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Natural Hair Styles for the TWA

Updated on September 21, 2012

I don't know about you but when I first went natural and did the big chop, I had no clue of what to do to my hair.

I remember getting so scared and nervous, wondering whether or not I made the right decision to chop off most of my hair and go natural.

(For those who don't know, A TWA is a "tiny weeny afro").

The first hair style I ever did on my hair was a flat twist and pony puff hair style. I had one flat twist going down each side of my head and a small little tiny pony puff in the back.


Because I transitioned for a year, I was able to pull the very back of my hair into a small pony puff.

Now that I have been natural for 3 years, I could easily go back and do those days over. I have now learn many different hair styles for TWA.

The first one is a twist out. If you have at least 1 to 3 inches of hair, you should be able to do this. The shorter the hair is the smaller the twists will have to be.

It is best to twist with wet hair and then take the twists down when the hair is completely dry to avoid a lot of frizz.

This is an afro larger than a twa but it shows the idea.
This is an afro larger than a twa but it shows the idea. | Source

Once you take your twists down, you can wear your hair in a curly afro, with a headband or some other cute accessories.

The next hair style is french braids in the front portion of the head and the hair out in the back from a twist out or even a braid out. **For TWA a great way to do a braid out is by french braiding the hair instead of individually braiding it.**

If you really run out of styles and don't know what to do, or if you are just bored with the same styles; you can get your hair braided with extensions into individual braids or twists


This style will last about 4 weeks and it is very versatile. It will also give you some length to work with.**Just make sure your edges are not braided or twisted too tightly. This can cause some permanent damage and hair loss!**

There are also wigs for those who like to give their natural hair a break. Just make sure you don't forget to moisturize your hair underneath.

The last simple style is really easy. Just wear your natural curls out in a cute little afro. This style can be paired with a colorful scarf and some bold earrings.

This style is great for every texture.

I hope this helps someone out there and thanks for reading! :)



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      Kyndall Smith 4 years ago from Milwaukee

      Thanks you so much your nice comments!

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      HairLikeMine 4 years ago

      i wish I found this website before I took my work ID photo :/. Love the hairstyles

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      Kyndall Smith 5 years ago from Milwaukee

      @chyxhtmlx thanks! I'm glad you liked it! =)

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      chyxhtmlx 5 years ago

      I wish I had found this a few months ago. It would have helped me a lot LOL. Great article and great ideas! :)