More women of African descent are bravely chopping off their hair; either permanently or to transition to their natural hair.
While chopping off your hair might be a bold step, the main challenge lies in maintaining it.
Here are five styling inspirations to consider for your short natural hair.
Remember the hairstyles worn by women of the Dora Milaje in Black Panther? The Bantu Knot is a popular 90s hairstyle that is making a strong comeback.
It involves parting the hair into sections and making them into knots. Bantu can be worn for a few days to a week, depending on how well done and it is an excellent choice for a protective style.
You can never go wrong with styling your hair into a puff even with your TWA.
To add more volume to the puff, you may attach extensions to achieve the size of puff you desire.
From various styles of box braids to Senegalese twists, the option for protective styling is limitless.
It is however important to oil your hair and scalp with agreeable oils like coconut, avocado or jojoba to maintain moisture in not only your hair but scalp as you braid your hair.
Part your hair on the side
There’s nothing as beautiful as a well-parted line on the side of your hair to make a statement. Some women also opt for a range of beautiful colours in dyeing their hair and they come out really beautiful.
Make sure to choose an agreeable colour if you wish to cut your hair and go for a good stylist who understands your hair texture and knows what they are doing.
Just because you are a natural queen doesn’t mean your wigs have to suffer.
The most important thing to consider about wearing wigs is to go for a style that suits the shape of your face and is of a great quality.
Make sure to also braid your natural hair in protective cornrows or twists to avoid hair loss and keep your scalp moisturized.