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Old 03-11-2010, 03:33 PM   #1
 
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Default When does a TWA lose the TW and become just an A?

I mean when I chopped, compared to the amount of hair I had before, I thought I had a TWA. Now here I am a few months later and I still feel as though my hair is teeny and weeny sometimes, especially when shrunken. Wondering when [if] I officially graduate from this phase?

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Old 03-11-2010, 03:43 PM   #2
 
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This is a good question. I would like to know. Is there a minimum on changing the designation?

I call mine a BAA (Big A** Afro) because I saw that abbreviation about a year ago on this site. My hair is about chin-length stretched but it shrinks a lot. When I wash, go and fluff it is big as hell, so I am going with BAA. I say define it yourself! (I am having a girl-power day lol) Just call it your 'Fro!
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Ooh! I've had this thought a bunch of times. Everyone seems to refer to what I think of as just an Afro as a TWA. To me a TWA is 1-4 inches and something that you cant do much with except wash-n-go (Except some ladies who can braid or twist the heck out of anything). I would say I have just an Afro and when I BC I had about 5 inches and now my 6th month anniversary I should have about 8+ ( I haven't measure in a bit). But really I agree with a previous post that you have to define it for yourself and call it when you want.
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:58 PM   #4
 
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I always thought the TWA stage was over once you can put your hair in a ponytail. =/
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I always thought the TWA stage was over once you can put your hair in a ponytail. =/
+1. By definition(don't askme from where.. somewhere on line) a TWA is an afro that is not yet long enough to put into a ponytail. My hair won't fit into a pony, but it's not because it isn't long enough, It just refuses to lay down and cooperate.
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Old 03-12-2010, 01:15 AM   #6
 
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I mean when I chopped, compared to the amount of hair I had before, I thought I had a TWA. Now here I am a few months later and I still feel as though my hair is teeny and weeny sometimes, especially when shrunken. Wondering when [if] I officially graduate from this phase?

Thoughts ladies??
I'm no expert but judging from your fotki, I'd say you've graduated from TWA. I think you're somewhere between TWA and BAA (if you were to pick it out, you'd probably be closer to BAA).
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:43 AM   #7
 
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I had the very same question. Hey, I think once you get more that 3 inches you have probably passed the TWA stage. I think some people who have a lot of shrinkage may feel like they have a TWA though. I know I did.
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:24 AM   #8
 
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When left in its shrunken state I have a TWA, my hair shrinks down to 1-2 inches, Im hitting APL stretched lol
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:47 AM   #9
 
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Default I thing you go from TWA to the Baby Fro

I think you leave TWA and go to the Baby Fro. I think a baby fro is something you can do more than wash and go with and a headband no longer looks crazy with.
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I always thought the TWA stage was over once you can put your hair in a ponytail. =/
this is my definition as well. once you can make your first puff than your're officially out of the twa stage.
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:45 AM   #11
 
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I feel like I'm JUST getting past the TWA stage, sort of. I have 3.5 inches right now, and it shrinks down to 1 inch, which I hate, so I always pick i out and style into a afro puff, which stands at 2 inches.

But, my WnG's are a no-no, because it's grown out so much, it's mis-shapen from when I BC'd.

For my hair, I think I will completely be out the TWA stage in March
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:33 AM   #12
 
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I say you no longer have a TWA when you can two stand your hair and they lay down on their own

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Due to shrinkage I'm still a TWA...stretched I'm past my shoulders.

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Old 01-25-2012, 12:32 PM   #14
 
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Depends on how you see it. My hair is just a fro when it's freshly styled, but it shrinks to a TWA. If you count shrinkage, I'll have a TWA for the next 10 YEARS!! LoL!

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Old 01-25-2012, 01:19 PM   #15
 
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Due to shrinkage I'm still a TWA...stretched I'm past my shoulders.

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Old 01-25-2012, 07:26 PM   #16
 
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I just thought it was the ponytail thing.
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:55 AM   #17
 
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My perspective:
TWA - 1-4 inches
Baby fro - 5-7 in.
Regular fro - 8-11 in.
BAA - 12+ in.
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:20 AM   #18
 
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I just call my hair a small fro. If I'm being honest, I have no idea what x inches of hair looks like and don't measure mine.
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Due to shrinkage I'm still a TWA...stretched I'm past my shoulders.

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I am around APL but when shrunken...dear GOD it shranks.
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:07 AM   #20
 
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when you can ponytail it-- for me. I currently have about 7 inches and can easily use a scrunchy to pull it back...after it's been stretched. I have not worn my hair out in a month, so my hair must be pretty big. My bangs are to my nose now! and the back is shoulder length stretched
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