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The “ awkward” stage, is where the hair doesn’t fit into a ponytail but is longer than a TWA. Let me tell you a secret it is only considered awkward if you DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO. I want to help you out with knowing some styles for this stage that I like to call the, “In BETWEEN” stage vs. “awkward” because there’s nothing awkward about it. What I had to realize is when you know what to do with your hair it makes a world of difference on how you feel about your hair. Your hair is beautiful in any stage and you have to remember that in the midst of your self-doubt or bad hair days. Here is 11 styles that will help you make variations of a certain style or rock a whole new do altogether.
Zainab from THEMafroSISTERS shows 3 simple styles that can be used with the use of everyday hair items (bobby pin and headband). The three different styles are 1) the puff 2) the halo twist and 3) the twisted bun. Every style in here can be your basic go to’s.
Mixed UP with it
Mixed Up With It gives an alternative to the regular puff. She adds a twist in the front to get it a different touch and helps save those edges too. All you need is some gel or edge control and a headband.
Ambi does four of the cutest styles for her hair with the afro puff, twisted puff, chic/funky updo and a half updo. All you need is an afro pic, gel/edge control and a stretchy headband to make these styles work.
This lady rocks some puffs like no other. Sometimes the puff can get boring to you after a while. This is the time to switch it up with a braid headband look, a band or twist out bangs. The options are endless.
Which one would you try?