2. Practice different styles for your hair length
You don’t always have to get braids and weaves to get through the awkward length stage. Try a twist out or a perm rod set to give you that funky, curly look.
Rock the flat twist halo or the tuck and roll for the sophisticated, working girl look.
Go for the wash n go to just let your hair be free with no kinds of restrictions on her. You can stretch your hair by banding, braiding, or threading, if you have great shrinkage. Just be creative with your styling.
3. Use hair accessories
When you get your style in check, adorn your hair with cute accessories. Use clips, headbands, and flowers to jazz your look up. Purchase some turbans and scarves just in case you have a bad hair day, but still come out looking fly with your hair wrapped up.
Become more artistic when doing your afro puff with cute stretchy headbands. Don’t forget the bobby pins! They are an awkward length girl’s best friend and you can never have too many.
4. Keep a hair diary
Write down the styles that worked for you and the ones that didn’t. Create a list of styles to try and how you felt in the ones that you’ve already tried.
You will find yourself coming back to your hair diary more and more. Do this on YouTube, in your notebook, on your phone, or with a picture collage.
Keep this diary always, as you will find yourself referring to it more often to the point that you become your own motivation. Then when you get to year 4 or 5 of your healthy hair journey, you can look back and see just how far you’ve come.
Remember that the awkward length stage does not have to be the death sentence for your hair. Yes, you want to grow your hair long, but enjoy where your hair is at now.
Experiment and have fun with your hair. It takes patience to figure out what works for you and your hair so don’t stress, follow these tips and you will be just fine.