Hello curlies, I have a special PuffCuff hair clamp review and tutorial for you today.

So………have you ever visited a natural hair blog or seen a YouTuber raving about their PuffCuff?  Maybe you have viewed a popular YouTuber styling their hair in amazing styles using their PuffCuff’, speaking about its benefits and discussing how it has helped in their personal styling journey?

Have you been thinking about purchasing one or perhaps even puzzled about which size is right for you?   Well, look no further: your decision does not have to be a shot in the dark!   I’ll walk you through the pros and cons of styling your hair with the PuffCuff, and show you a simple styling video tutorial about how I personally use my PuffCuff in my personal styling regime. Ready? Let’s dive in.

What exactly is a PuffCuff?

The PuffCuff is a hair accessory which is circular in shape with wide teeth on each side. It has a hook latch closure which helps to hold it in place during styling, and a large 5-inch diameter (original sized PuffCuff) which is ideal for naturals with full/ thick, kinky, curly afro-textured hair. The widely-spaced teeth help to grip the hair in place with less pressure on the hairline or edges, and it is relatively sturdy in my opinion. I have had mine for over two years and it’s still going strong!  Furthermore, the great news is that the PuffCuff company is owned by a black lady who is a natural herself.  That’s what I like to see – naturals doing it for themselves!

Which size is right for you?

There are four different sizes, which is useful for achieving different hairstyles while offering a choice for naturals with different hair thickness. The size you purchase will ultimately depend on your personal preference, and whether or not you want a tighter or looser hold. I decided to go for the largest size because I wanted to grip all my hair and have lots of hair left out, giving the illusion of extra volume and thickness.  I would recommend choosing a size based on the thickness of your hair and the styles you would like to create.  If you’re really unsure then simply go for the largest size (in my opinion!)

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Purchasing your PuffCuff

Many of my British readers might not have heard of the PuffCuff hair clamp because it has mainly been available in the US.  As with everything else natural hair and black beauty related- it’s always bigger, better and actually available in America. However if you are interested in purchasing a PuffCuff they can now actually be ordered online at Amazon UK and even eBay, as I found out recently. The PuffCuff is not exactly cheap though, and you will have to pay for postage and packaging. However, if you feel it will work for your hair type then consider giving it a try nonetheless. When I initially purchased my PuffCuff I actually ordered it from America because it was only available in America at the time, but now it is widely available at popular online retailers.

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PuffCuff hair clamp review video: How I style my hair using my PuffCuff

Check out my PuffCuff hair clamp review video tutorial (above) where I demonstrate a simple hairstyle I often wear using my PuffCuff. I’m using the original-sized PuffCuff in this video, which is the largest size in the range. I love wearing my PuffCuff in this way, as it gives my hair the illusion of so much volume and thickness. Do check out the video and please like and subscribe if you like this video and would like to see more.

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My final thoughts

Overall the PuffCuff held my hair really well and it was not a struggle to grip all my hair at the roots. There was no unnecessary pulling of my hair, and I had lots of hair left out as a result which was the main look I was trying to achieve. The PuffCuff will also give your hair the illusion of thickness- as it sits at the hair base holding the hair broadly in place. The grip is secure when in place; since the hooks that hold the clip in place are relatively large in comparison to other similar hair clips. As mentioned earlier, I would also say the PuffCuff is fairly sturdy and is unlikely to break under the pressure of your hair -even if you have extremely thick hair.

The PuffCuff is even suitable for naturals who wear their hair in locks or thick braid styles. Even though the PuffCuff has fewer teeth in comparison to the average hair clip which is kinder on the edges. This does also mean however that you do not get that extra tight grip and slicked-down sides and edges that we all love. However, I did find that my edges laid perfectly flat when I used my Eco-Styler gel.

PuffCuff hair clamp review score

In summary, if I were to give the PuffCuff a score out of 10 I would probably give it 7 out of 10 for practicality, ease-of-use and styling. I have not given it a higher rating because it’s not readily available within high street hair shops, it’s a little pricey for my liking and it does not necessarily grip in a way that keeps your sides and edges down. Overall I like my PuffCuff, and I would definitely purchase one again. I actually plan to buy another one in the original size and a smaller size, maybe the next size down. So there you have it ladies! All the relevant information I believe you actually need to make an informed decision about the PuffCuff.

Do you own a PuffCuff? What hair tools or accessories are you using for styling thick hair or giving the illusion of thick hair? Comment below to let me know if this blog post has been useful in helping you to decide whether or not to purchase.

Head wrap styles are a must during the summer months.  I love summer, the sun is out, everyone feels happier, the weather is good and for many naturals, this is the perfect time to sport one of their many head wrap styles. Summer is the perfect time to rock a bold, colourful, artistic head wrap with pride.

Many would be forgiven for believing that summer is non-existent in the U.K, but according to the official UK records, British summer is from 27th March 2016 to 30th October 2016. Therefore, since we are now in August, it officially means we are in summer time.

Whatever the weather, head wraps and head scarfs always go down a treat, and the best thing about these styles is they are so easy to create, and you can use whatever scarf, head wrap, headscarf or material you have at home. There is an array of different styles and many ways to wrap natural hair that it’s almost impossible to run out of inspiration.

To get started and to help on the way to headwear bliss or simply increasing styling options, I have put together a series of 100 different head wrap and headscarf styles for your viewing pleasure.

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Head wrap styles for natural hair Youtube video

For this first head wrap style in the series, you will need only a long scarf. The scarf I am using in this YouTube video is made from 99% cotton and therefore does not have any stretch.

This style is best achieved with a scarf without any tassels. However, any relatively long scarf will do the job just fine. You may also need a bobby pin to pin your hair up for this style. Secure your final look with a safety pin if you want your final masterpiece to be more secure or if you just want peace of mind that your new look won’t spontaneously unravel.

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