When in doubt, many of us put our natural hair in a high puff. Normally I get my hair re-twisted once a month but lately I have been walking around looking like Medusa! My new work schedule makes it hard for me to stick to that solid routine and since I want fresh hair for NYE, I have to resort to one of my “in the meantime” hairstyles. Since I have loose curls from an old style I used with pipe cleaners, I decided to put my hair in a “puff” at the top of my head. This was also my go-to hairstyle when I was natural without locs, before I started my loc journey! I hope you enjoy this natural hair high puff tutorial with locs!
What to Use:
- WATER !!!
- Jamaican Mango and Lime Island Oil
- Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner Mist
- Creme of Nature Argan Oil Perfect Edges
- Hair ties
- Satin mesh head wrap (to slick those edges)
Step 1: Hydrate and Moisturize
So I’m not going to lie. While I have been walking around looking like Chief Keef’s twin sister, I have been neglecting my crown. I dampened my hair with water just to hydrate it but I didn’t fully wash it because I didn’t want my loose curls to go away. I oiled my scalp with the island oil which is a mixture of several different oils. Then I sprayed the Cantu Leave-In Conditioner Mist all over but mainly at the ends of my hair. After no time, my mane was shining!
Fun Fact: I do not use many products at all on my hair for several reasons. I try to avoid product build up on my locs as much as I can AND certain products soften my hair texture which makes it harder for it to loc. But just like our other natural sisters, loc queens and kings have all types of routines!
Step 2: Tame the New Growth and Slick those Edges
The biggest obstacle I face in between re-twisting appointments is trying to find a way to tame my uncontrollable, frizzy new growth. Sometimes I do struggle with finding styles to accommodate all of my fuzz, especially on the crown of my head. After I hydrate and moisturize my hair, I use the edge control all around the parameter of my head and brush it up as if I am brushing it up in a ponytail. Then I use a stretched out headband to tighten up my hair as if I am putting it in a ponytail. I tied my hair down so it would lay for approximately 30 minutes. My edges are plentiful, but mighty and tough! They needed some extra reinforcement!
Step 3: Rock It!
After I tied my hair down, I unravel it and it is time to rock it. I may spray it with some of that conditioner mist for a final touch. This style can last me for a few days as well.