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Natural Hair Puff on ‘Stubborn Hair’

By January 27th, 202113 Comments
Natural Hair Puff on 'Stubborn Hair'by Coco of Naturalness

I have had a few people ask me how I do my puffs so neat. There are alot of people out there who, like me, have stubborn hair. When I say “stubborn hair” I mean the type of hair that will not lie down, no matter how much gel you put on it, it seems like the hair just absorbs the gel and looks fuzzy in the front. My sister, LV, on the other hand can just wet her hair and brush it back into puff and hers looks good all day. I, on the other hand, am not that fortunate. So, I put together a video for people like me who want to achieve that perfect puff.

Here are some pictures of me wearing my puff. I accessorized it a little bit.

Natural Hair Puff on 'Stubborn Hair'

Natural Hair Puff on 'Stubborn Hair'

Now, check out the how-to video which can also be viewed via YouTube. I did my video on dry hair but normally I do my puffs while it’s wet. However, it takes longer to get the hair to lie down the wetter the hair is because it really absorbs the gel when wet.

How do you make your puffs?


  • BreukelensFinest says:

    great tutorial! love it

  • Coco says:

    Thank you, ladies.

    @TiAnna Mae – Putting the t-shirt on it while still wet and sleeping with it on caused the stretch, otherwise I would not have been able to do it while my hair was dry. You should be able to find a wrapping scarf at your local beauty supply. If not, I know there are some on :).

    @Anonymous – This is my second time going natural (well third since I was born natural :)). Here is my natural story:

  • Anonymous says:

    How long have you been natural? I can't wait until hair is that long. Can't do a puff without stretching my hair first right now.

  • TiAnna Mae says:

    Gorgeous hair!!! I love how stretched it was without you having to twist or braid it up. Does anyone know where to get one of those stretch wrap things she used in the video?

  • Thembi Ford says:

    I have stubborn hair too. I never realized that it's just been absorbing the gel all of these years! Makes me feel better about never having found a gel that really works!
    I will warn you, though, that I wore my hair in a puff for years using the same exact method that you use (except always on wet hair) and experienced breakage along my hairline over time from using that brush (Im sure that pulling my hair back tightly has also contributed). Those brushes get down to business way faster than the soft boar bristle kind so they've been my standard, but they're very sharp and shred your edges! Shred edges = short edges = hair more difficult to smooth back. I only ditched that brush a few months ago and my edges are already getting longer and thicker. Just a thought!

  • Devon says:

    I'm going to pass this information along to my daughter who wears one big puff. Thanks

  • Anonymous says:

    I do my puffs very similarly, except because of shrinkage, I have to do it on an old braid/twist out. Maybe ur hair is just longer I will try it your way once mine gets longer! Right now, my hair goes from collarbone to TWA length when wet! Thanks for the video…way to represent for those of us with "stubborn" hair~! 🙂

  • Natmane says:

    Your puff is beautiful!! I think we have the same hair type. I wear my puff after threading my hair. I use pins…nothing really fancy. The only difference is that I tuck my ends inside and pin. This is to protect my ends from the sun. For anyone interested here is a link to view my puff or bun

  • karemel says:

    I love it too. My hair is 4C, but not as thick as yours. I wore my puff after having it in a bantu knot coil-out and afro.

  • Anonymous says:

    I love the thickness and uniformity of your hair. It looks extremely healthy. Thanks for sharing your technique with us!!

  • Jeannette says:

    I like the puff! My hair is the same way 🙂

  • TMS says:

    ^I second your comment.

    Thanks for making this video it is right on time. Next week, I plan on wearing my hair out the entire week and one of those days I was going to attempt my first puff. Now, I am confident that I can do a decent job.

  • Anonymous says:

    Wow, your puff is beautiful! I have the exact same hair as you. Looking at your hair was like looking in the mirror for me. You call your hair "stubborn" and I call mine "self-directed." Either way, it's gorgeous hair. Thanks for sharing the video!

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