The Afro Puff

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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.

Up Up And Away!

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Any hair type can wear an updo.You can have a conservative and sleek style when you put your hair up or a romantic look with luscious curls. A messy,edgy updo works well for club nights.Neat ringlets are more appropriate for a formal event. Think about the occasion for which you are choosing to rock an updo.

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Your hair texture will determine which updo looks will be most suitable for you.If you can work with your hair  type instead of fighting its natural tendencies, you will be more successful.

Alicia Keys does an EDGY look.

Lala does a FORMAL updo look.

Jordin Sparks showing off a ROMANTIC updo look .

Festive updo on NATURAL hair.

Tressed To Impress

So many formal events take place in the summer and early fall.Prom, in the early part of summer.Class reunions,military balls.Also,last but not least, WEDDINGS!

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Formal look with EDGE !

Many women look forward to these special occasions to dress up!But are confused about what to do with their hair.A  trick for those of you overwhelmed with hair style choices is to mimic a celebrity look.There are a bevy of fashion and hair magazines out there to choose from.Online photo galleries and catalogs are another option. Hairstyles should coordinate with your dress and the whole attitude of your look.

Updo's are a very popular formal hair style!
Ponytails can also be glammed up for a formal occasion.
Want a slightly edgey different formal look? Its all about the accessories!

Try out a few hairstyles in advance, whether you, a friend or a hairstylist crafts them.I strongly suggest this for a bride to be!Brides obsess about their hair almost as much as their gown.