21 Ways To Style Short Natural Hair and Tweeny Weeny Afros (TWA)

When we hear the line 'Natural Hair', what comes to our mind is the typical long, thick, deep black, and robust afro. However, rocking an afro could also mean wearing short black afro hair.

These short black afro hairstyles are also popularly called Tweeny Weeny Afros. Let's explain better for emphasis.

What's a Tweeny Weeny Afro (TWA)

TWA is a short natural hairstyle with a hair length of 2 inches max. It's the style you rock after transitioning from relaxed to natural hair, or when you had to do a big chop, usually after damage from heat.

Simple, yet Classy TWA Hairstyle Ideas

When considering a big chop, one of our major concerns is "how do I style this hair?" If you're in this category, we gotcha, because this article is for you.

Here are some amazing and easy-to-do styles for your short natural hair

  1. Icy Blonde Hair

Give your natural hair an icy edge by dyeing it a stark white blonde. It's one sexy look you should try out.

Icy Blonde TWA

2. TWA with Etched Nape

Who says etches are for guys only? Keep necks turning with a feminine etched nape. These designs would show that you have great hair taste and don't give a damn.


3. TWA with Short Curls

Just in case you want to keep it simple, you should try rocking short curls and allow them to show off your natural features and your beautiful bone structure effortlessly.

TWA with short curls

4. Pulled Back TWA

Is your hair too short to style? No worries. You can try a pulled-back TWA using a stylish elastic hairband. You could go a step further by curling the back of your hair. This gives your hair a beautiful back view.

Pulled back TWA

5. Tapered TWA

Girl! This style would get you falling in love with your natural hair over and over again. Especially with those curls hanging up there like precious pieces of jewelry. Oh my!

Tapered TWA

6. TWA Finger Coils

These coils are super simple to achieve if you have locks. Just wash and deep condition your hair, apply some curling cream to your locks, then stretch and twirl to achieve these. This style can last for up to a week and even longer!

TWA finger coils

7. Short Crew TWA

This look is the exact meaning of fabulous. The beautiful thing about this short cut is that you can dye it into any colour of your choice.

Short crew TWA

8. Bald TWA

With this style, you don't need to worry about styling or combing. The only thing you would need to do is to brush and oil your scalp often.

Bald TWA

9. Side Part TWA

This style comes with a splash of classiness! Just look at it!

Side part TWA

10. TWA Blonde Twists

Spice up your TWA with a twist and then add some juicy vibe by dyeing it blond.

TWA blonde twists

11. Side Cornrows with Curls

Just take a look at this beau! You could rock your TWA with cornrows at both sides of your hair and a curly top.

Cornrows TWA

12. Bantu Knots

Not only are Bantu knots beautiful, but they are also protective styles you can do with your natural hair. This look can last for up to 2 weeks and when you finally unfurl them, the curls leave you looking fab!

Bantu knots

13. Afro Puff TWA

This stunning look would keep people turning to stare in admiration as you walk down the street.

Afro puff TWA

14. Pixie Edge TWA

This look is perfect for that evening outing with friends.

Pixie edge TWA

15. Flat Top TWA

For a dimensional look, you can do a flat top TWA with the sides cut out.

Flat top TWA

16. Half braided, half out

You can try something unconventional by plaiting just one side of your hair and leaving the other side all out.

half braided, half out

17. Twist and Twist-out

This look is perfect for a dinner date. Apply some powder, wear bright red lipstick, and you are all set for your date.

Twist outs TWA

18. Braided TWA

You can decide to go full braid with your natural hair and still look peng on it.

Braided TWA

19. Bold Undercut and Coils TWA

This is the best pick if you don't want to go through too much trouble to maintain your curls

Bold Undercut and Coils TWA

20. Bush Afro

This simple, yet natural bush hairstyle is great to go with if you're just starting to grow your natural hair. It's also easy to maintain.

Teeny Weeny Afro

21. Kinky Faux Hawk

This look allows you to flaunt a large section of your curls. It also gives you the opportunity to be creative with the sides of your bottom hair like you can see in this picture.

Kinky faux hawk TWA

There you have it! 21 protective styles you can try with your short natural hair. Which of these would you try out first?