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Ponytail/Afro puff instructions?

CurlyMan82CurlyMan82 Posts: 219Registered Users Curl Neophyte
I'm a 3c, and I'm trying to do this. What do I need and what are the steps?

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  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    Check out YouTube.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • curlylocs232curlylocs232 Posts: 143Registered Users
    I agree with Firefox. There are so many great videos out there. My hair is really thick and so putting it in a puff puts a lot of pressure on my edges and gives me a major headache. Mz Tammy on YouTube has a good tutorial on how to do a puff without this happening so I'll be giving this a go during the week.
  • CurlyMan82CurlyMan82 Posts: 219Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    YouTube was kind of common sense :/

    I asked here because I was wondering if there's any special process for 3C types. Didn't see that anywhere on YouTube. Anyways, I went on and came up with my own process to make it happen.

    First pic is how it came out on my very first attempt. The pics after that are all from the second time I tried, where I kind of came up with my own way of trying to make it work.

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    Tips? Comments are welcome of course. I've already got an idea on how to get the back looking longer.
  • curlylocs232curlylocs232 Posts: 143Registered Users
    When you say a special process for 3c types, what do you mean? I didn't know that tying hair back was different for different hair textures. I'd have thought hair density might affect the method that someone uses but not texture. What did you do differently to what you found on YouTube? Just interested coz I also have 3c hair and puffs are a good move on bad hair days. :/
  • SamanthascurlzSamanthascurlz Posts: 1,082Registered Users
    You have great curly hair! Love it!
    CG, High Porosity, Fine, Low Density, Medium Elasticity
    Suave, V05, GF Go clean gel, ACV rinses, CO, and Gelatine PT.
    [URL="[url=http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/members/samanthascurlz-albums-evolvement-my-hair.html]Curls[/url]"][/url]Curls
  • Always@nightAlways@night Posts: 566Registered Users
    I identify as having 3c hair and My pony puffs tend to look like this
    ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1373072104.153634.jpg
    ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1373072167.848177.jpg
    I usually do my pony puffs on a wash and go.
    I don't use gel
    Nor do I use an elastic.
    I usually mist my edges and brush them up.
    Then I use a knee high sock (the kind that I use is made out of stocking material) that i stretch and tie around loosely around my edges, and I tighten it and push it up to make the puff.
  • SamanthascurlzSamanthascurlz Posts: 1,082Registered Users
    I identify as having 3c hair and My pony puffs tend to look like this
    ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1373072104.153634.jpg
    ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1373072167.848177.jpg
    I usually do my pony puffs on a wash and go.
    I don't use gel
    Nor do I use an elastic.
    I usually mist my edges and brush them up.
    Then I use a knee high sock (the kind that I use is made out of stocking material) that i stretch and tie around loosely around my edges, and I tighten it and push it up to make the puff.

    Wow I love this!
    CG, High Porosity, Fine, Low Density, Medium Elasticity
    Suave, V05, GF Go clean gel, ACV rinses, CO, and Gelatine PT.
    [URL="[url=http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/members/samanthascurlz-albums-evolvement-my-hair.html]Curls[/url]"][/url]Curls
  • CurlyMan82CurlyMan82 Posts: 219Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    When you say a special process for 3c types, what do you mean? I didn't know that tying hair back was different for different hair textures. I'd have thought hair density might affect the method that someone uses but not texture. What did you do differently to what you found on YouTube? Just interested coz I also have 3c hair and puffs are a good move on bad hair days. :/

    I'm somewhat new to this, but, what I meant was, I was looking for the most effective method at doing this for our hair type. I know that different hair types are handled different ways, so that's where I was going. I.E. 3b is easier to tie than 3c, and 3c is easier than 4a and so on.

    I got my hair saturated with water, combed through it to help get all the hair facing one way, then rubbed olive cream on it and brushed it in so that I could get some shine with the waves in it. Then I put a hair cover called a Tsurag over it to lay the top down, but let the back stick up instead of having pressure on it, so the strap was loose in the back. Then I woke up, front was smoothly laid down, wavy and somewhat shiny. I slipped on my hair band and it helped to separate and hold the back while I styled. Then I simply applied some curl enhancing cream to the back and picked it out a bit. What you see is the finished product :)
  • CurlyMan82CurlyMan82 Posts: 219Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    You have great curly hair! Love it!

    Thank you very much =)
  • CurlyMan82CurlyMan82 Posts: 219Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I identify as having 3c hair and My pony puffs tend to look like this
    ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1373072104.153634.jpg
    ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1373072167.848177.jpg
    I usually do my pony puffs on a wash and go.
    I don't use gel
    Nor do I use an elastic.
    I usually mist my edges and brush them up.
    Then I use a knee high sock (the kind that I use is made out of stocking material) that i stretch and tie around loosely around my edges, and I tighten it and push it up to make the puff.

    Ah, thank you. This is more along the line of what I was hoping to see. I did use a bandanna on my very first try and it looked pretty good. The wideness of it made the actual puff much more visible.
  • Always@nightAlways@night Posts: 566Registered Users
    I do not use bandana's, in the pictures I am wearing a headband that had nothing to do with how I made the puff. The knee high sock I used is not visible. It is not under the headband it is around the puff.
    I sure am curious how u managed to use a bandana for your puff. Lol. Please share?:)I can only use bandana's to cover my hair.
    Also puffs are going to look different on different lengths of hair. From what I can see, the puff looks how it should, I don't see anything wrong with it. Mine use to look a bit like that when my hair was shorter.
    Also try doing it on dry hair, granted I do mine on a wash and go but i make sure it is dry. Then i mist my edged with water to help with brushing. Doing it drive gives me a fuller look.
  • Always@nightAlways@night Posts: 566Registered Users
    I identify as having 3c hair and My pony puffs tend to look like this
    ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1373072104.153634.jpg
    ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1373072167.848177.jpg
    I usually do my pony puffs on a wash and go.
    I don't use gel
    Nor do I use an elastic.
    I usually mist my edges and brush them up.
    Then I use a knee high sock (the kind that I use is made out of stocking material) that i stretch and tie around loosely around my edges, and I tighten it and push it up to make the puff.

    Wow I love this!

    Thank u :-)
  • CurlyMan82CurlyMan82 Posts: 219Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Here we go. The fact that I could tighten it allowed me to make the back stick out more. I think it was dry here with some moisturizer added before.

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  • Always@nightAlways@night Posts: 566Registered Users
    I spy progress:-)! Congratz.
  • CurlyMan82CurlyMan82 Posts: 219Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Thank you. All of these pics were taken within a 3-4 day span. I'm at a little over 7 months, and I'm growing out from a taper, so some places are longer than others. You see how something as simple as a bandanna was able to maximize the look for me.
  • Always@nightAlways@night Posts: 566Registered Users
    It must be my head size because i can't fit a bandana around my head to use it this way lol :-) i'm happy it works for u
  • CurlyMan82CurlyMan82 Posts: 219Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    You probably can. What I did was, I laid the bandanna at the front of my hairline and tightened it as I slid it backwards. Then I just tied it once I felt the puff was sufficient.

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