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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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Meet Accented Glory's #BeDifferent Feature Zahra! Zahra is a health and wellness blogger at The Natural Journey For Life. Read below to learn what being different means to her!
Being different means acknowledging the uniquely wonderful person that you are. Not apologizing for seeing the world unlike others and living in your true skin and loving your true skin and hair no matter what the trends of the day are. - Zahra
As the natural hair community has grown, there has also been an increase of YouTube videos, channels, and sense of community in the YouTube world. And I am all here for it. I've watched tutorials for everything from learning new wrap styles to enhancing hair styles I already have down pat. I'm definitely an advocate for learning new things, but a recent experience had a naturalista doubting if YouTube tutorials can truly help you to master different styles.
The faux goddess locs are the hot new trend that many ladies are rocking and I wanted to be summertime fine. I headed straight to YouTube to look for all the videos I could find on how to do individual crochet locs. After my 3rd video I was like hell yeah, I got this style down pat. After too many trials and errors and two trips to the beauty supply store I soon learned a lesson that I feel a lot of women have had to come to terms with...hairstylist go to school for a reason! While I may be my own personal hairstylist; I am no professional.
I say all this to say that YouTube tutorials can be very helpful, but we also have to assess our own skills. If you know you can't braid, then chile don't be mad when your crochet style looks a mess after a few days. Don't fall victim to a case of what I wanted versus what I got, because you overestimated your skills girl. Always apply the Golden rule when attempting new styles with YouTube tutorials... practice makes perfect!
Cierra - Accessory Diva
Meet Accented Glory's #BeDifferent Feature Ms. Emily! Ms. Emily is a community organizer and activist. Read below to learn what being different means to her!
I have worn my hair like this (various loc styles) for 5 years! I am inspired by natural hair acceptance and looks. I am also 46 % Nigerian, Central African 23%, Sierra Leonean 13% Kenyan 10% which makes me so proud. - Ms. Emily
Meet Accented Glory's #BeDifferent Feature Marsha! Marsha is a beauty, health, and lifestyle blogger at Sassy Critic. Read below to learn what being different means to her!
To me, being different means to be your true, authentic self. To not allow others to influence you to act out of character. To not follow ideals, trends, or actions that do not align with who you know yourself to be just to fit in. Fit in with yourself and do what you like! - Marsha aka Sassy Critic
Meet Accented Glory's #BeDifferent Feature Korynthia! She is a lifestyle blogger at Smart Sagittarius. Read below to discover what being different means to her.
As a black woman with kinky coily type 4b hair, society makes me feel different every day. I embrace being different by wearing my hair out in its naturally curly glory whenever I have the chance. In being different and accepting it, I'm practicing self love and showing others that they can do it too. - Korynthia
Meet Accented Glory's #BeDifferent Feature Bryanna! Bryanna is a natural hair and lifestyle blogger at That Classy Afro Chic. Read below to discover what being different means to her.
“Being different means showing my creativity, passion, and unique flare in my style. I always aim to be myself and admire the beauty that I have on the inside and out! What makes all of us beautiful are those different qualities that are unique and stand out. ❤ “
Meet Accented Glory's #BeDifferent Feature Qwania! Qwania is a natural hair and holistic health blogger. Read below to discover what being different means to her.
Hi, I’m Qwania Dixon and you may also recognize me as natural hair blogger Naturalista4me. Being different, to me, means having the ability to be who you are no matter what. You stand in your truth and use your strengths to uplift others in the world. Being different is a feeling of freedom and self-acceptance. Being different is powerful as it is those who are memorable who have the most impact.
Follow Qwania at...
Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/naturalista4me2/
Facebook Group- https://www.facebook.com/groups/Naturalista4meGroup/
Receive her eBook for FREE- I’m Ready to Return Natural- http://bit.ly/2ks467W
Meet Accented Glory's #BeDifferent feature Brandie! She is the founder of Be Kekoa Hair Studio and Be Kekoa Healthy Curl Products line. Read below to discover what being different means to her!
I don't allow my curls to consume or control me. I give it just the right amount of care it needs then let them BE. I understand that each day along the natural hair journey is different and curb the expectations I put on my hair accordingly. Gone are the days when I felt the need to have each strand in place (relaxer aka "cream crack"); some days I'm just a wild child, and Lord know that's exactly what my soul needs to be free at those times. I'm patient with my curls and express gratitude to them for giving me the ability to transform into a multitude of different versions of myself!
Meet Accented Glory's #BeDifferent feature Tacheyana! She's a hair and lifestyle blogger. Read below to find out what being different means to her!
To me, being different means being a leader. In today’s society people follow trends to stay popular. I, for one, do not. I don’t give into the hype of materialistic items. Instead, I do what makes me happy. I’m at my happiest state when my curls are flowing free. My untamed mane give me a sense of empowerment, as if I could conquer the world. - Tacheyana
Cierra has been a part of Accented Glory since its launch in June 2013. Outside of being an "Accessory Diva", she's a college graduate who desires to pursue a career in law.