Humor. Some argue that the natural hair community has lost a sense of humor but KiKi aka Mahogany Knots has not! After cutting her hair multiple times over the years, she has decided to grow her hair out (for now) and styling has been a struggle. I remember growing out my TWA and it was no joke. To clarify, TWA means teeny weeny afro and I use the term strictly for hair too short to coif into a ponytail.While my hair was growing out of the TWA phase, I strictly stuck to finger coils. They took an hour or less to install and I only re-styled them 1-2 times per week. A wash and go was not an option for me because it was not long enough to preserve it with a pineapple and I was not aware of the multi-pineapple method. Once my finger coils started to look like starter locs, I transitioned to the flat-twist out and the rest was history. If you have not discovered your go-to style yet, here is a good laugh about trying to avoid looking like Fredrick Douglas or Justin Timberlake in his NSync days.
My TWA faves
- Garnier Pure Clean Fortifying Conditioner (daily conditioner and detangler)
- SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk (moisturizer and styler)
- EcoStyler Gel (styler for fingercoils)
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How was your TWA grow out experience?