Many kinkier curlies are reluctant to begin their natural hair journey because they believe that their hair is too short to style, looks childish when natural or is too hard to look after. I’m here to tell you that with some practice and persistence, you'll find that this is not true!

If you ever feel stuck and uninspired when it comes to hairstyles, take a look at the gorgeous and creative puff styles below, perfect for the queens with shorter and kinkier hair types.


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This simple high puff hairstyle is quick and easy, perfect for those who don’t like to take a lot of time styling their hair in the mornings. For more of a ‘going-out’ look, simply add a bold lip colour and matching earrings to spice things up.

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Have you got a special occasion coming up? Want to spruce up your usual puff hairstyle? Try experimenting with this cute sleek flat twist bun. Start by sectioning off the front of your hair into five flat twists, and finish off with sleek edges and some cute braid cuffs for extra effect!

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Who said two puffs is a children-only hairstyle? You can make it grown and sexy by parting your hair in the middle, sleek both sides upwards into two neat buns. Add some big hoops and a smokey eye for a protective but also playful hairstyle.


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Another quick and easy way to switch up your usual puff is by simply sleeking it to one side. Fluff out your curls to make the puff bigger, this will help to frame your face and create the illusion of a faux hawk with half of the styling time!


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Play with texture of your puff safely with a no-heat style by using perm rods. Once the hair is completely dry you can take down the rods to reveal this uniformed curled updo! Leave a section of hair out at the front to create faux bangs.


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Crown yourself with this decorated flat twist high puff fit for a QWEEN! Add some braid cuffs again for effect.

All of the above hairstyles can be really quick and easy to do, so get your flat-twist practicein action to get really creative with your natural puff for a more versatile natural hair journey!

What’s your go-to puff style? Share the details in the comments section below! And if you're looking for more puff info, check out these articles: How to Co-Wash and Style a Puff and Get In Shape! 5 Tips for The Perfect Afro Puff