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How can I get my TWA to "drop"?

Runna4LifeRunna4Life Posts: 112Registered Users
i really want this stupid thred to be deleted. I was JUST wondering.
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  • soleilmoncursoleilmoncur Posts: 1,194Registered Users
    It's called shrinkage and that's what some natural hair does. It shrinks. And you have a TWA because you just BC'ed, definition should not be a priority.
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  • AmberBrownAmberBrown Posts: 1,072Registered Users
    You can't make your hair "drop". Either it will or it won't. No product is going to make your hair do anything it doesn't want to.
  • CerendipityCerendipity Posts: 5,091Registered Users
    Hey Afro, Do you have a picture of a TWA that has the look you are trying to go for?

    At this stage of your hair length your hair isnt going to stretch out and have that hangtime. Heck even at a under shoulder length curly it might not drop as you are looking for.

    With the length and then count shrinkage in , your hair probably looks as if its hugging your scalp.

    Just keep it moist and add a little gel if you want , but hang time.. you have a while to get there
  • CurlyElectraCurlyElectra Posts: 1,145Registered Users
    How natural hair looks from wet to dry is totally different. For instance, when my hair is wet, I look like a wet cat - then when it dries, it's all cute in its huge fluffy state.

    You can't get your TWA to drop, especially because it's a TWA. I think you need to be a little more patient with your hair - I have seen the threads you've started over the past couple of days, and I understand that natural hair can be exciting, but a watched pot never boils. Also, I've come to learn that often women who do "too much" to their hair have less retention - they are so busy trying to achieve a certain look that they are putting more stress on their strands.
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  • ttlollattlolla Posts: 948Registered Users
    To get it to 'drop' you need patience, because whether or not it falls comes with length. The longer it gets, the more likely it will fall .

    Mine didn't fall until 16months post relaxer ... Before that it grew sideways .

    Patience !
  • Nappy_curly_crownNappy_curly_crown Posts: 4,162Registered Users
    The only thing that will make your hair "drop" are time, patience, and length. With a TWA, I'm curious as to what kinda "drop" you are looking for, espically since you just chopped and have only 1-2 inches of hair. I'm not even sure if that would look right....
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    I can't picture a TWA w/hang. Even ladies w/loose textures don't have hang when their hair is short. Shrinkage is a part of all types of curly hair. Just the nature of the beast. Maybe in a yearish your hair will start growing down. Maybe.
  • curlyberrycurlyberry Posts: 549Registered Users
    I know what OP is talking about, but the only way I've ever gotten that to happen was by accidentally being heavy handed with my styling cream while doing two-strand twists. My hair ended up feeling greasy for the entire week I was wearing my out for.
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  • RonnieajRonnieaj Posts: 304Registered Users
    OP, I can tell that you're really anxious for your hair to grow and all, but you really just have to be patient! I'm at APL and my hair still doesn't hang. Well defined it shrinks down to 4 inches (from 12). Lord only knows if it'll ever hang. At this stage, really, focus on the HEALTH of your hair, the length will come, and if you have the type of hair that hangs, that'll come too.
  • NinjaretteNinjarette Posts: 3,982Registered Users
    I have to agree with the other ladies. Don't expect hang with a twa. The weight of your hair as it grows causes it to drop/hang. Some textures grow up and out, and it takes a while before there's any real hang.

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  • sweetmx85sweetmx85 Posts: 1,017Registered Users
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    this is what comes to my mind for a twa w hang. jeri curl 80s. lol


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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    TWA stands for teeny weeny (afro), right? Well, nothing teeny weeny has much drop to it. So give it more time.
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  • KilajoKilajo Posts: 786Registered Users
    Lol at the jheri curl pics. Even those wouldn't drop if they were the length of a twa. OP I find it mind boggling that you just bc'd, have a twa and expect it to drop. Based on this and your other threads I've got to ask whether you were prepared for your bc. It seems as if you have unrealistic expectations for your hair imo. Perhaps I'm wrong. IDK.

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  • hippychichippychic Posts: 4,673Registered Users
    it's funny that when i wanted to be a loose natural it was because i envied the chunky twist-out style. i didn't know what it was called but i wanted that sooooo bad. when i saw people with this look, i was in awe! sadly, my hair 'hangs' with the jheri curl look when i want it to grow up, out and look fierce.

    i guess different strokes for different folks and all that jazz! :)
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  • BlackAngelPlayahBlackAngelPlayah Posts: 1,419Registered Users
    And u don't think I'm in a hurry for my hair to "drop"! Yesterday, I had it "down", fat....face.... EVERYWHERE!! Girl uh uh! LoL! I think I'll let Rebel float on for a minute. :p

