Thursday, July 9, 2015
How to Care for TWA Natural Hair
What is TWA Natural Hair?
TWA is a natural hair term that means Teeny Weeny Afro.
Keep Your Hair Moisturized
It is important to focus on keeping your hair moisturized. You can moisturize your hair using different techniques. The most common method is by doing the LOC method. LOC means Liquid- Oil-Cream. Click here or watch below to hear more about this technique and others:
After you moisturize your hair, it is important to seal in that moisture with either a thick butter like shea butter or an oil like castor oil or shea oil. You might also want to create a moisturizing spritz that you can use on-the-go or as a daily refresher. Click to see how to create a spritz.
Protecting your hair with a bonnet or scarf at night can also help keep the moisture in your hair longer.
Strengthen your Hair
Do protein treatments at least once a month. This can strengthen your hair and help reduce breakage. If you cannot find a protein treatment in your area, you can always make your own. If you use a strong protein treatment such as Aphogee 2 Steps, follow up with a moisturizing deep conditioner to help soften the hair. Click here or watch below to see a quick and easy recipe:
Create a Regimen
Creating a regimen will help you a lot. Not only will it keep you organized in terms of caring for your hair, but it gives you a guideline on what your hair needs might be. How to create a regimen:
Styling Your TWA
Depending on the length of your TWA, you can do styles such as puffs and finger coils. Adding accessories like headbands and hair combs can make your TWA more girlish looking. Wash and go style is the most common TWA hairstyle. Adding gel and/or a curl defining product can help showcase any curls you naturally have. Here are some tips on doing wash and go: