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The summer season is approaching and we all know what that means: lots of fun in the sun! With temperatures already starting to soar, it’s a great time to incorporate easy and cute tricks to keep the hair out of your face while still maintaining your sexy! One of my favorite playful styles that translates well from day to night is a neat spin on the traditional pouf, a staple in any curly girl’s style book!

How to Wear a Pouf

There are many ways to rock a pouf, whether up high or down low, centered or even to the side. I’ve been watching and learning and I can definitely say I’ll be wearing this style often throughout the summer. YouTube favorites like IKNOWLEE and bloggers like HairGurl are some of my hair inspirations, and they both pull this look off quite effortlessly. My favorite natural hair stylist, Tamika Fletcher of Natural Resources Salon, even gave us a quick style tutorial that shows how easy and chic this look is.

  • This is one of those styles that can be achieved on a variety of hair textures and lengths. If you’re starting with an old twist out, it should be easy to mold the look that you want. You have a variety of options to play up the back of your hair too!
  • You can opt to create a flat twist or French roll in the back, or you can just smooth the back and secure your hair with a loose scrunchie. I find the latter works when you have long enough hair to cover the scrunchie.
  • When doing the flat twist or French roll, use bobby pins to secure the hair when you’ve got it in place.
  • Depending on how much hair you want to be free in the front, you can take the hair from one side, cross over the back of your head and pin it in place closer to the opposite side of your hair. Crossing your bobby pins will create a more secure hold for your hair, guaranteeing there won’t be any hair accidents while you're out.
  • If you plan to wear your hair in a front pouf when going out, here's a tip: If you have time to set your twists before heading out for a night on the town, this will help the loose front section appear fresh and well defined. I like to first use a spray leave-in conditioner to lightly mist my hair and then I add a small dab of a butter product to the length of each section before twisting.

Make sure you don’t neglect those ends. There’s no quicker way to ruin a fly style than having dry, frizzy ends. Happy styling!

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