When we hear the line 'Natural Hair', what comes to our mind is the typical long, thick, deep black, and robust afro. However, rocking an afro could also mean wearing short black afro hair.
These short black afro hairstyles are also popularly called Tweeny Weeny Afros. Let's explain better for emphasis.
What's a Tweeny Weeny Afro (TWA)
TWA is a short natural hairstyle with a hair length of 2 inches max. It's the style you rock after transitioning from relaxed to natural hair, or when you had to do a big chop, usually after damage from heat.
Simple, yet Classy TWA Hairstyle Ideas
When considering a big chop, one of our major concerns is "how do I style this hair?" If you're in this category, we gotcha, because this article is for you.
Here are some amazing and easy-to-do styles for your short natural hair
Icy Blonde Hair
Give your natural hair an icy edge by dyeing it a stark white blonde. It's one sexy look you should try out.
2. TWA with Etched Nape
Who says etches are for guys only? Keep necks turning with a feminine etched nape. These designs would show that you have great hair taste and don't give a damn.
3. TWA with Short Curls
Just in case you want to keep it simple, you should try rocking short curls and allow them to show off your natural features and your beautiful bone structure effortlessly.
4. Pulled Back TWA
Is your hair too short to style? No worries. You can try a pulled-back TWA using a stylish elastic hairband. You could go a step further by curling the back of your hair. This gives your hair a beautiful back view.
5. Tapered TWA
Girl! This style would get you falling in love with your natural hair over and over again. Especially with those curls hanging up there like precious pieces of jewelry. Oh my!
6. TWA Finger Coils
These coils are super simple to achieve if you have locks. Just wash and deep condition your hair, apply some curling cream to your locks, then stretch and twirl to achieve these. This style can last for up to a week and even longer!
7. Short Crew TWA
This look is the exact meaning of fabulous. The beautiful thing about this short cut is that you can dye it into any colour of your choice.
8. Bald TWA
With this style, you don't need to worry about styling or combing. The only thing you would need to do is to brush and oil your scalp often.
9. Side Part TWA
This style comes with a splash of classiness! Just look at it!
10. TWA Blonde Twists
Spice up your TWA with a twist and then add some juicy vibe by dyeing it blond.
11. Side Cornrows with Curls
Just take a look at this beau! You could rock your TWA with cornrows at both sides of your hair and a curly top.
12. Bantu Knots
Not only are Bantu knots beautiful, but they are also protective styles you can do with your natural hair. This look can last for up to 2 weeks and when you finally unfurl them, the curls leave you looking fab!
13. Afro Puff TWA
This stunning look would keep people turning to stare in admiration as you walk down the street.
14. Pixie Edge TWA
This look is perfect for that evening outing with friends.
15. Flat Top TWA
For a dimensional look, you can do a flat top TWA with the sides cut out.
16. Half braided, half out
You can try something unconventional by plaiting just one side of your hair and leaving the other side all out.
17. Twist and Twist-out
This look is perfect for a dinner date. Apply some powder, wear bright red lipstick, and you are all set for your date.
18. Braided TWA
You can decide to go full braid with your natural hair and still look peng on it.
19. Bold Undercut and Coils TWA
This is the best pick if you don't want to go through too much trouble to maintain your curls
20. Bush Afro
This simple, yet natural bush hairstyle is great to go with if you're just starting to grow your natural hair. It's also easy to maintain.
21. Kinky Faux Hawk
This look allows you to flaunt a large section of your curls. It also gives you the opportunity to be creative with the sides of your bottom hair like you can see in this picture.
There you have it! 21 protective styles you can try with your short natural hair. Which of these would you try out first?