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My Afro Puff Holder design…
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I remember the conversation like it was yesterday. A natural newbie who had "big chopped" and now had a TWA (Teeny Weeny Afro) reached out to me via direct message. She was very proud of herself for taking the plunge and embracing her natural hair, but struggled with the confidence of rocking short hair. She reached out to me looking for ways to style her small afro; she wanted to add some "pop" to her hair. Accented Glory's Afro Puff Holder was the design that I recommended to solve her natural hair woes!
One of the most common styles worn by new naturals and those who keep their hair short is the Afro Puff. The puff is a very quick and easy style. Many naturals use an elastic band, ribbon, and even pantyhose to create this style. Because of this fact, one of Accented Glory's first hair accessory designs was our Afro Puff Holder. This design is versatile and provide an all in one option; it holds the puff in place and accent the hairstyle. This natural hair friendly design is created with a round ouchless band; the round shape minimize cutting into hair and causing damage. There are also no metal connectors to worry about getting hair tangled in.
Accented Glory's two most popular Afro Puff Holder designs is the pearl and cowrie shell. The pearl design is created with sixteen pearls. Pearls exemplify wisdom and the number sixteen represents intuition. Our cowrie shell design has seven cowrie shells. Cowrie shells have African roots and portrays a message of respect, honor, and inspiration. The shell is the first symbol of money and wealth known to mankind. The number seven represents spiritual perfection and completion.
Whether you're a natural hair newbie or simply enjoy wearing a short afro, We Got You! Add some glam to the classic Afro Puff natural hairstyle with Accented Glory's Afro Puff Holders. Shop for our design on Amazon or Etsy.
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One of the most common styles among women with natural hair is the Afro Puff. Many use an elastic band, ribbon, and even pantyhose to create this style. Accented Glory can help you create this style with some flava! We have a variety of Afro Puff Holders you can purchase at our online store. These items are one of our top sellers because they're easy to use and you don't have to double up on hair accessories. They're versatile and provides an all-in-one option. For these reasons it is our signature item among the many handcrafted hair accessories we provide.
The Afro Puff Holder is used to keep the Afro we know and love in place. The holder can also be used with other updo hairstyles. I personally use the Afro Puff Holder for times when I really don't feel like doing my hair. It's fast, easy, and a nice look for those lazy days. Depending on the occasion, the style can be dressed up or down.
When wearing this style, I recommend that you moisturize your hair using the LOC Method (Liquid Oil Cream). First, using a spray bottle, mist your hair with water. Next, spread your favorite oil throughout your hair, especially the ends. Then, lock in the moisture with a hair lotion, cream or butter. Brush your edges all the way around towards your Afro Puff. Lastly, put on your Accented Glory Puff Holder to add some glam.
Below are some pics of me rockin the
Accented Glory Pearl Afro Puff Holder.
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Cierra has been a part of Accented Glory since its launch in June 2013. Outside of being an "Accessory Diva", she's a millennial who's currently navigating adulthood. Click Not One Of Your Little Friends to check out her podcast!