How I Style My High Puff (Low Tension)


I used to have a bittersweet relationship with styling my high puff because although it’s probably the easiest natural hairstyles to do, it was not always good for my edges. I learned the style wasn’t the issue, I was. I used things that either caused too much tension or I was styling it way too tight. You know what they say though, if you knew better, you do better. Now that I know better, I’m sharing it with you. Keep reading if you want to see how I style my low tension high puff.

What You’ll Need

  • A leave-in condition or moisturizing detangler of your choice. I used Aunt Jackie’s Knot On My Watch
  • A soft brush
  • A spray water bottle (optional)
  • A gel of your choice. I used the flaxseed and black castor oil eco style gel
  • A puff cuff, shoelace, stocking, or any other low tension way to secure your puff
  • A rubber band
  • A silk or satin scarf
  • An oil of your choice. I used the Hollywood Beauty Product’s Jojoba oil (optional)
  • Lastly, accessories if you want to spice it up as I did (optional)

Get The Look:

  • Separate and part your hair down the middle leaving enough hair for your flat twist. The size is completely up to you, I did mine small.
  • Detangle and moisturize the hair you’re going to flat twist.
  • Start flat twisting from the very beginning of your hair and add more hair as you continue to twist. Once you’ve twisted your hair, secure it with a rubber band.
  • Create a small section for your twist on each side of your head. The size if completely up to you.
  • Moisturize and twist those side hairs.
  • Then once you’re done with your twists,  moisturize the rest of your hair: spray with water, add a leave-in condition, and add gel.
  • Then, use your brush to lay down your hair and make it as sleek as possible. Add more gel if you need to.
  • Secure your hair with puff cuff, shoelace, stocking, or any other low tension puff holder.
  • Add accessories and wrap your hair with a silk/satin scarf. I left mine on for about 30-45 minutes.

And you’re done. Watch my full tutorial below: