The Afro Puff

9d6fce10b015516ebb73a69d7f498838

There is nothing cuter than, or more convenient, a nice puff! I wear them all the time. You CAN achieve a cute high puff without the pain and the damage to your natural hair. Ignoring a tight headband all day for the sake of a cute puff can put you at risk for traction alopecia (thin spots on the sides,back,etc.) . 69a45562a5a00ecaf27f03ae65e69c92 Use a long, thin silk or satin scarf . You’re better able to control how tight your hair will be as you tie the scarf to form your puff. 72bd0a67154fb8ad03feee2e27f1ebe7

And, as you may already know, the benefits of using these materials as opposed to cotton accessories is that they won’t suck the moisture from your hair.

Smooth Around The Edges

As black women we have so many challenges when it comes to our hair. One of the leading challenges are thinning edges.

There are so many products out now that promise to thicken edges. Some people will notice a big difference & some may not. The hairline is a very fragile area. From the way you wear your hair to chemical processing. Scarves can compromise the hairline as well. If you’re experiencing breakage here’s some tips that may help:

Use pomades & waxes as opposed to gels. I think they hold a lot better & they do not flake or get hard. Waxes & pomades may come in a small jar or in a stick (sorta like deodorant).
Moisturize and condition ! Massage A, D & E oil around the hairline .
Loosen up on tight styles! Tight styling that places stress on the hairline such as ponytails, topknots and braids can lead to traction alopecia.
If you perm/relax your hair,use a weaker strength. Very few people actually need a super perm. Also, apply relaxer to your edges LAST so you won’t over process them.