Oh my hair. Not really a TWA and not really long enough to do what I really want. le sigh It’s at a length that I consistently do 2 strand twists with good result, but still awkward enough that I feel that I’m running out of creative options. I think it irks me more because I’ve been through this once before, but then my hair was texturized and I trusted my lifelong hairdresser. Definitely a story for another day. Right now and pretty much the entire summer, I’ve been rocking a handful of standard looks: 1)wash and go This is a staple and works well after I run in the AM.  I tend to pair it with a 2)braided headband IF I am lucky enough to make a braid ear to ear that doesn’t look like Captain Hook and a 8 year old got in a fight, this is perfect and I will wear it out for 3 or so days.  I find that it helps to accomplish this after I’ve already twisted the rest of my hair because I tend to grab pieces from the wrong place. 3)headbands I love hair accessories.  I need to hit up Forever21/Etsy/make my own really soon.  I think head bands are great but sometimes don’t really hold my hair back because it’s at the ‘not really a TWA and not really long enough to do what I really want’ length.  The sides right by my temples always stick out awkwardly when I wash n go. Come to think of it, that area looks off to me 90% of the time. 4)braided/bobby pinned sides Really easy but it really depends on my mood. I like this look when I’ve done a twist out or maybe day 2 twist out.  I think that it all depends on how your hair is feeling that day because sometimes you could think a style would be a good idea, but then it ends up looking a mess. Overall this awkward stage has willed me to become more creative.  I think that it will only be a matter of months before it’s over and on to new and exciting challenges of being natural. ---petitoignon.tumblr.com @petitoignon

I have BEEN here before. What did you ladies do during this stage in your natural hair journey?

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