Newbie Natural: How to Look & Feel More Girly With a TWA

You’ve just taken the plunge and chopped off your hair. Now you look like a boy – not really… I mean, your hair doesn’t define your femininity, right? But unfortunately we do live in a world where longer hair = being womanly. Okay, so let’s work with getting our girliness back!

Wear bold make up. When I first went natural, I used this excuse to go out and buy lipsticks of all sorts of shades. Your hair’s not really ‘there’ anymore so have fun and enjoy playing up your beautiful face!

Add a cute accessory. Unless you’re rocking less than 1 inch of hair, your hair’s long enough to rock an accessory. As many of you know, I love hair accessories! They’re such a quick and easy way to doll up any hairstyle and for pretty much any occasion. And since your length at the moment will limit you to change up your style, an accessory is an easy way to make your hair routine feel less repetitive.

Wear distinct earrings. Big, bold, colourful, kooky. Earrings are great ways to help you ‘decorate’ your head area.

Be confident. Nothing screams femininity more than a woman proudly owning her look. Short hair or not. Rocking short hair gives the message that you know you’re beautiful and that beauty goes beyond any hair length. If you don’t believe it yet, fake it. Til’ you make it. They don’t have to know. And you will make it, trust me 😉

And if you put them all together, you’ve got one hot look. Boy? Who you calling a boy?



  1. February 6, 2014 / 6:05 pm

    I did the TBC in Oct. and have been wearing protective styles since. When I wear my twa it gets so DRY and nappy. Any advice for that? It hurts to comb it 🙁

  2. Anonymous
    December 5, 2013 / 6:16 pm

    Aisha, OMG you are so ROCKING your natural look…I have had a TWA for a few months now (about 4") and my family hates it. I wouldn't say I'm being pressured, but the 'looks' can be very daunting. Presently, I'm employed as a secretary for a relatively large organization in Trinidad, West Indies and my mom especially thinks that this is not the look for an office staff. I was contemplating going back to relaxer but after reading your story and seeing your pictures, I am now more determined to ROCK my TWA. You have inspired me. My schedule does not cater for the lengthy hair prepping and I think my TWA looks pretty good. Like you, I love chunky earrings and right now I'm trying to acquire a collection of hair accessories. I think my family will get on board eventually. Thanks again for inspiring me to hang in there… Cami (Sweet TnT)…

  3. Anonymous
    June 6, 2013 / 11:31 am

    Aisha dear where do u buy your earings? i love them. those crazy big ones especially!

  4. March 21, 2013 / 7:40 am

    honestly going natural opened a new world of bold living for me! makeup, accessories, dressing better intentionally, heightened self esteem, self acceptance! woohoo! the highs and lows after going natural have been so worth it!i am a better me, no longer the plain insecure jane that i was.

    • March 24, 2013 / 5:44 am

      Me too! I thought I was pretty bold in my dress sense before, but now that I've rocked such short hair and survived, I feel like I can do and wear anything!

  5. March 20, 2013 / 8:26 pm

    i just shaved my head a week ago and have the fuzz… not even at the TWA state.

    • March 24, 2013 / 5:42 am

      You'll get there before your know it!

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