So you've done the big chop and now you're wondering what's next. How long until you can create a variety of natural hairstyles? What can you do to make your hair grow faster? How will you prevent boredom when your style options are limited?
Instead of wishing for instant growth and not enjoying your hair at its current length, try to appreciate every stage of your hair for what it is. Each length offers its own unique styling qualities. Short hair fashions itself into Bantu knots quite well, while medium-length tresses are great for wrapping.
To make the most of your TWA time, fully explore your styling options, which are often more than we may think. These five ways to jazz up your TWA just might convince you to keep it short.
Ah, color! You know that platinum blonde color you always wanted, but couldn't try without fear of your long, relaxed hair breaking off terribly as a result? With a TWA, color can be your playground. Without straightening chemicals on your tresses, a dramatic color switch won't be as damaging. You'll still have to be careful about conditioning regularly, but your shade options have opened up like never before with a short natural. Because your hair is so short, you can easily let one color grow out as you snip the ends away and then try something completely different. If color is one area you haven't been able to fully explore in the past, get ready to jazz up that TWA with a fresh tint.
So many headbands, so little time. Forget those thick, plastic hair accessories with the grabby teeth. Today's headband selections are varied and in many cases, gentle enough for black hair. All colors, many textures and varieties can be found at inexpensive prices. The best bands to choose are either elastic and stretchy, or covered with a satiny material.
Try Goody brand's Satin Sashes Gentle Headbands, this cool offering found at Target stores or browse the huge, handmade offerings at a site like Etsy.