Natural hair rants: 9 months of TWA and counting

Natural hair TWA 9 months after big chop

In about a week’s time it will be 9 months since I big chopped and have been sporting my natural hair. I went for the big chop even though I had begun transitioning about 6 months prior simply because I always wanted to try out short, curly hair. I thought it would look cute on me especially since I had gone short with relaxed hair before and loved every minute of it. I’ve never regretted my choice to go natural and I do love the short, curly do but lawwwwwd y’all coulda told me I would be stuck here for at least a year! LOL

my natural hair on a night out on the town

See? Cute! LOL I know, I’m mighty humble. I do love my wash and go, trust me…but me being bored has led to this and this and now I dunno what else to do with this TWA. You know what it is, when it was relaxed every time it grew a bit it was a new shape and a whole new style. See:

short relaxed bob hairstyle

medium relaxed bob hairstyle

me with full on bob

See? Different stages of a luscious bob. That’s my precious little niecy when she was just days old. My natural hair does grow pretty quickly too but thanks to shrinkage it stays pretty much the same style. That has been a blessing and yet a curse. A blessing in that when it starts to grow out and lose it’s cute TWA (teeny weeny afro) shape, with two pats and a spray of water it’s back to looking TWA cute but a curse in that….I’m now bored. What to do what to do. I’m not huge on styling. I declared I would be a wash and go type of girl when I first big chopped cause I know myself. I’ve been wanting to do a cornrow style in the back for forever but… who wants to go sit in some stylist’s chair for hours on end? This is one of the reasons I went natural!!! My boredom has already lead to several self-trims, you know, to give it some shape, and I can already feel the itch to do so again which totally defeats the purpose. I have a lot of growth now and it’s not as easy anymore to spray it, style it and be out the door. I need pins and flat twists and they don’t always come out nice. This is why I’ve fallen in love with the puff once more, something I was trying to avoid. Ugh.

2 months post big-chop
2 months post big-chop

purple natural hair

I think I’m gonna straighten it for my birthday at the end of the month and trim it. The back is horribly uneven and it shows now that it’s growing out, so might as well. I can’t wait to get to a decent length!!! I’m not able to wash and go so much anymore and it’s annoying! Natural hair rants lol…do you have any short hair styles you can recommend I try? This has been my go-to style for now, two flat twists, one on either side of my head:

twa styled with pins

Sometimes it works, sometimes the front doesn’t feeling like shrinking and behaving and just looks a mess and then I pull out a headband for a puff…. help a sista out…

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


  1. You could try shingling with some eco styler or if you have flax seed for your smoothies just boil a few and voila! You have your own gel. (there’s a method to it so lemme know if you want the deets). I believe that if you shingle and blow dry it on the lowest setting it will give you a nice lil length. I hope this helps girly.

    Stay fab!