My main go to for protective styling is a wig. Â I love the ease and convenience of it. Â The downfall to wearing a wig all the time is that I do not know how to style my hair. Â I am a beginner.
I would spend hours searching you tube for hair styles that I felt I could do on my hair but always felt my TWA was too short to pull them off. Â I realized if I took a hair style and broke it down into sections, I could probably replicate it on my own hair with a few tweaks here and there. Â I was going for a hair style that resembled my natural hair pulled up on the top of my hair. Â I also wanted a style that did not cost a lot of money because I am experimenting styling my hair. Â This style cost a total of $6 Â (1 Pack of Kinky Bulk Hair). Â The hair was installed using the crochet method to the crown of my hair.
I have a TWA and my hair is between 2.5 and 3 inches long. Â On Feb. 19th I twisted the back and sides of my hair going up towards my crown. Â This is how my braid pattern looks.
This is how the hair looks when it is not pinned or tucked into a hair style. Â Just like a fro.
This is the way I styled it. Â Â I have no idea how long this style will last. Â I hope it will last at least 2 weeks. Â I Â will definitely do this again but I might try another type of hair. Â I only had the hair in overnight and this morning I woke up to head full of single strand knots. Â It really does resemble my 4C hair. LOL.
Oh and if you do try this hair style and have short hair like I do. Â Let me warn you…. installing the crochet hair will make your braids feel tighter. Â So braid your hair as loose as possible without having your cornrows unravel.
I hope this will give other ladies with a short TWA some inspiration. Â With a few tweaks here and there, anything is possible.