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  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users
    My mom who has long been a wig wearing natural who didnt care for her hair decided to bc. I have been trying to get her to do that for years but it wasnt until her old college roommate did it did she do it. Anyway I was home for Christmas and she made the comment that her hair grows up and not down. I said that is because her hair is kinky. She bit my head off. "My hair is not kinky. It is tightly coiled. Kinky and nappy are words white people made up to talk negative about our hair."
    I know a lot us see nappy as negative. Didnt know kinky was too. I wanted to say so why did put heat and chemicals in my hair all those years but I decided to be more focused on teaching her to take care and show pride in her texture.
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  • LadyV69LadyV69 Posts: 3,397Registered Users
    I understand you're excited and all, but like everyone else said, you'll need to be patient. Our hair won't hang when it's only 2 inches long. It could take 1-2 years, depending on well you retain your length and then that would depend on your hair's properties. Some people's textures never hang. Theirs grow up and out. There's nothing bad about it, it's just the way it is. My hair grew up and out for nearly a year before it started to hang but then-I BC'd after 18 months without a relaxer and my hair is very fine, thin and low density so after it got to a certain point, gravity took its course and started weighing my hair down. Your hair may or may not do that but you'd need to give it a minimum of a year to know for sure.
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    sweetmx85 wrote: »
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    this is what comes to my mind for a twa w hang. jeri curl 80s. lol


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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    sweetmx85 wrote: »
    636eac88-4c17-8607.jpg636eac88-4c21-1ce2.jpg

    this is what comes to my mind for a twa w hang. jeri curl 80s. lol


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  • CurlyElectraCurlyElectra Posts: 1,145Registered Users
    sweetmx85 wrote: »
    636eac88-4c17-8607.jpg636eac88-4c21-1ce2.jpg

    this is what comes to my mind for a twa w hang. jeri curl 80s. lol


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  • gagirl09gagirl09 Posts: 2,316Registered Users
    I made some corn fritters from scratch and topped it with a little bit of agave nectar they were lovely. @ OP yeah u just have to wait and see


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  • KeenyliciousKeenylicious Posts: 2,320Registered Users
    gagirl09 wrote: »
    I made some corn fritters from scratch and topped it with a little bit of agave nectar they were lovely. @ OP yeah u just have to wait and see


    Curse you iPhone!!!
    i'm so mad you lowkey tried to hijack the thread. lmao
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  • gagirl09gagirl09 Posts: 2,316Registered Users
    I am trying to give more advice on the boards....it takes practice


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  • KeenyliciousKeenylicious Posts: 2,320Registered Users
    gagirl09 wrote: »
    I am trying to give more advice on the boards....it takes practice


    Curse you iPhone!!!
    mmm hmm. and you think corn fritters w/ agave nectar will give the OP the hang she needs?! lmao

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  • AmberBrownAmberBrown Posts: 1,072Registered Users
    Your corn fritters reminded me of my dinner: chipotle burrito, half black, half pinto beans. Half barbacoa half chicken, corn, fajitas sour cream, cheese, lettuce and guacamole. It was damn good, ya heard me?
  • KeenyliciousKeenylicious Posts: 2,320Registered Users
    dang.. now i wanna go all the way to the city for some chipotle. it'll be closed by the time i get there, though.

    i wish i could drive :(

    or lived in the city :(
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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    LOL @ this whole thread...
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  • moodydovemoodydove Posts: 1,721Registered Users
    gagirl09 wrote: »
    I made some corn fritters from scratch and topped it with a little bit of agave nectar they were lovely. @ OP yeah u just have to wait and see


    Curse you iPhone!!!
    i'm so mad you lowkey tried to hijack the thread. lmao

    Reminds here of when ~~ was here and some ridiculous race thread turned into an even more ridiculous turkey spaghetti thread lol.
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  • KeenyliciousKeenylicious Posts: 2,320Registered Users
    moodydove wrote: »
    gagirl09 wrote: »
    I made some corn fritters from scratch and topped it with a little bit of agave nectar they were lovely. @ OP yeah u just have to wait and see


    Curse you iPhone!!!
    i'm so mad you lowkey tried to hijack the thread. lmao

    Reminds here of when ~~ was here and some ridiculous race thread turned into an even more ridiculous turkey spaghetti thread lol.
    lol i remember that. and some other chick came in and got all mad at folks for changing the subject
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  • gagirl09gagirl09 Posts: 2,316Registered Users
    The agave nectar could possibly be used in the regime(humectant or weight to force the hair to hang). Anyways I have been fighting the urge to make more burritos. last week me and red kidney bean tacos were at the hip. I dumped the beans in a pot added onion garlic and some Himalayan salt....perfection.


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