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It is not easy for everyone to embrace their natural hair when they first go natural. Hey, I’ve been natural for ten years this September and I vividly remember struggling with how to rock my natural curls. When you factor in not knowing how to care for your hair, which products to use, and managing two different textures, you can see the anxiety one may have with wearing it out at all.  That is partly why we see so many newly naturals rocking wigs, weaves, and braids. Sure many are just waiting for your hair to grow out but many secretly are just not sure about rocking that natural hair.  It comes as no surprise when Lasohndra.Si took to our Curly Q&A
for some answers and help on how to rock her hair now that she’s got a TWA.

Question

I want to wear my mini afro but I'm scared it'll be ugly what are some tips on starting back natural?

Answer

Girl, own your beauty and rock that TWA! Ok, I know my answer is super simplified and does not acknowledge the apprehension many feel first time going natural. I get it. I was there and what got me through it was an amazing support system, creativity, and determination to stay natural. That was ten years ago so there are more ways to get through going natural like actual hair products and videos for all our hair types, and natural hair inspiration everywhere. Sometimes we need a little help when going natural because if you want to do it but do not know where to start, then a helping hand or in this case, video will make all the difference in the world. Sometimes, there is no better proof than seeing it with your own eyes and showing you where to start!

I’ve found five videos with 11 styles that will give all newly naturals with varying lengths of TWA solid styles that look great and allow your transition into natural hair less stressful. Your hair is never ugly. It is always glorious so let’s show you just how hot you and your hair can be!

Defined Twist Out on Short (TWA) 4c Natural Hair

EyesOnMyPrize shares how she creates a sexy and simple twist-out on an ultra-short TWA. You get a start to finish tutorial that ends up with a super cute twist-out that can be achieved on all hair types with either the same products or others great for twists. I love how you can accessories this look with a headband or hat. Great for a night out look too.

7 TWA Hairstyles

I love this video and for good reason. RyMingTahn shows us how you can rock your TWA in the most fashionable and cute ways without a ton of money or time. From different styled hats to cute headbands to a bandana, she created bad hair day alternatives that require a little creativity and accessories. Perfect for ultra-short TWA or longer as every style is quite versatile and used by all naturals with varying hair lengths.

A Curly 'Fro tutorial

If you can twist and roll, then you got this style covered. Sadora Paris is a marvel with her personality and hairstyles and her curly fro tutorial is quick, easy, and perfect for getting defined curls that will only get bigger and better as they get older. What I love about this style is you can pick out the curls a little, a lot or just allow them to find their own way out of their rolled style. This is definitely a style for a newly natural who is not sure how to rock her TWA. The cold wave rods are in several sizes from the itty bitty to super big so no worries on finding one to roll your TWA on.

How to Style Short Hair (TWA & Pixies)

If you are ready to think outside the box, then Shameless Maya is the rock star for you! She is spunky, funky, and stylish, so open your mind to some very sexy and special takes on a short TWA.  Unusual headbands and cute earrings are always a winner and she even rocks a tiara! Yes, I said she was spunky. She knows that accessories are not just on your ears and head. She makes you realize you have got shoulders, a jawline makeup and personality so work it. You will love her looks to death!

How I style my TWA (Side Part)

A side part never looked so good! ImShineStruck shows how a simple side part is actually a style for your TWA. With water, a curly butter, control paste and some hair clips she turned her old wash and go into a stunning side part that can be achieved on the super curly or coily hair. You would be surprised what a part can do!

So, I hope you see just how beautiful your hair can be with a TWA of any hair type and length.