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Shisha Tricks: Learn to blow an expert O

  • 08 July 2019
  • Written by Al Fakher Team
  • Stories

Doing tricks like a pro

When you’re sitting back with your friends, passing the hookah, do you ever wonder how to blow Os? I could lie and tell you it’s easy - but I won’t. We all know it’s difficult to get the right amount of smoke, the perfect amount of puff and some serious jaw work to nail those smoke rings.

Here’s a guide on how to create big hoops with your hookah. And if our step by step guide isn’t enough, we’ve dug into the depths of the internet and found some of our favorite shisha videos that highlight the best ways to perfect the smoke ring. Pretty soon, you’ll be able to do all sorts of tricks like a pro.  

The Guide:

Creating smoke rings is a bit like whistling, it’s all about lip, tongue and jaw placement. Oh and tons of practice!

  • To begin, draw a big puff from the hookah and do not inhale (that’s important!). Hold the smoke in your mouth to get a thick, heavy cloud. 
  • Press the tip of your tongue to the bottom of your mouth. Keep your mouth closed at this point and start to draw the smoke towards the back of your throat.
  • Open your mouth and press your lips into a tight circular O shape. 
  • Let your mouth open and close slightly in a small and larger O shape, pushing your jaw forward with your tongue. This should create the circular hoop shape you know and love. 
  • Practice makes perfect. Keep trying those rings and you’ll rock them! Just keep that hookah etiquette in mind so you don’t hog the hookah.

Why not give it a try? We’d love to see how you get on. Tag us on Instagram - with #Al_FakherOs and share your wins and your fails! We want to see it all. Good luck! And if you need anymore inspiration, sign up to receive our newsletter.