Now you've got your basic tools, you can begin to style your baby fro. Contrary to popular belief and depending on how short your baby fro is, there are a few things you could do to change up your look. Nothing drastic, as of course you need length for more drama but enough options for you to not feel like you're in a rut until your TWA (teeny weeny afro) graduates to something bigger. Here are some of the styling options I rocked:
1 - 2 Inches / 2.5 - 5 cm
2 - 4 Inches / 5 - 10 cm
4 - 6 Inches / 10 - 15 cm
Word around the internet is if your hair's past the 6 inches / 15 cm mark, then you're no longer in the TWA stage. And with this, don't be surprised if your hair begins to reject some of your old faithful practices and products. It took me a good 3 months or so to realise that my fro wasn't a baby anymore and needed different attention. Don't get me wrong, that change may happen during the TWA stage, for example my hair at 3 inches started matting at night if I didn't braid or twist it in the evenings so that had to be incorporated into my routine. Wash and go's were also out the window. But once you're no longer at TWA, more things are probably to come. For example washing hair in sections and buying products more frequently because your hair's gotten longer...
All part of growing up right? ;)