How to Make an Afro Puff With Dry Hair

by Rebecca Walton ; Updated July 18, 2017

Rock two Afro puffs for a girly style.

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Dry, kinky hair is the first prerequisite to making an Afro puff. It is virtually impossible to make an Afro puff with any other kind of hair texture. Once the hair is dry and curly, Afro puffs can be worn in a number of ways from the classic rock "rough and stuff" to the cute girly ode to Minnie Mouse. Regardless of the style, Afro puffs are a girl's way to embrace her natural hair texture.

Wash your hair to remove dirt and buildup. Use shampoo and conditioner specially formulated for your texture of hair.

Part your hair into two big sections with a jumbo comb, while hair is still damp. With a rat-tail comb, start on either the right or left side and part your hair into smaller sections. Apply a finger full of non-petrolatum hair grease onto the scalp within those smaller sections until the whole head is complete.

Blow out your hair with a blow dryer while combing your hair with a fine-toothed comb or an Afro pick. It will make your hair full and puffy.

Gather your hair to the part of your head where you want the Afro puff fixed, and tie with a ponytail holder rubber band. With a brush and olive oil hair gel, lay the edges of your hair down against your scalp.

Pick and style your puff with an Afro pick, and add a touch of holding spray.


  • To make multiple puffs, simply repeat Steps 1 through 3 before you use a rat tail comb to part your hair into however many Afro puffs you want. Use a pony tail holder to section out where you want to place each puff. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 and, viola -- you have Afro puffs.

    If you have fine hair, getting a perm to make your hair curly is a good way to make your hair puffy enough for an Afro puff. Wait a few days after your curls are complete. Set your hair with rod curlers, spray some spritz on your hair and sit under the dryer until your hair is dry. After, your hair should be curly and dry enough to create Afro puffs.

    Hair grease is unnecessary for women with fine hair.

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About the Author

Rebecca Walton started writing after a 10-year career in state government. She is a long time contributor to Houston Style Magazine, which led to her becoming an authority on fashion and style. Walton holds a master's degree in liberal arts and owns a media and communications company that delivers content to the masses.