Sporting A TWA? Here Are Ways To Jazz Up Your Look This Season

Ways To Jazz Up Your TWA This Season The holidays have galloped on rather quickly but with New Year’s Eve around the corner, the festivities still linger in the air. You still have a few meet and greets so you still wanna LOOK fly. Teeny weeny afros can sometimes be a bit bewildering to new naturals since it is often believed that there is not much you can do with short hair; however, the TWA stage of your hair journey can be used to experiment fierce dos that show a different side to your personality. Here are a few options you can try that will not damage your hair in the process:

► If you are sporting a TWA infuse some fiery jazz into your style with the vibrant reds and lush browns of henna. Henna is the natural dye that fortifies the hair by filling in gaps in the cortex, while bestowing brilliant tones so if you are into coloring your hair it is one of the safest routes to go.

► Do a sexy edgy tapered cut that places emphasis on the features of your face; bold colored lips, shimmering eyes and majestic cheekbones all come to life with a little make-up and a bombing tapered cut. Tapered cuts allow you to shape your TWA with some sections shorter than some. The beauty about tapered cuts is that some sections can be fashioned into elongated curls or spikes while the other sections can be laid. You could even choose to get patterned razor line-ups or fades in the back or at the sides to add some personality to your TWA.

► Wash and goes have been the obvious option for many new naturals at the TWA stage. These are still a very viable option since they allow for easy styling that is still trendy.

► Finger coils can be a fun artsy way to style your TWA and it can last for weeks. One of the beauties of this style is that it can help you tuck away your ends and limit manipulation, so go ahead and give it a go.

► Pin curl sets are quite retro but are still cute and stylish if done right, so do not hesitate to try and see how it all turns out.

► Faux buns and tufts are also very chic and can be rocked by the fashionista in you. So perhaps you are thinking you cannot possibly pack three inches of hair into a high bun or a twisted bun. Think again!


You make that much more of a statement with an eye-catching TWA which may be simply styled and accentuated by the right accessories, so put your bombing scarves, earrings and bows to work. Your TWA does not have to be drab lovelies. You can still Jazz up your look this season with any one or a combination of these styles. Here MissKenK styles her hair with aluminum foil of all things but the final look is gorgeous!

And here MissCinnamonCake shows us how to put 3 inch hair into a high bun in her video below:

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About Marsha Buchanan


As a Jamaican girl raised in a devout church family headed by my mother, I have always had my natural hair, no chemical processing. After years of mistreating it , often ignorant of that fact, I began my healthy hair journey in January 2013 in fact, I have seen to it that my entire household falls in line where this is concerned. When I am not poring over some hair blog or forum I spend my time teaching English to rowdy high school students (ok maybe I have some little sweethearts in the mix), mothering the most adorable two year old on this globe, or rushing to meet the deadline for a writing project on Elance. In my spare time I enjoy a stroll along the beach with my doting husband.

About Marsha Buchanan


As a Jamaican girl raised in a devout church family headed by my mother, I have always had my natural hair, no chemical processing. After years of mistreating it , often ignorant of that fact, I began my healthy hair journey in January 2013 in fact, I have seen to it that my entire household falls in line where this is concerned. When I am not poring over some hair blog or forum I spend my time teaching English to rowdy high school students (ok maybe I have some little sweethearts in the mix), mothering the most adorable two year old on this globe, or rushing to meet the deadline for a writing project on Elance. In my spare time I enjoy a stroll along the beach with my doting husband.

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Pam E Pam

What does TWA stand for?

Pam E Pam

Oooohhhhhhhhh, I had one of those last years :3

Dimitria Lee

Teeny weeny afro I think.

Kimberly Rice Dillard

You’re right!!!

Richmond Kwadwo Osei Awuah

sup kim

Kala Sherrod-Smith

Yep Teeny Weeny Afro

Kelley Kells Grant-Weakley

MissKenK and Cinnamon right? I follow them on YouTube.

Meeka Washington

Cute! Thanks Ciera Nichelle

Vine Lents

Something I need !!!had my twa since April still learning

Barbara Cuty

What kind of things they but n the hair

Nicky Moody

Good because I need some ideas for my twa!

Bridgett Burt-Coleman

Nappy hair uh No

Chastiti Penchion
Chastiti Penchion

What is the point of your comment..this is a forum for women with nappy hair

Rhonda Guyton
Rhonda Guyton

I’m looking for tips on achieving moisture in my hair. A friend recommended Carefree Curl Gold Activator, however I find it to be heavy. After I Co-Wash, I use a leave in conditioner, sometimes olive oil. I’m open to any ideas of getting rid of the desert dry look.
Thanks in advance.

Benita Jackson

The faux bun was like my go to style before I cut my hair off again

Cynthia Tucker-James

Love the style – nice video!!

Brenda Nnagawa Kasigwa

What’s a TWA