So what is a TWA you ask? Teeny Weeny Afro! That is the classification of my hair at the length that it is at right now. Although I think I will be past that stage very soon because I am almost able to put my hair into a ponytail now… MILESTONE!!
Anyway… That’s not the point of this post.
A few weeks ago I received a message from a fellow ‘Nuturalista’ asking me about styling options for her TWA for work. She was bored of wearing her hair in just the Afro and wanted something “more professional”.
Around the same time, there was a lot of discussion in the natural hair forums that I frequent, about how much trouble some women were having in the workplace with their natural hair. There were some that even suggested that natural hair is not professional (huh?). Some women said that they wear wigs to work in order to look more presentable.
My take on this? It’s not just your hair that makes you look professional or presentable. If you don’t look like you put any effort into your entire appearance, it won’t matter if your hair is natural, relaxed, twisted, straight, long, short, whatever!
Also, if you don’t have confidence within yourself to know that you are beautiful with your hair the way it is, it will show… and this will just open the door for ignorant people to add their unnecessary commentary. But that’s just my opinion.
So… I was inspired to go through a week and style my hair the way I would to work (yes I have actually worn ALL these styles to work before). By doing this I hope to inspire those who are either bored with their TWA, or simply just want new styling options.
Video tutorials are also available if you click the captions… Hope you enjoy!