This is a great story about a woman and her afro. She makes the point that anyone can wear full long hair but it takes a certain flava of woman to pull of short hair weather it’s straight or in an afro. I knew i wanted locs when i went natural so i only had a afro for a few hours when i cut my perm out. But who knows. When i’m older I may decide to rock an afro for the later years of my natural hair journey 🙂 Leave a comment and let me know what you think 🙂
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Rocking Out With a Short ‘Fro
By choice, my hair hasn’t fallen past the top of my neck since 8th grade. Short just does it for me. Almost any woman can appear to be beautiful with a head full of hair. But not every woman can rock a short cut, caesar or fade and be stunning. After a bad break up in 2006 I cut my hair Halle Berry short. Shaved in the back, tapered on the sides and spiked in the front was my look for nearly three years. Fast forward to the summer of 2010 I decided to go natural.
As I transitioned from relaxed to natural, my hair was the longest it had been since 1999. I was absolutely terrified of doing the big chop (BC), which in the natural hair community is cutting all your relaxed ends usually leaving you with a teeny weeny afro (TWA) depending on how much new growth you have. My fear of having little to no hair wasn’t at all logical, as I had worn my hair super short before. But short and relaxed is the exact opposite of short, curly and natural. There was a mountain of excuses of why I couldn’t wear a TWA- a ‘fro is unprofessional, I’ll look like a boy (read: unfeminine) I won’t be pretty and I’ll hate my hair.
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