When it comes to styling my hair, I’m pretty lazy and simple. If I’m not wearing a wig or a weave, puffs and afros are pretty much my go-to styles. Lately, I’ve been struggling with my hair not being at my desired length. I could barely even get it into a ponytail at one point! That alone made me feel more insecure about my hair. I would always turn to wigs, weaves, and drawstring ponytails because I didn’t like how short my hair was. You know the saying “love your hair and it will love you back”? That’s exactly what I did. Taking a break from the weave and taking better care of my hair made it grow some, but not enough to give me my desired puff. Then I came across this lifesaving hair clamp called the PuffCuff.
I saw the PuffCuff being advertised on social media a little over a year ago. I was super excited to try it out because these scrunchies weren’t cutting it anymore. What I love about these hair clamps is that it comes in four different sizes, depending on how thick your hair is. The Original comes with one 5″ clamp, the Junior comes with two 3″ clamps, the Mini comes with three 2.5″ clamps, and the Micro comes with five 1.5″ clamps. There is also a family pack, which includes one Original, one junior, two Minis, and three Micros. I bought my PuffCuffs from Amazon, but you can also order from the website here.
I bought the Junior pack last June, only because the Original was temporarily out of stock at the time. I use the Junior PuffCuffs when I want to wear pigtails since it came with two clamps. I only had this pack at the time, so I mostly wore pigtails until I got tired of them. Surprisingly, I was able to fit my hair in a ponytail using one of the Junior clamps. My puff was still laughably tiny, so I wore a drawstring ponytail to make it look bigger. During that time, I could not for the life of me get my hair to stay in a ponytail using a scrunchie. It would always slide off after I get it in the ponytail. That Junior clamp came in handy for me, though. Here’s what my hair looks like in pigtails with the Junior PuffCuffs.
About three weeks later, I bought the Original as soon as I found out that it was back in stock. I’m not gonna lie, it was a lot bigger than I expected it to be. When I first tried it, I thought it looked horrible since you could see how huge it was in my hair. Worst of all, my puff didn’t look as big and full as I had hoped. I was disappointed, so I let it sit in my bathroom drawer for a while. After about seven months, I decided to give it another try. I had gotten rope twists and a crochet hairstyle during that time, so my hair grew quite a bit. The clamp wasn’t as noticeable when I put it in my hair. My puff looked amazing too! It still wasn’t as big as I had hoped, but that’s just going to take patience. To this day, I still use the Original clamp faithfully. I use it more than I use the Juniors now. Here’s what my hair looks like in a ponytail with the Original PuffCuff.
I’ve been contemplating if I should buy the Mini and Micro packs or not. I’ve been considering a fro-hawk for a while, but worry that my hair isn’t long enough for that yet. I also worry about the clamps being too small. I’ll probably buy it if I ever decide to retire my signature puff. And if I do, I’ll post a review of it. In conclusion, I wholeheartedly recommend the PuffCuff to all my curl-friends. I’ve had nothing but positive experiences with both the Junior and Original clamps. They make my puffs look awesome, they don’t give me headaches, it’s dumb easy to use, and it’s durable. I’ll ever use another scrunchie again!
*The photos in the featured image do not belong to me. I got them from the PuffCuff website 🙂