Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Nappy Miranda Rights

I have a right to remain tightly coiled up.

Any method you use to fight my natural design can and will be used against you when it comes to length retention.

I have a right to rise up instead of laying down.

If I'm not allowed to rise up, any fluctuation in the level of humidity where I am will help me to rise up.

I can exercise these rights at any time and stay the same frizzy length year after year.

If what you've always known to do hasn't been working for you, why not try something different?


  1. I wanted to ask you a question, but don't see a way to contact, here goes! My 2 and a half AA daughter's 4a hair is but 1.5-2" long and I struggle with how to protect it so it can have protection to grow. Do I leave it in a TWA and keep it moisturized or go another route? Thanks! Love your site!

  2. The TWA is a great protective style as long as you aren't trying to detangle it daily (finger detangle when you rinse is ample). Do keep it moist as you said--water and seal with an oil or butter. If her hair feels crunchy you may need to try a different oil. Olive oil, castor oil, sweet almond oil and jojoba are some favorites. In the winter keep her hair covered when she's outside. You may need to seal with a heavier oil or hair butter (shea butter).

  3. Thank you so much! I will fight the urge to twist and puff until it gets longer.