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April 2014

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My TWA Routine #tbt

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I clearly remember the shock I experienced on realizing how differently my big chop had turned out. I had dry, coarse hair that I just couldn’t recognise! What happened to the soft, manageable hair from 10 years before – right before I got a relaxer?

I later learned it was a T.W.A- Teeny Weeny Afro; and it needed to be cared for in order to thrive. A couple days ago, I came across a great forum on Curly Nikki where women had shared their TWA Routine. Here’s my TWA routine from nearly two yeas ago: twa_regimen_for_new_naturals

Daily

  • Co-Washing
  • Moisturizing (LOC/LCO with ORS oil moisturizing lotion)
  • Night time twists, coils or braids (3’s) and cover with a satin cap

Weekly /every once in a while

  • Prepoo or Hot oil treatment or Baggy Method to soften and give shine
  • Shampoo / Clarifying to cleanse and reduce product build up
  • Deep Conditioning to soften and moisturize dry brittle hair

Hair Styles

  • Wash n Go (curly) – Dincy’s version
  • Afro (picked out after moisturizing thoroughly)
  • My twistouts at this point were disasters
twa_regimen_kyommz_big_chop

Day after Big Chop

 

My TWA Staple Products

** These are the products that worked for my TWA; they may or may not work on your natural hair. I’ve grouped them up according to their function so you can adjust your products to suit your needs.  

Co-wash: Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing conditioner (paraben free)
Hair Spritz: Aloe Vera Gel/Juice and Water Spritz
Leave-in Conditioner: Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Moisturiser
Moisturizer: DIY Whipped Shea butter mix
Sealants: 100% olive oil or 100% castor oil or 100% jojoba oil or 100% coconut oil
Stylers: Eco Styler Olive Oil Gel or Eco Styler Argan Oil Gel  or DIY Flax Seed Gel
Shampoo: Curls Unleashed Shampoo by Organic Root Stimulator (Sulfate free)
Deep conditioner: DIY (olive oil, honey, and any moisturizing conditioner)
Edge tamer: Organic Root Stimulator Edge Control or any gel

**I am happy to answer any TWA questions in the comments or on our Facebook group.

What is your TWA routine? What do you think of my TWA routine? Anything you would change / keep?

8 Comments

  1. Nini

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