Wednesday, 8 May 2013

The high puff: A naturals’ bessie mate!!

Hey guys! I dunno about you, but for every “hair landmark” I reach, I seem to find only ONE hairstyle I can stick with. And right now my high puff is my best friend. 

It all began 2 weeks ago when I realised my head was the size of a split pea. I resorted to wrapping a head band around my old twist out and pinning it into place as I had seen on YouTube. It had never occurred to me that I could just pin the bands in place… My head just seems to be too small and the band always ends up around my neck two seconds later. Grr. 

But I digress. The past two weeks have consisted of my puff and I travelling the world! (Well, London to Bristol :/ ) It’s so easy to do and keeps my hair moisturised. Something I realised when I pulled my hair into a puff was that it’s grown so much! I was literally gobsmacked by my length retention. I avoid doing length checks regularly but because I have very shrunken and coily 4c hair, the growth isn’t always that obvious. My hair has literally never been this long, and whilst it may not look like it from the image, its past my jaw. Oh yeah! 

It just goes to show, when you stop paying attention, things really do happen. As they say, a watched kettle never boils and a watched afro never grows. Okay, I made that up, but it should be a saying in the natural hair community! Its lame but one of my milestones was to reach the high puff status. Now I’ve made it, I’m excited to see what happens next. I think my next goal should be a high bun. A very high bun. Like Cipriana from Urban Bush Babes.*DROOL* I don’t plan on straightening my hair for quite a while because I’m really enjoying my curl pattern and texture at the moment. I don’t even have the urge to straighten it… yet anyway. But this is honestly one step of many! 

Puff, puff puff it up!
My hair may change sometime soon though! I’m thinking Marley twists or something along that line. I’ll keep you posted but have you got any suggestions? Let me know :)

Zee xx

1 comment:

  1. Your hair looks lovely sis!Nothing is lame goals keep us on track. I understand the feeling it feels as if my ahir is taking forever to grow(I'm transitioning).Marley twists are quite nice , I may try kinky twists next. Twists/braids really gives hair a break