Natural hair puffs; Top 8 Things you Must Know.

Hello ManEmbracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. On to Mane Motivation Monday & it’s a twist out motivation like a how it started and how it’s going thing.

I wear a puff one or twice every month mostly because it’s an easy style to achieve. I mean, you can achieve it in less than 5 minutes, you can accessorize it and there are different ways to style it( high puff, side puff, a puff with bangs/twist/twist outs, low puff) the list is endless, just get creative with your puff.

Let’s get down to a few things you need to know about wearing a puff.

How to tie a puff/ hold your hair into a puff.

A puff is super easy to do, all you need is a long hair tie, elastic band, shoe lace, bobby pins and if you love laying your edges, you’ll need an edge brush or toothbrush. Here is a quick tutorial on how to achieve a puff.

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A puff can be good or bad for your hair.

How often you wear a puff & how tight you hold will affect your hair. If you’ve to wear a puff frequently,  take breaks after every few days and don’t hold the puff too tight, that’s  how you slowly lose your edges.

Easy to achieve with lots of styling options.

You can achieve a Puff in less than 5 minutes. Moisturize, comb if you need to, tie and fluff with a hair pick comb or your fingers. The styling options are just endless, you can have a high puff, side puff, low puffs, high puff with twist/twist out bangs, accessorize with a head wrap etc.

Save a ruined style/ “bad hair day”

We all have days when our hair never seems to cooperate like you just can’t achieve the style you want or your twist out, braid out or Bantu knot outs don’t look anything like you expected. Any ruined/ failed styles can easily be saved by a puff, next time you are staring at your hair in the mirror frustrated & not sure what to do, just puff the hair.

Headache! Headache! Headache!

I used to get headaches every time I would wear a puff and the first thing I would do when I get home is take off the hair tie and let my hair fall back. Honestly, I did hold my hair a little too tight thus the headache and sometimes I would re-adjust the hair tie because of discomfort and headache but now I know better. I use a long hair tie/ shoe lace, pull up the tie as I adjust the tightness and how big or small I want my puff.

One of my very first puffs

Moisturize! Moisturize! Moisturize!

Moisturize your hair first before wearing a puff. Remember dry hair never looks good on anyone and ain’t good for your hair(tangles, knots and breakage.)

Detangling and Tangles.

First, moisturize your hair so that the strands are less inclined to wrap or hug each other forming tangles. Open ends tend to wrap on each & if possible detangle your hair before holding to a puff.

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Too much puff….

If you take out the hair tie and your hair doesn’t fall back, it’s about time you ditched that style and it also means you’ve been wearing puffs too much. Your hair may tend to rebel different styles too, braid it, twist or flat twist to stretch it.

Afro puff is a time saver & gorgeous style if it isn’t frequently worn and held too tight. Moisturize, take breaks, take it down once you are done with your day, accessorize it and get creative with styling.

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Everything Tangles and how to properly detangle Type 4 Natural Hair.

Tangles! Tangles! Tangles! Let’s talk about causes of tangles and how to properly detangle even the worst tangles. Long time no post but here we are. Hello ManEmbracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. Welcome to my blog and be sure to keep it here for hair care tips. Let’s talk about tangles for a minute but first, is your hair always tangled? Here is why. Tangles and knots can be such a pain but can be minimized. How to minimize tangles. Keep your hair moisturized. Moisturize properly and regularly. Let go of damaged and split ends. Don’t keep your two strand twists for too long and re-twist when you notice your roots are getting fluffy after cleansing. Detangle properly  Consider low manipulation styles to wearing your hair out Wear low manipulation & protective styles on stretched hair. Pat your hair with an old t-shirt/ towel to absorb the water after cleansing or use a microfiber towel. Avoid vigorously rubbing your hair with a towel. Essential detangling tools. Spray bottle Hair clip or scrunchies Wide-tooth comb Micro-fiber towel Conditioner/ Detangler Detangling brush How to properly detangle/ ultimate detangling steps. Work with sections. First, section into smaller parts. Detangling smaller sections is easier and not as time consuming. Start with damp hair. Spray water on your hair until damp. Add a conditioner/ detangler with a good slip to smoothen the tangles. Start detangling from the ends to the roots with your fingers. Don’t snap off the tangles, slowly separate the strands from the tangle. Comb with a wide tooth comb from the ends to the roots of each section then run it through your entire length. You can also use a detangling brush to detangle. Twist / braid or clip the detangled section and repeat the same for all other sections. Detanglers & conditioners to check out / purchase. TGIN Quench 3-in-1 Co-Wash Conditioner and Detangler SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Extra-Moisture Detangler Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils Knot On My Watch Instant Hair Detangling Kinky-Curly, Knot Today, Natural Leave in / Detangler Oyin Handmade Oh My Glide! Prestyling Detangler Taliah Waajid Curls, Waves & Naturals The Great Detangle Marini Naturals 3 IN 1 Leave-In Conditioner  Saru Organics Tea Tree And Peppermint Detangler SHETH NATURALS Detangling Instant Conditioner Share with the tribe your detangling tips and detangling products and tools that have worked for you.

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Natural hair Styles; 5 Easy to achieve styles.

I did a thing guys. Your girl is on a mission to try new styles and up her styling game. Hello Mane Embracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. Welcome to my blog and be sure to keep it for healthy hair care tips and tricks. Flat twist-out Afro I did another thing, installed flat twists as my low manipulation style for a week or so and the flat twist-out turned to an Afro. I love wearing my Afro or may be I love it because my styling game is 👎👎👎. Either way we all agree that afros are cute. Bun & bangs. First, I uploaded a tutorial on Facebook and Instagram, be sure to check out. It’s an easy to achieve style. Got no time to figure out how style your hair? Well, this style is for you. Bun & flat twist Same bun but flat twisted the bangs & the look gave me some ‘ hey there, praise and worship & good gal vibe.’ It’s an official look, easy to achieve style & a less than 5 minutes style. Low puff & twists. I live for high puffs but side puffs are okay too. I loved the look & the twists were, “hide my forehead thing.” Hello fellow gals with a big forehead & heart. Twists & tucked twists. Turned the low puff to chunky twists and pinned them. For a moment I thought I had locs but they don’t look like locs though. The IT style. How gorgeous is this style? I would love to know which of the styles is your favorite.

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