Short Natural Hairstyles

Recently did a big chop? Check out our chic short styles.

Create the Perfect Afro Puff Even On Hair As Short as 3 inches

Create the perfect afro puff

There will probably not be a time in your natural hair journey that will be more exciting than the first BC (big chop). However, the fear turned excitement turned liberation can quickly turn back into fear when you realize you have no idea what to do with your ‘do. The period following the BC is [...]

Quick Retro Updo on Short Natural Hair Tutorial

Young woman in roller skates

It is now day four of what was once a fabulous coily twist out, full of body and spring but now it is more of a matted, dried out dusty mess. The phone rings and you have been called in to interview for your dream job AND you only have an hour to prepare. What [...]

5 Styles to Try on Short Natural Hair

Styles For Short Natural Hair

With so many women opting for the big chop, short hair styles are in high demand.  Unfortunately, many women with short hair assume that because they are lacking in length, there aren’t many options for hairstyles.  This is a myth.  Below are five hairstyles to try if you are at the short phase of your [...]

Embracing Your TWA: Quick Guide To Caring for Short Tresses

natural is a state of being

Many of us naturals began our natural hair journey with a TWA.  For the newbies, a TWA is a Teeny Weeny Afro; a frustrating phase for some new naturals.  Natural divas may become frustrated with their TWA after running out of style ideas, hitting hair maintenance road blocks, and/or frustrated with trying to determine your curl [...]

Reader Question: Should I Big Chop Now?

should you do the big chop

Hi my name is Yolanda. I have been transitioning for 10 months.  I am at the point where I want to BC. I think I have a lot of breakage and damage due to Havana twist that tried to lock up. Would it be smart to cut it down to my natural hair to give [...]

Should You Protective Style Short Hair?

Should You Protective Style Short Hair

With so much emphasis placed on the importance of protective styling in natural hair care, those who are freshly big chopped or who are still in the growing out stages may be confused as to whether or not they should protective style. The most confusing question is probably how do you protective style when your [...]

Comb Coils a Chic Short Natural Hairstyle

Comb Coils

Hopefully last weeks blog, The Fabulously Versatile Straw Set, encouraged you to take your new texture out for a test drive and provided inspiration for those who are in between hair lengths. This week we will prove there is more than one way to curl a kink by showing you how to create another equally [...]

The Fabulously Versatile Straw Set


No matter whether she is kinky curly or silky straight, most women have a collective disdain for the period of hair growth that is known as the “awkward stage.” The awkward stage usually occurs within a few months after a haircut and can last as long as a few years, depending on how short the [...]

Nidia, A South African Woman’s Hair Story


My natural hair journey started in April 2013 but that was just my mind set that started to change. For years I never wore my hair curly, my mother would set it in rollers and leave it to dry proceeded by plaiting it for school. When I got older I started to do my hair [...]