How to Style a TWA
You finally decided to big chop, now what? You can read my big chop story here. I got my hair cut this weekend, so it's heavier up top and tapered on my sides and back. I'm still getting used to it, but I love that it's easy to maintain.
- Cantu Leave in Conditioner
- Cantu Curling Cream
- Eco Styling Gel (Olive Oil)
- Vitamin E oil
- Carol's Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey
- Taliah Waajid Shampoo
Step 1: Wash + Condition
- Wash hair with Taliah Waajid Shampoo
- Condition with Cantu
Step 2: Moisturize
- Moisturize scalp with vitamin e oil
- Lather hair with Cantu leave-in conditioner
- Moisturize hair with Cantu curling cream
Step 3: Finger coil
Pull strands of hair together in a circular motion
Use Carol's Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey to lock in moisture
Use Eco styling gel for added shine + hold
Step 4: Apply edge control
I have tried 3 different edge controls and they all suck, so if you have any suggestions on edge control that works on thick, curly hair please share below. Help a sistah out! Here are the two that I've tried:
- Silk Elements: It lasts for awhile, but oil ends up rolling down my face.
- As I Am: No hold at all
Step 5: Pull curls a part
Once I've finger coiled my hair, I like to go back through and separate the coils while my hair is still damp. I have a lot of hair, so its easy to do medium-sized finger coils first then go back through to separate instead of trying to do small coils initially.
This is the end result of my How to Style a TWA guide. I hope that it helped you out. I'm not sure what hair type I am. My hair is really thick and curly. The coils stay without a lot of product. I'm looking for a moisturizer that isn't packed with oil. I have oily skin, so extra oily rolling down my face isn't helping. This was my second natural hair post and the start of many, see more here. If you liked it please let me know. I want to develop content that is useful to readers + fun to create.