Teeny Weeny Afros & More: Celebrity Women Who Have Done the Big Chop

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March 15, 2012 ‐ By madamenoire

By Angela Thomas

Source: curlynikki.com

The TWA (teeny weeny afro) has been around for ages and has been worn by neo-soul singers like Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, and India Arie. But now there are a new crop of celebrities who are choosing this style. Whether it is a personal form of expression, a result of damage, or just a new look, more and more celebrity women are deciding to ditch their weaves in favor of their natural hair. Here are six celebrities who boldly chose to chop it all off and/or expose us to their inspiring TWAs.

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  • MyTwoCentz

    Over the years, I have rocked a lot of different hairstyles, short, medium, long, curly wavy and straight.  I move with the trends as most do.  That being said, it has nothing to do with pride in self, culture or needing to know who I am, or any of that other crap being spewed .  I am always well groomed from head to toe. 

  • koiceko

    Not feeling Solange, Raven Simon, think they better with the longer hair Bre looks ok but prefered her with the longer her too… the other were kool

  • Mspolished

    I don’t understand why the natural styles are ‘in’. As far as I’m concerned, they were never ‘out’. This is the way our hair is-curly, wavy, kinky, and BEAUTIFUL. When my hair grows out, it grows into a ‘fro. AND?

  • tastythoughts

    i got a mid size fro, but im about to chop mine off again…bre is so right..when u cut your hair off its like a freedom…its not like you weren’t being yourself with permed hair…or even long hair…its just that even now with natural hair being the seemingly “in” thing to do its still lodged in our brain that its not beautiful to be nappy or bald. kudos to all my nappy headed sisters!!!!!

  • Marshamays

    I did the big chop 11 years ago. About to fo it again. Loving the ftredom!

  • Marshamays

    I did the big chop 11 years ago. About to fo it again. Loving the ftredom!

  • Ieshaa34

    I recently went from locks all the way down my back to a very short Chrisette Michelle look….5 yrs of growing my locks & CHOP! But I love it-I feel free!

  • Ieshaa34

    I recently went from locks all the way down my back to a very short Chrisette Michelle look….5 yrs of growing my locks & CHOP! But I love it-I feel free!

  • Lisa

    they are all beautiful

  • Lisa

    they are all beautiful

  • LisaLuvless

    Willow is rocking her bald head not by choice but because of all the styling and perm. When she was rocking the mohawk,shaved sides you can clearly see the hair on the top was damaged. I understand the start over process,hopefully her hairstylist will be smarter this time around. Willow has some alright curly hair,stop being force ripe and do the cute lil girl styles for a while you have all your life to be bald.

    To all the girls who had the hair permed from 4 and been styling their own her since 6 Good for you,do you still have hair and edges now? Probably not.
    Maybe because I wasn’t born in the 50-70’s I haven’t seen any girls,especially in school days, rock a cropped baby fro as a hairstyle. The few that ever did was because that’s all the hair they were capable of growing and punishment..never a hairstyle.

    • Sasha

      You need to reread and edit your writing before you hit “send”. Dummy!

  • LisaLuvless

    Willow is rocking her bald head not by choice but because of all the styling and perm. When she was rocking the mohawk,shaved sides you can clearly see the hair on the top was damaged. I understand the start over process,hopefully her hairstylist will be smarter this time around. Willow has some alright curly hair,stop being force ripe and do the cute lil girl styles for a while you have all your life to be bald.

    To all the girls who had the hair permed from 4 and been styling their own her since 6 Good for you,do you still have hair and edges now? Probably not.
    Maybe because I wasn’t born in the 50-70’s I haven’t seen any girls,especially in school days, rock a cropped baby fro as a hairstyle. The few that ever did was because that’s all the hair they were capable of growing and punishment..never a hairstyle.

  • Pfeiffer87

    I’m sick of everyone saying Willow Smith is ‘too young’ to have her hair chopped off. A cropped fro is a hairstyle black women and girls have been rockin since Adam and Eve. Get over it.

  • Pfeiffer87

    I’m sick of everyone saying Willow Smith is ‘too young’ to have her hair chopped off. A cropped fro is a hairstyle black women and girls have been rockin since Adam and Eve. Get over it.