Back in the day, quite a full people used to transition to natural hair slowly but in recent times more and more women are going for the big chop from the jump.
Transitioning can be challenging as you have to figure out a way to manage two different hair textures and also preserve the line of demarcation.
You can avoid all this hassle by simply big chopping and starting with a fresh head of hair.
However, as liberating and empowering as big chopping is, you will soon discover finding natural hairstyles for short hair can be a challenge on its own.
It takes anything from 12 – 18 months to have a full head of hair again so how do you style your TWA in the meantime?
If you’re style challenged, it makes styling your TWA even more difficult. Some people just slap on a wig or wear braids in the meantime.
However, if you’d rather stick to the TWA and get to know your hair, read on for the best natural hairstyles for short hair.
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I stalked the internet for you and curated the simplest videos on how to style a TWA.
These hairstyles will work for all hair types from 3A – 4C. However, I have included several hair textures as well for versatility.
These hairstyles are simple and quick to achieve. You can make them even more beautiful by adding on of the hair accessories recommended HERE.
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10 Natural Hairstyles for Short Hair
1. 6 Ways to Style TWA
This video shows 6 different ways to style your TWA, which is friendly for all hair types.
The video also includes how to revive a wash and go that’s a few days old.
2. Styling Dry Short Natural Hair
She styles a TWA that’s already dry using natural products. She also includes a short makeup tutorial at the end.
3. Accessorize Short Natural Hair
She shows several different ways to accessorize your TWA with chains, scarves, hats, and headbands.
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4. Styling Wash and Go
This video will make you want to big chop just to try out hairstyles on short hair. She incorporates some natural hair product recommendations like:-
5. Define Your Curls
6. Define Your Curls
This is another video that shows how to define your curls using different products. This style is achieved on 4C hair.
7. Wash and Go
Wash and go on short natural hair. Yes, this can be done on type 4 hair as well. It all boils down to the products used as you’ll see in this video.
8. Bantu Knots on TWA
This style depends on the length of your TWA but you should be able to achieve this after a few months of growth.
The shorter your hair, the smaller the Bantu knot sections should be so the style can really stand out.
9. Twist Out on TWA
A twist out on a TWA might come across as daunting but with a good butter and a natural gel, you can easily achieve this hairstyle.
10. Twist Out on TWA (4C)
This video shows how to achieve a twist out on TWA that’s 4C. Her TWA looks about 6 months old in this video.
After a few days wearing this style, you can also turn it into a faux-hawk to get the max out of the style.
The video below shows how to achieve a faux-hawk on a TWA:-
Be sure to read 50+ Hair Accessories That Will Make Any Hair Style Pop for ideas on how to accessorize your TWA.
Abi delved into the world of hair care after suffering from a bout of severe hair loss. She is the founder of Healthy Natural Hair Products & Natural Oils for Hair and Health, as well as the writer of the Healthy Hair Care Series. She is also the creator of the The Self-Empowerment Network Portal. Read more…