By Hadassah Agbaps - February 06, 2015

Hi people, what's been on?!

The love season is here again and if you're a bit like me, you're wondering what you are going to do with your hair.

So I'm here with a little pictorial on a style I feel most naturals should have in their styling repertoire.....THE CINNABUN.

This style doesn't discriminate with length unless you have a really teeny weeny fro. Once you've gotten the hang of it, you can get as creative as you want with placement and accessories.

If you're on Instagram, you'd have seen this pic! I did a side cinnabun (I placed it to look like a flower) with a roll and tuck side swoop.

Don't fret cinabun (or puffpuff as I fondly call it) can be done even with shorter hair. My sister who has the notorious 'in between length' natural hair agreed to be my natural hair model.

We started with washed and stretched hair (using tthreading, twists or blowdry).

What you'll need
- Bobby pins (infact a natural should always have lots of bobby pins handy)
- An elastic band
- Edge control paste or gel for smoothing edges.(see previous post for getting smooth and sleek edges).


- First put an elastic band around your hair and push backwards (as much as it can depending on your length) to form an afro puff.

- Then take a small section of hair, braid or twist the very tips.
- Take a bobby pin and attach it to the end of the twist and pin under the band.
- You'll finally have a small bun (I call it puff puff)

- Do this round your hair and then continue in the center until it looks like the pictures below.
- Gel and smoothen up your edges to pull the look together.
- Add a hair accessory, beat up your face and you're good to go!

Hope this pictorial was easy to understand. Lemme know if you have any questions!

Happy styling!

Till I spill again,
Live Beautifully.Naturally.

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  1. It's so pretty! I've always wondered how cinnabuns are made. Now I know. Can't wait until my hair is long enough for this. It's really lovely.

  2. Definitely trying this! My 4" (or thereabouts) kinky hair dislikes "out" styles and you don't want to put extensions in. If there are anymore, please share! Thanks for this one!

    1. Thanks Gibbie, will do. You have an interesting blog btw.

  3. Wow that easy? Love this. And yes it's very clear

    1. Thanks, Sandra. Sometimes the fabulous styles have simple beginnings,lol!

  4. Both you and your sister achieved very good looks. Thank you for sharing. I hope you had a lovely Valentine :-)

    1. Thank you very much Elodie! Yes, Valentine was fun filled. How was yours?

  5. So simple and pretty. I'll try it out one of these days.


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