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Hair tutorial: How to do a bouffant in five minutes

Okay, two things about me: I am inept when it comes to styling my hair and I have very thin hair. That kinda limits the number of options for me, doesn't it? I just usually let my hair down to allow my natural curls to do the work but that can get old pretty fast!

Good thing we live in the future. There are a lot of cool implements and tools to style our hair now, one of which is this Pinkbox Hair Puff (P99). Disclaimer: I work with the brand. Still, I think it's a pretty neat product so I decided to share it with you guys. :)

Basically, the Hair Puff is a velcro insert that you can use to do bouffants on the front or middle part of your head. Instead of teasing your hair and using loads of hair spray to create volume, you can cut the prep time by simply attaching the puff. This is very useful if you want volume on top of your head without the work and the nasty part of cleaning it all up.

So, without further ado, here's a super easy tutorial on how to do a bouffant using the Pinkbox Hair Puff and only two clips!

Step 1: Grab a section of your hair where you want to place the puff. I want to do something like Rachel McAdams', so I took the front part of my hair. 


Step 2: Place the hair puff carefully behind the section of hair. The velcro should grab onto the hair, so it would stay secure.

Step 3: Smooth out your hair  on top using your fingers. If you find that the sides of the puff are showing, get more hair and smooth it over the insert, thus making it practically invisible.

Step 4: Then, secure your hair onto the base of the puff using hair pins, or in this case, a clip. I used one on both sides.

Step 5: You can use gel or mousse if your hair is unruly or would like to keep random strands from waving about, but since I already have a smoothing oil on my hair, I just let it be.

And that's it! Super easy, I tell you. :) You can tie your hair back in a pony tail, create and updo, or add some colorful clips and ribbons to dress up your look. Here are some examples:

Verniece tying her hair back with a ribbon, the puff a little farther onto the crown of her hair.

Scarjo in a super sleek updo

Hilary Duff in a messy updo

Last tip: the velcro puff can be a bit stubborn to remove, but just pull slowly to get it out of your hair. The harder you pull, the harder it is to take out. So be gentle!

And that's it! Please let me know if you have any questions. ;) The Hair Puff is already available in all Pinkbox outlets. You can follow Pinkbox on Facebook and Twitter to see updates!

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