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Texturizing Your Hair Naturally- TWA Styling

By January 27th, 202134 Comments
Natasha writes;

I came across a great video tutorial for all the TWA (teeny weeny afro) girls! Don’t be alarmed by the title, no curls were harmed with chemicals in the making of the video! I no longer have a TWA, but if I had come across this video in those days, I would have definitely given it a go. Enjoy!

Lovingyourhair’s demonstration-


  • Kim876 says:

    i keep trying this but I just can't get it right.. I was trying with a soft bristle brush at first (saw that in a video on youtube) but my hair would just keep getting stuck in the bristles.. I'll just attempt the palm one later. Hopefully it works

  • Anonymous says:

    After my big chop, graying tight curls with no definition,I was considering going back to hair crack, until I watched you video and another using a brush, I now have two methods to use for to define my curls thanks I am loving it, it looks nice and it make my gray cut look fantastic. I was taught if you didn't have something nice to say, say nothing. Don't be discouraged by the nay-Sayer, keep it going.

  • Anonymous says:

    Well this is great. I've been doing that style with the brush bt tomorrow I try the palm roll!

  • Anonymous says:

    Uh-uh her hair looks straight CRAZY! I don't think it looks good at all. I agree with Jo Somebody. Her definitely looked better before.

  • Anonymous says:

    I like it and will try it. I BC Nov. 2011 & have TWA

  • Jo Somebody says:

    I prefer the afro as it was. But hey ho, it's not MY head! Lol!

  • Atiya_BK_Chick says:

    I love the look! I actually do this with my very short fade that I have now. I brush the sides and the back so that it lays down perfect, and I palm roll the top of my head which has the longer hair. I love the way it makes my hair look! I do think that at her length it is pushing it, but it still looks cool.

  • Anonymous says:

    I have 4c hair and I used it when I was in the 2-3 inch TWA stage.

    No – it did not knot or lock my hair.

    I used it when I was frustrated with a "fail" WNG. It it an EXCELLENT "rescue" style.

    The style was not a staple because didn't like the nobby "popcorn" look.

  • CJ says:

    Love it! I have always admired this look. I wish I knew about this technique when I had my twa!

  • Anonymous says:

    I used to do my hair like this ALL THE TIME. My hair was never matted. I have 4a hair.

  • mangomadness says:

    I love this look! I wish I would have known about it when I was rocking my TWA.

  • Anonymous says:

    I love this look. I tried this method after I have hennaed my hair. Unfortunately it did not work for me. I guess I have to find the right product. Oh oh, my pj ism just kicked 😀


  • Crystal says:

    I love this demonstration and plan to try it soon. I have a short afro as I just did the big chop on December 29.

  • Darlene says:

    I usually use a brush or a Nudred sponge, but never realized that the simple palms of my hands would work too. I'll have to try it and see what happens

  • IKinkUp says:

    I really like this look. I don't think tangling would be too much of a problem with hair at this length. When its wash time simply condition it up and detangle in the shower.

  • DanielleG says:

    That works really well, I never had a twa but this would be a fav method of mine if I did. I will be passing this on. Great idea! WISH I could use it myself.

  • Netta Dee says:

    Not for me because I can only imagine detangling it…it's one of those styles that okay if you know you are planning to wash soon.

  • DrChuck24 says:

    yeah this looks good…seems so simple and I have always thought it took a lot of time to achieve this look.

  • MesaIsaGoddess says:

    I always wondered how you could get this look. I don't think that I'd like the look on myself but I always like this look with colored tips.

  • Anonymous says:

    agree with anonymous @ December 30, 2011 10:39 PM

    people don't like it because they don't like the 'nappy' hair look. every natural can't get defined curls so this is a good look for someone who wants the defined coil look. use a detangler to comb it out and tangles won't be a problem.

  • LaTonia says:

    I have hair that is just about the same length as the model and this works great for me. I either wash first and use the Hair Rules Kinky cream (just as Felicia recommended I DON't do but it was $20 and it's what I have) or spray dry hair with my water/conditioner/oil mix first. Then I get to rubbing. My hair is pretty dense and I have a very tight, small curl pattern so it takes quite a bit of palming but at this stage it works best. I like it

  • Joie says:

    versatility ftw

  • Anonymous says:

    1) This technique has been around for years. Originally the style was called "popcorn curls" or "popcorn coils."
    2) It's meant for hair that's literally no longer than that of the model. In fact I'd say she's pushing it with that length. Tangles are definitely a risk if you try this on longer 4b/4c hair.
    3) Anti 4b/4c bias much? The TC method doesn't work on people with no curl pattern. (None of the women on that page who look to have 4c hair are shown with their hair wet.) Personally I think she looks great. Sorry if this style is too nappy for some of you "lucky" ones with defined curls…

  • Anonymous says:

    Not to be rude but her hair looks uncombed, like she just got out of bed and did nothing to her hair. I don't like that look.

  • ChicaRizada94 says:

    @Natarsha: That's exactly what I was thinking. Using this method seems as if it would promote matting, tangles, and a 10-hour combing session after wearing it for a week or two. I just use the TC method to define my curls, and it works fine. I'd be too afraid of getting matted hair to try this method…

  • Anonymous says:

    @Natarsha, I was thinking the same thing. This would tangle my hair like no other!!! I, too, thought she was going to use a brush. I am glad I have defined curls, because this 'palm' trick is too much work and I would dread the tangles. @Shelli and others, curls can pop with conditioner as well 🙂

  • Jolene says:

    Just like Nudred without the sponge….right!?! Not bad!

  • Natarsha says:

    I'm sorry but that did not appeal to me at all. Isn't she tangling the hair when she is rubbing it in circles. I thought she was going to use a denman brush and to make the waves. Here's the link to explain what I mean.

  • Anonymous says:

    I always wondered how people go this "look"!….
    s/n: I hate the phrase teeny weeny afro

  • Shelly says:

    F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C !!!!!

  • leesicam says:

    I am in awe. I wish I saw this video before I had my twa converted to a buzz cut. Oh well, next time!

  • hairscapades says:

    Okay, that is REALLY cool! It's like magic! LOL!

    My sister recently cut her hair into a TWA. I wonder how this would work on her. I'll have to share. Hmmm, wonder if another product would work though tool


  • Trice (BreatheFashion3c) says:

    I never had a TWA because I took the "scary" road and transitioned for two years! I applaud those women who had the guts to BC and actually take the time to care for their TWA!

  • Rebwar says:

    I can't see the video. Would you provide a link?

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