The awkward stage can be hard for several reasons
-Your hair is not long enough to bun but is not a twa either
‑You may have liked having a bang/fringe but you cannot style your hair in this way yet
‑You may be bored of wearing a headband and pretty earrings as your go to style
‑You may be tired of wearing a phony puff to mimic a bun
‑You may not like how your hair looks in twists or braids as they may not hang as you would like them to yet
If any of these are your issues, then here are four styles that may help you through this stage:
1. The Afro
Trust me when I say there will come a day when you will remember with great fondness those halcyon days when you could wear an Afro without serious consequences. Most women with long hair will avoid wearing an afro because the shrinkage and associated tangling can be deterimental to longer hair. However, when your hair is shorter, afros do not tend to tangle as much simply because there is less hair to deal with. Enjoy it while it lasts!
2 Flat twist out
If you are not keen on individually twisting out your hair, you can still get a twist out with flat twists. In this particular video, she did not really cleanly part them as she intended to take out the hairstyle the next morning. If you make clean parts, you can pin up the style and wear it for a week or so.
3. Faking it — Stuffed cinnabuns
I am not a fun of added hair but I really liked this particular style because the emphasis was not on the extensions creating the style but rather just adding volume. It is a really neat trick to give some extra oomph when your hair is not yet quite long enough to do it on its own.
4. The twist out
Twist outs are a standard thing for most naturals. It is not really that easy though to get a very defined twist out consistently. I think that this method and particularly her product layering is worth a look. It is all about trial and error! I would also say that if you are tired of seeing your forehead, the way this twist out was done, does create a sort of bang/fringe
Ladies, which one of these styles would you try? Are you going through the awkward stage right now? How are you managing?