That awkward legnth...

Alice_42 Alice_42 Registered Users Posts: 791 Curl Neophyte
My hair has official reached the awkward length-it's not quite long enough for twists since they shrink up to my scalp (would doing them on dry hair help?), flat twists also shrink epically (oh, shrinkage..sometimes I hate thee). And to make it worse: I'm bored with my wash-n-go!

Do you have any style ideas that I could try that could make the awkward length less awkward? I was thinking of getting braids or kinky twists until it grows out a little more, but my student budget is giving me the eye...

In other news: My hair DOUBLED in length this month! And I thank you all for the great advice and tips that helped keep my hair happy and healthy! :salute:

Last relaxer: August 2008
Big Chop: December 2008/January 2009
Blog: Alice in Nappyland


  • hippychichippychic Registered Users Posts: 4,673 Curl Neophyte
    congrats on your hair growth :happy7:
    LOIS (OS); cottony, TYPE 4 hair, fine/med strands; no cones bcz my hair hates them; last relaxer '98; now low porosity:?, ignores most natural hair rules; BC #8

    faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice
  • subbrocksubbrock Registered Users Posts: 8,212
    i wore alot of headbands, hair clips, and other accessories during my awkward phase. congrats on your growth!
  • QVCDivaQVCDiva Registered Users Posts: 1,329
    Congrats on your hair growth
    Last Relaxer: 09/19/08
    BC: 01/30/09
    Misc: 1st time going natural was '94-'98; 2nd time - '99-2003; This time I will not go back to relaxers.
  • KitathenaKitathena Registered Users Posts: 1,666 Curl Neophyte
    I think doing them on dry hair would make a difference. That's pretty much all that I do them on now because I like to see the length. Be warned that it takes away some of the thickness though because they don't swell as much.

    Have you thought about fingercoils? You could wear the coils for a while and then doing a coil out.

    Also if you're interested in kinky twists, I know a great tutorial by a lady over on LHCF who has been transitioning forever and this was her first time doing them on herself. She did an awesome job.

    Good luck!
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  • PearlyCurlyPearlyCurly Registered Users Posts: 54
    My hair is your length and i just did a twist-out the other day. But i am getting VERY bored with my hair:sad3:..i tried braids before but my hair is so fine the weave will not stay on:angry3: And i cant find any curly weave that will match my texture..
    I:love4:Water + HE
    My baby daddy is the Denman D4!
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Registered Users Posts: 15,402 Curl Neophyte
    Congrats on your wonderful growth. Actually this is a really good length to start finger twirling in spots and working with your texture. It's long enough so if it shrinks you have a really nicely textured TWA.
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    Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
    Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
  • va_candiva_candi Registered Users Posts: 849
    Congrats on your growth!
  • drawmuhfreedrawmuhfree Registered Users Posts: 402
    ooooooh, :thumbleft:CUTE!

    "[My hair and I] are in an unhealthy relationship and I am the abuser."
  • FleurztyFleurzty Registered Users Posts: 795
    Awesome growth :wav:! Play around with it. Dry twists will definitely help and show more length than wet twists.
  • Kinks74Kinks74 Registered Users Posts: 394
    Nice growth!
    Kinks, kinks and more kinks :rolleyes:
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    Faves & Raves: Oyin Juices & Berries, KBB Deep Condish, JC WDT, CBSS WSHP, KCCC, Henna :love4:
    Not so Goodies: Proteins & heavy oils...
    Current Challenge: kinky & twisted! (ahem, two-strand twisted) :toothy7:

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