Newbie Natural: Styling Your TWA

Now you’ve got your basic tools, you can begin to style your baby fro. Contrary to popular belief and depending on how short your baby fro is, there are a few things you could do to change up your look. Nothing drastic, as of course you need length for more drama but enough options for you to not feel like you’re in a rut until your TWA (teeny weeny afro) graduates to something bigger. Here are some of the styling options I rocked:

1 – 2 Inches / 2.5 – 5 cm

2 – 4 Inches / 5 – 10 cm

4 – 6 Inches / 10 – 15 cm

Word around the internet is if your hair’s past the 6 inches / 15 cm mark, then you’re no longer in the TWA stage. And with this, don’t be surprised if your hair begins to reject some of your old faithful practices and products. It took me a good 3 months or so to realise that my fro wasn’t a baby anymore and needed different attention. Don’t get me wrong, that change may happen during the TWA stage, for example my hair at 3 inches started matting at night if I didn’t braid or twist it in the evenings so that had to be incorporated into my routine. Wash and go’s were also out the window. But once you’re no longer at TWA, more things are probably to come. For example washing hair in sections and buying products more frequently because your hair’s gotten longer…

All part of growing up right? 😉



  1. vanessa m
    March 19, 2016 / 1:22 pm

    why havent i known about your blog all this time! thank GOD i found you. learning how to style my hair..

  2. March 10, 2015 / 9:23 am

    Awesome post. Love the TWA styles. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

  3. Anonymous
    October 14, 2013 / 10:12 am

    Great tips! I love your encouragement, i have a hair prob will be sending you my pic on your email and pls advise on what products l should use,

  4. July 21, 2013 / 7:03 am

    Lovely ideas. Totally loving them. I'm at the TWA stage again so will try some of the styles. Last time I had a TWA, all I did was keep it curly

  5. May 17, 2013 / 12:46 pm

    How long did it take for your hair to grow that long

    • June 4, 2013 / 12:16 pm

      Which length? 4-6 inches was about 10 – 12 months post BC

  6. May 2, 2013 / 1:50 am

    like always, very stylish hairstyles. another thing is, your hairstyle willalso evolve. I haven't done most of these styles in a while. my go to styles are now buns, roll,tuck n' pin hair styles.

    • June 4, 2013 / 12:15 pm

      Thanks 🙂 My current go to style is a twisted updo!

  7. April 30, 2013 / 1:05 pm

    Thanks fo this help am at the TWA stage

    • June 4, 2013 / 12:14 pm

      Sure thing, good luck!

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