Natural Hair Blues: When A Naturalista Stops Liking Her Hair

27 May


The Teeny Weeny Afro (TWA) seems to be the stepchild, twice removed, in the natural hair family. When scrolling down my Pintrest and Tumblr feeds, and reading the latest natural hair articles, I see box braids, buzzed cuts, faux locs, twists, curly afros, and others, but rarely TWAs. When they do make an appearance, they are usually with loose curls—not the 4b/4c texture I’m working with.

Last week, when I took out my faux locs and saw my awkward, 2-inch TWA, I wasn’t exactly thrilled at the sight. Read more…

Writer’s note: Hi everyone. I got published on For Harriet again this week. So you can read the full text there.

3 Responses to “Natural Hair Blues: When A Naturalista Stops Liking Her Hair”

  1. novelbeauti June 10, 2015 at 9:18 AM #

    Beautifully written! I love this piece.


    • awomynsworth June 14, 2015 at 9:35 AM #

      Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it! By the way- I love that hair cut in your photo


      • novelbeauti June 15, 2015 at 6:55 PM #

        Thanks 🙂


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