Help! I need a style for my 4A hair

Ladies, I transitioned with braids for a year (all of 2009) and did little chops each time I had my braids redone. i performed my final chop on January 2, 2009 and I have been natural ever since. Now I have about 8 to 10 inches of natural hair and I have no style! I usually wash and go but now my curls are just hanging with no form. As much as I love my curls, I hate my "no style". Should I cut it so that it grows into a style (I want length) or should I just wait this period out? Has anyone else transitioned this way and if so, what did you do? I tried the twist and the twist out and neither style looked good on me. Any help will be appreciated.
if your primary style is a WNG, then a cut may be best to give your hair some shape.

since you said twists and twistouts didn't look good on you (btw, what about them didn't you like on you?), what about flat twists, finger coils, braidouts, cornrows. do have enough hair to bun? i enjoyed rod sets when my hair was shorter.

hth
natural since 1998. trying to adapt to this midwest weather while still keeping it simple. current length: MBL (stretched)

www.fotki.com/curlymami
pw: enter
if your primary style is a WNG, then a cut may be best to give your hair some shape.

since you said twists and twistouts didn't look good on you (btw, what about them didn't you like on you?), what about flat twists, finger coils, braidouts, cornrows. do have enough hair to bun? i enjoyed rod sets when my hair was shorter.

hth
Originally Posted by curlymami
The twists looked thin and scraggly and when I un-twisted them, again, I had no form. It just looked messy but not in a good way. I love big and wild hair but you could see all of the parts where the twists were and when I tried to scalp rub for fluff and coverage, all I got was frizz. I do have major shrinkage so it looks like I have hanging twa.I need to learn to do the flat twists and the finger coils. I'll try them and see. Thanks for the tips.
have you tried hairbands and scarves at the front and pushed back...to make sort of a puff (you might have to set it with flattwists or do more sections of twist/braids so it's not as gappy/scalpy. I get frizz too if I have to massage out the parts.

Another thing that might help is to just sort of grab sections when you're setting it... try not to make clear defined comb or fingernailed parts... it's easier to make more of a seamless 'fro that way?

hope this makes some sense.

also check youtube.com and search for afro puffs..I've seen a few tutorials on how different ladies do theirs.
True realism consists in revealing the surprising things
which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.
- Jean Cocteau


<---Fotki photo albums
Try some mini-twists and treat them as you would braids.

Trending Topics


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com