If I use these to achieve my puff, I just put my head through the band and wrap it around my head twice. Then I slowly roll the band up my head until I have the size puff that I want. Sometimes, the headbands pop due to the thickness of my hair, but I always end up with a beautiful puff.
It sounds strange, but they work. All you need is a thigh high and a few bobby pins to keep it in place. Simply wrap a thigh high around your head and tie it once in the back while slowly sliding the thigh high up your head. Once you have achieved the size you like, tie it again. Tuck the ends and secure them with two bobby pins. Here is a great tutorial on how to use thigh highs for a puff.
The concept for using the show string is the same as the thigh high. The thigh high creates a softer hold for your puff and gently glides up your hair. The shoe string is a little sturdier and you can get a tighter hold. The only downside is that if you make it too tight, which sometimes I do, it can give you a headache.
Now that you have the tools to create the puff, you’re going to need styling products to keep your puff in place. Olive Oil Eco Styler Gel is great for slicking back your hair. You can brush all of my hair on top of my head, mix a little shea butter and Olive Oil Eco Styler Gel in your palms, then smooth the product on your hair.
Next, take a hard boar bristle brush and brush the product in your hair for a smooth finish. Tie the puff and smooth down your edges with your favorite edge control product. Finally, place a scarf around your edges for 15 to 30 minutes. When you take off your scarf you will have a beautiful puff. Keep in mind that the key to using these items is patience. You may not get your puff perfect on the first try, but with patience you’ll get there and become a pro!
What products and tools are you using to create your puff?