesss Headband (Walgreens, Walmart, Tar-jay) and double it up, so that it is now half the size as it was before.
  • Slide the now smaller headband over your noggin and down onto your neck. This step is highly uncomfortable if you have a large head like mine ;0) So make sure to execute this step and the next one very quickly, to decrease the amount of discomfort you may experience, lol.
  • Take the headband and slide it back up, onto your head, and over your hair (sometimes I leave out a little hair for pizazz, lol). Use the doubled up headband and your hands to position the puff exactly where you want it.
  • Hold the puff in place with one hand, while you grab a snap clip with the other. Secure the right side, left side, and back of the headband to your hair with the snap clips. This keeps the headband from moving out of position, or completely rolling out of your hair.
  • Add accessories…I usually use another goody headband as a ‘real’ headband to hold back my edges. Sometimes, I’ll add a flower.
  • Viola! You’ve got a monster puff 😀

**The key is to secure the sides of the headband before it is allowed to slide in to far. The wider the circle of the headband, the bigger the puff.

Later Gators,


How to Turn a Bad Hair Day Into a GOOD ONE!

How to Turn a Bad Hair Day Into a GOOD ONE!


  • Anonymous says:

    Yay puff! I call this my "pineapple" and I do it every day using a goody ouchless black hair band. I basically flip my head upside down, smoothes all around my edges with some kind of moisturizer and pull it together and just slip the band on (no doubling). I recently have been getting headaches so maybe I'll try using a doubled up head band instead. Thanks for the pics!

  • Alex says:

    OMG, I thought I was the only one who does the double headband thing! I usually just put the whole thing over my head, then double it again. I don't have TOO much slip, not that I know of anyway, but I'll check next time. I mostly look out for tendrils of hair escaping, LOL. Do you know of many stores that sell hair flowers? I can't seem to find any. =(

  • Kymberlee. says:

    i use this style for old twistouts , braidouts , & bantu knot outs lol .
    Thanks so much nikki !(:

  • Mrs.StephenP. says:

    I so love that style…how do u get ur hair twists to look so shiny?

  • Anonymous says:

    Gee, I would like my good hair days were like your bad ones… Your hair is simply amazing!

  • Mzbush says:

    lol…yo, I used to do the doubled up headband as a hair tie a while back and couldn’t figure out how to keep it from slipping so I abandoned the method altogether. I would’ve never thought to use clips. You are my she-ro! Thank you!! And Congrats on being an official henna consultant! I look forward to spending hours reading through the blog. Thanks again!

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    Hi Eva!

    I twist from root to tip, and curl the last 2-3 inches. Truth be told, I don’t think it’d would make that much of a difference. The ends are straightened out by the rollers…

  • Eva says:

    I have a question about the TnC method. I saw the video tutorial, do you curl the ends of twisted hair? Or do you twist the hair to a certain point and curl the loose ends?



  • Scrilla says:

    I am in LOVE with your hair. It is absolutley GORGEOUS!!!

  • SunshineOne says:

    Using the clips to secure the band is a great tip! Fabulous puff I will will try your technique.

    Thanks chica!

  • Nobelle says:

    Wow, Nikki, you’re brilliant lol!

    Every time I do a puff, I have the hardest time getting the elastic band to stay exactly where I want it, and not keep sliding back. I’m definitely going to use snap clips next time! Can’t believe I never thought of this, lol. You’re a lifesaver.

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    Maria, I got you 😀 I’ll do one soon.

    Kwm537, done and done. I just posted them!

    thanks ladies!

  • kwm537 says:


    I have such a crush on your hair. It is so BEAUTIFUL. I find myself checking for updated pics 2-3 times a day because I love it and this is the most AMAZING puff I have ever seen. I had my BC on 9/15 after 22 months of transitioning and while I have a LONG way to go to achieve your length this is definitely the type of look I am shooting for in the long run. By the way.. do you have any pics of how you styled your hair when it was shorter?

    Thank you,


  • Maria says:

    Miss Nikki I’d love to see a video on how to do this!

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