Tag: Teeny Weeny Afro (TWA)

  • Bailey’s Big Chop | Toddler Regimen

    Bailey’s Big Chop | Toddler Regimen

    We all have a niche or two, right? Well, hair has always been mine…   I started doing my own hair sometime around the tender age ten. Yes, ten. It was the best decision for our household as I did not like my mom doing my hair. Kids know so much, don’t they. I did…

  • Need to fancy-up your TWA?

    Need to fancy-up your TWA?

    Regardless of the texture of your hair, don’t get into a tizzy over what to do with your it for formal events. Recently, a Facebook friend asked for suggestions for her TWA (teeny weeny afro) for a formal event the following weekend. Sometimes women think they need to straighten their tresses or wear a wig, but…

  • Twisting Tutorial Time

    Twisting Tutorial Time

    Sometimes I come across a skill I lack and my first thought may be, “I’ll never be able to do that.” And if I don’t try, then bam, there it is. I won’t be able to do it. But with patience and practice, [almost] anything is possible! So here are a few vids with flat twists or…

  • Style Diaries: C-Aaliyah

    Style Diaries: C-Aaliyah

    My name is C-Aaliyah (suh-lee-yuh), but some people call me CC. I was born and raised in Seattle, WA, the rainy city. I grew up getting relaxers. I didn’t even think of becoming natural until being introduced to natural hair youtube videos. My first big chop was 4.14.2012, but I made a mistake of using…

  • Style Diaries: Jessica

    My name is Jessica – also known as Jessiemon’a. I started my natural journey in 2009 when I decided to do my BC (big chop).  I’ve always had long hair, even when I had relaxers, but eventually it would always break off. I transitioned for six months then decided to BC, and I loved it! …

  • HAIRspiration: styling TWAs

    HAIRspiration: styling TWAs

    ENJOY! [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Arj1NuCIWJQ’] [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAnk3ivgoM8′] [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8wG6T7kmEA’] [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_Ct0adWKYg’]

  • Sisterhood of Natural Hair

    Sisterhood of Natural Hair

    I attended the Black Hair Kitchen Expo while in DC for my sorority’s National Convention and I met a lot of great people! One group I ran into was the Sisterhood of Natural Hair. I purchased a cute flower headband for my niece and asked if I could feature them on my site! This company has…

  • STYLEspiration: Blake Von D

    STYLEspiration: Blake Von D

    By now, you know my love for meeting new people through the Internet. Not in the way of trying to make new besties, but just connecting in a business manner. I also love to show support for African American women who are working hard and trying to make a name for themselves!   If you…

  • HAIRspiration: TWA

    HAIRspiration: TWA

    These styles just scream I’M READY FOR FUN IN THE SUN!

  • HAIRspiration: short and funky

    HAIRspiration: short and funky

    These alllllmost make me want to try something different with my hair! Here’s a tutorial from one of my fave Youtube channels that shows a way to style a TWA! [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omxzI0UG2O0′]

  • Afro’s A Celebration Of Natural Hair

    Afro’s A Celebration Of Natural Hair

    Antoinette of Around the Way Curls attended a book release for the Afro’s – A Celebration of Natural Hair, thrown by Tamara Hood of LivelyHood (the event producer), and PR by Renae Bluitt of Crush Media/ the dope blogger of In Her Shoes Blog, and Susan Martin of MartinPR…and of course the author, Michael July. Overall, it was a great…

  • Black Hair Kitchen [photos]

    Black Hair Kitchen [photos]

    Whoooaaa I’m way late with posting about this event! In my defense, I am a teacher on summer break who has been relaxin’ and chillaxin’ while visiting friends from New York to Atlanta! I’ve not had much time to sit and work. But today is my catch-up day!   Anywho…while attending my sorority’s 100th anniversary celebration…

  • Style Diary: Nikita

    Style Diary: Nikita

    I don’t really have a story about my style journey. I mostly put on what I see first when I open my drawer or closet, or in the midst of tumbling I go, “BINGO! Clothes sorted out”. I was born and raised in Guyana, South America and came to the U.S. when I was 11…

  • Lovey Locks

    Lovey Locks

    I came across this young lady while attending a natural hair event hosted by Sunshine Malone. We later worked together on a photo shoot and I was totally inspired by her poses (especially seeing as it’d been her first time)! So I was happy to feature her on My Natural Reality for my readers to…

  • Style Diary: Kiana B.

    Style Diary: Kiana B.

    My name is Kiana B., I am 21 years old living in my hometown of Miami, FL. I currently write for my own personal style/design/music/whatever blog Young, Wilde & Free(www.youngwildefree.com) and I am pursuing a degree in Journalism. I recently went natural and struggled so many years before my big chop with dry, damaged ends, hella breakage and too many…

  • Style Diary: Gemtrendsetter

    Style Diary: Gemtrendsetter

    Hello! I decided to grow my hair out 2 1/2 years ago out of boredom mainly, but also because my hair could never grow pass a certain length.  I transitioned for almost 4 months and did a self big chop, cutting off 10 inches of relaxed ends.  Since my BC, I have enjoyed my hair at every…

  • My STYLEspiration for the day

    My STYLEspiration for the day

    Love those grape-toned open toes!! (Maybe you can find these on eBay if they’re no longer in stock on the original website in which I saw them.)  Michael Antonio Tahan DSW $34.99  Lumiani Zappo’s $60  Two Lips from 6PM $64.99  Joan & David Collection Endless $169

  • Style Diary: Shaquoya

    Style Diary: Shaquoya

    It was hard at first to become natural because I loved weave and perms. But I got tired of paying 100s of dollars for hair, plus [the time it takes] to get it done…what I love about being natural is YOU being YOU! There is nothing added. It’s your hair.    Instagram: naturally_teal Want to…

  • Style Diary: Aquila

    Style Diary: Aquila

    Hey Dear Hair Beauties, My name is Aquila Monsels- Martina. I am married to the most beautiful man on earth and live in the Netherlands. I am now two years a true naturalista. Before that I had many different hair styles from short to long, from black to purple.   After years of experience as…

  • My HAIRspiration for the day: My blow out/pin up

    My HAIRspiration for the day: My blow out/pin up

    **In my first year of being natural, I had a major amount of growth! Thanks to coloring and damaged ends, I wound up cutting several inches during 2012. I have vowed to pay more attention to the health of my hair in 2013 as to avoid cutting so much! In the beginning…there was a TWA…