Embracing Your TWA: Quick Guide To Caring for Short Tresses

TWA

Many of us naturals began our natural hair journey with a TWA.  For the newbies, a TWA is a Teeny Weeny Afro; a frustrating phase for some new naturals.  Natural divas may become frustrated with their TWA after running out of style ideas, hitting hair maintenance road blocks, and/or frustrated with trying to determine your curl pattern.  Here are a few ways to maintain your TWA without the frustration.

1. Moisturize Daily

Just because your hair is short does not mean to neglect it.  At this point,hair is driest and needs daily moisture. Make sure to moisturize your hair, paying special attention to the ends–then seal in the moisture.  Additionally, make sure to cover your TWA with a silk/satin bonnet before going to bed, or cover your pillows with satin pillow cases.coconut_oil

2. Co-Wash or Clarify Wash

Regardless of what you do, your hair must be washed.  Co-washes are great for the TWA in that it a great source of moisture.   Remember though that co-washing may cause a build up on the scalp, and that you must shampoo with a sulfate free shampoo every so often.

3. Your TWA Can Be Styled

Your hair is short, so what!? Don’t limit yourself and be creative.  Short hair does not mean no style!  From finger shingling, to short twist outs, to bantu knots, you have a plethora of style choices!

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4. Accessorize

Adding accessories can really spice up your TWA.  Ribbons, bows, scarves, barrette, etc. can really compliment your TWA (and your outfit)!   The wildest twist-out can look fabulous with you accessorize!

The TWA phase is a unique and beautiful one.  Embrace it and be beautiful!

 

9 thoughts on “Embracing Your TWA: Quick Guide To Caring for Short Tresses

  1. Thank you for this newsletter. I’m embracing and caring for my twa every single day. On this natural hair journey, healthy hair is most important to me and secondly retaining a decent length. God bless 🙂

  2. Will soon be doing the big chop! Feeling excited…. and I will be on this website everyday…. if u have any tips please share

  3. I’ve fi ally decided to go natural. I’m still working on knowing my hair type. I have not had a perm since October of 2013. So I am excited to start my journey. I love your site so very helpful.

  4. I’ve fi ally decided to go natural. I’m still working on knowing my hair type. I have not had a perm since October of 2013. So I am excited to start my journey. I love your site so very helpful.

  5. I have visited this web site 6 days in a row and I always find some new needed much appreciated information. I didnt do the big chop but transitioned with block braids and trimming the permed hair in between redoing the braids. Now I have a 2-3inch TWA and have no idea wahat to do with it, but doing twist outs every night was getting old until I realized I had no hair in my comi
    b after twisting last night. Please keep posting syles and ideas, I need all the help I can get

  6. I’m really excited about my journey,I’ve been natural for 8weeks now and my twa is dry and the only time I know it’s growing is when I stretch it out(very springy).

  7. I have been natural for 4 days now, and I am in dire need in know what products to use, I think I have 4c hair and it dries out very quickly. I have heard that cocnut oil does wonders. Please help all advice is great!

  8. I did the big chop yesterday, I’m really excited. It’s been two days I’ve looking in websites to find what products to use, I have thick hair tho naturally curly so I’m really excited yayy

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