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Help! I need a style for my 4A hair

NaturalfinallyNaturalfinally Posts: 516Registered Users
Ladies, I transitioned with braids for a year (all of 2009) and did little chops each time I had my braids redone. i performed my final chop on January 2, 2009 and I have been natural ever since. Now I have about 8 to 10 inches of natural hair and I have no style! I usually wash and go but now my curls are just hanging with no form. As much as I love my curls, I hate my "no style". Should I cut it so that it grows into a style (I want length) or should I just wait this period out? Has anyone else transitioned this way and if so, what did you do? I tried the twist and the twist out and neither style looked good on me. Any help will be appreciated. :help:
BC'ed - Jan 09
Hair Type: 4A-3C Crown
Hair Texture: Fine, Thin
Hair Density: Medium - Thin Crown
Porosity: Low
Co-wash: Sauve Coconut and/or Clarifying, Trader Joe's Nourish Spa
Leave-In: GDLI, YTCLI, KBB, KCNT
Moisturizers: QBRBC, KBB, Glycerin, SMCS,SMDM
DT: AOGPB, AOBGA, GEPT, TJNS, YTC, Henna, Alma, Brahmi, Maka, Tulsi, Kalpori
Sealant: EVOO, Jojoba, Grapeseed, JBCO, Herbal Oil - Hesh Herbal Oils

** Psalms 14:1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.*** :angel11:

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  • anonymous_4926anonymous_4926 Posts: 678Registered Users
    if your primary style is a WNG, then a cut may be best to give your hair some shape.

    since you said twists and twistouts didn't look good on you (btw, what about them didn't you like on you?), what about flat twists, finger coils, braidouts, cornrows. do have enough hair to bun? i enjoyed rod sets when my hair was shorter.

    hth
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  • NaturalfinallyNaturalfinally Posts: 516Registered Users
    curlymami wrote: »
    if your primary style is a WNG, then a cut may be best to give your hair some shape.

    since you said twists and twistouts didn't look good on you (btw, what about them didn't you like on you?), what about flat twists, finger coils, braidouts, cornrows. do have enough hair to bun? i enjoyed rod sets when my hair was shorter.

    hth
    The twists looked thin and scraggly and when I un-twisted them, again, I had no form. It just looked messy but not in a good way. I love big and wild hair but you could see all of the parts where the twists were and when I tried to scalp rub for fluff and coverage, all I got was frizz. I do have major shrinkage so it looks like I have hanging twa.:crybaby:I need to learn to do the flat twists and the finger coils. I'll try them and see. Thanks for the tips.
    BC'ed - Jan 09
    Hair Type: 4A-3C Crown
    Hair Texture: Fine, Thin
    Hair Density: Medium - Thin Crown
    Porosity: Low
    Co-wash: Sauve Coconut and/or Clarifying, Trader Joe's Nourish Spa
    Leave-In: GDLI, YTCLI, KBB, KCNT
    Moisturizers: QBRBC, KBB, Glycerin, SMCS,SMDM
    DT: AOGPB, AOBGA, GEPT, TJNS, YTC, Henna, Alma, Brahmi, Maka, Tulsi, Kalpori
    Sealant: EVOO, Jojoba, Grapeseed, JBCO, Herbal Oil - Hesh Herbal Oils

    ** Psalms 14:1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.*** :angel11:
  • P.P.P.P. Posts: 1,617Registered Users
    have you tried hairbands and scarves at the front and pushed back...to make sort of a puff (you might have to set it with flattwists or do more sections of twist/braids so it's not as gappy/scalpy. I get frizz too if I have to massage out the parts.

    Another thing that might help is to just sort of grab sections when you're setting it... try not to make clear defined comb or fingernailed parts... it's easier to make more of a seamless 'fro that way?

    hope this makes some sense.

    also check youtube.com and search for afro puffs..I've seen a few tutorials on how different ladies do theirs.
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  • evelynnalfredevelynnalfred Posts: 324Registered Users
    Try some mini-twists and treat them as you would braids.