Short Natural hair and the adventures of the TWA- Teenie-Weenie Afro

I remember when I decided to do THE BIG CHOP I had about six inches of relaxed ends and what looked like four inches of "new growth" or natural hair.  That was when I began to noticed the soft texture and the curl pattern. When I wasn't wearing a wig or straightening it I used hair gel to slick it back into a ponytail and that was when I fell in love with the fine wavy texture of my hair.  So, when I finally decided to cut off the relaxed ends I essentially did THE BIG CHOP and ended up with what looked like an inch of hair or a TWA; not the airline, I talking about a teenie weenie afro. I didn't know what to do, how to style it, what products to use or how I even felt about it, which ultimately caused me to cover it up with wigs, weaves and getting it straightened with a hot comb.  When I did wear it out, however, I loved the ease of maintaining it and even experimented with different hair colors which is why I find the TWA to be the best stage of the natural hair journey and when done right can look fabulous. Here are a list of other reasons why the TWA is the best stage and to hear more about my short natural hair experience in my Open Door Chat click here


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