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Try this Hair Puff Balls hairstyle on your little girl

The caption for @shanillia26 Instagram video says it all for this cute “hair puff balls” hairstyle for our little girls: “If you can’t beat the puffiness…join it”.  And who wouldn’t want to join it, and wear a dynamic hairstyle like this beauty.

If you want to achieve this hairdo, a professional natural hairstylist should not have any problem dupilicating the look. However, for all you DIY moms out there, the style does not look too difficult to take on. All you need is time and patience.


As stated by @shanillia26:

“…actually it took sixty minutes for a hairdo that will last 2 weeks.”

“I left it in for 2 weeks. Could have gone longer cuz it still looked very neat though. There was no specific after effect, no matting or extreme tangles or extra hairloss. Definitely going to do this again!”

Hair Puff Balls

Hair Puff Balls hairstyle “how-to” tutorial

Supplies needed:

  • Curling cream or styling custard
  • Small rubber bands or elastic bands
  • Rattail comb (for parting, not combing)
  • Barrettes or braid/loc hair cuff clips (optional)

Hair Puff Balls hairstyle

Simple steps for the style:

  1. Section hair in 1 inch alternating squares as you go.
  2. Add styling product to the section
  3. Evenly, secure rubber bands down the section 1 to 2 inches apart. (depending on how big you want the puffs)
  4. Continue until the entire head is completed.
  5. Add barrettes to the ends or braid/loc hair cuff clips over a few rubber bands for embellishments.

Wowww! The love we've received is crazy! Thank you so much! 💖💖💖 Here's a quick tutorial on how to get the look. If you want to know how long it took and how I take these babies out, please click on the link in my bio! – – – #naturalhairdoescare #naturalhairjourney #afrohair #blackboldandnatural #healthyhairjourney #myhaircrush #naturalchixs #blackhair #teamnatural #naturallyshedope #curls_aunatural #unconditionedroots #naturalrootsista #kinky_chicks1 #berrycurly #kinkychicks #naturalhair  #curlswithlove #teamnatural #globalcoutureblog #happilynaturallit26 #naturalgirlsrock #naturalhairdaily #cwk_girls #mynaturalhairisdope #berrycurly #afrikinkykids #myhaircrushkids #naturalhairkidsfeature #frobabies

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  • You can add braids or flat twists in the front, instead of the 1 inch square sections, for add flare and uniqueness.
  • Be careful installing and taking out the rubber bands. They can cause breakage and damage to the hair, if misused.
  • Do not keep style in longer than 2 weeks to prevent matting and tangles.

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thirsty roots®

Our goal is to share the beauty of Afro-textured hair and to have a place where we can come together to get examples, advice, and information of black hair growth and hairstyles. Whether you have permed, pressed, or natural hair it's still black hair and it's beautiful.

1 Comment

  • This hairstyle was stolen, she didn’t create it,, been doing this stule for 30 years,, and no only need some oil and its best with color rubber bands because they’re the and last longer plus prettier,, i just cant sit still and let her take credit also this style can last a month with little maintenance and it makes hairstyles grow faster. I have 7 daughters each with natural hair down the back…js

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