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BN Beauty: 5 Super Easy Tips for Styling a Teeny Weeny Afro!



When deciding to go natural there are 2 questions that initially come up – to Transition or to go for the Big Chop? And if you go for the Big Chop, then what do you do about styling?

When it comes to rocking a TWA – Teeny Weeny Afro, styling options are most times limited. There isn’t much hair to work with and all you have is your creativity. Well, lucky for you BN Beauty has got 5 styling options & tips to help you out of that rut.

Here are 5 tips to rocking a Teeny Weeny Afro.

1. Add a little colour
A great way to switch up your Teeny Weeny Afro is to add a bit of color. Popular colors include red, blonde and burgundy highlights but that doesn’t mean you can’t got for any colour of your choice. You can either decide to tint the tip of your afro if you have a little length, or dye everything for a bolder look.

Check out Chrisette Michelle‘s funky highlighted hairstyle.

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2. Accessorize
Accessories add flare to your short afro. From hair bands, to flowers to short hair extensions, you can create different looks just by adding something extra – just ask Lupita.

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3. You can go shorter
It would seem counter productive to cut your hair shorter, but sometimes, having a really low cropped haircut is a great styling option. You can decide to cut different sections of your hair to have a diverse look, or just go low overall. It is clean, smooth and sexy.

The image of Lupita above is also a great example for fading your short hair if you’re going shorter and plus size model Philomea Kwao is so pretty with her short hair.

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4. Texture, texture, texture
Adding texture is another way to go. You can do this with flexi rods, curling puddings or with finger curling to create curls of different sizes. This way it adds some volume to your hair and gives it a different look with each type of curl.

Musician Chrisette Michelle looks fab with her TWA – and we love how she brought drama with her long falsies.

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5. Add Side-Parts
Patterns are fun when it comes to styling your short afro. You can give yourself a side part with a straight line or go for something artistic like a zig zag. It adds dimension to your look, and when it grows back, you can try something else.

Check out one of the poster girls for natural hair – Solange and her side part.

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Be sure to share all your short afro styling tips with us – Let’s all look fabulous together!

Photo Credit: Mocker/ | Madammenoire | | @PhilomenaKwao (Instagram) | |

Jennifer is the Beauty Editor & Style Representative of Get in touch - Send an email to: beauty(at) or style(at) | Follow us on Instagram: @bellanaijabeauty OR @bellanaijastyle | Follow us on Twitter: @bellanaijastyle


  1. nigerwifediary.blogspot

    June 21, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Great tips.

  2. Yassbeetch

    June 21, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Dont just try dis with the wrong shape of head


    June 21, 2014 at 11:57 am

    JOEL E. ANTHONY .: what about the men??

  4. khaleesi

    June 21, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Thank you soo much BN! Surfed d web alot this week looking for lovely ways to style my TWA. I love chrisette Michelle. Cant wait to color/highlight my TWA to radiant red. Super excited…….xoxo!


    June 21, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Thanks so very much for the tips, but, the second one looks ridiculous to me

    • BC

      June 22, 2014 at 10:10 pm

      Thats my favorite! Each one to her own.

  6. Gistyinka Blog

    June 21, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Short and informative post..

  7. ma'am Fabulassy

    June 22, 2014 at 2:07 am


  8. sum1special

    June 23, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Nice tips. Would definitely try out.

  9. Adeola @ TheManeCaptain

    June 23, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    i like the reference to celebritities. but how is a plus size model? twa aren’t long enough to be wrapped around flexi rods or any similar hair tools. but curls can be created with the fingers.

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