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Old 06-28-2011, 11:00 AM
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Default Styling 3-4 inches of Natural 4b hair

I am due to big chop in August and I am a bit of a slow grower. by my estimation by August I will have about 4 inches of growth. (based on my hair now.)

How are you ladies styling your hair at this length? How did twist outs look? rollersets, braid outs, fros..

and I would love if you could post pictures or direct me to some pictures..
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:20 AM
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Default Re: Styling 3-4 inches of Natural 4b hair

Didnt do anything more than a scruff and go at that point. Kept a feminine barbered line-up/dencent shape...Put gel in it some days for the defined curly look, that was about it.



I really dislike headbands& a "puff" that cannot make a pony tail pushed back looks silly to me, so I just kept it framing the face.
*that is not me-didnt even know how to do makeup when I had a twa LOL*

Oh then I started doing a bantuknot when it was slightly longer, like the Lauren Hill:
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:23 AM
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Default Re: Styling 3-4 inches of Natural 4b hair

Here are a couple of pics of short 4b hairstyles





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Default Re: Styling 3-4 inches of Natural 4b hair

you can do twists twistouts, bantu knots, finger coils, etc...

i hope someone chimes in with some pictures
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Default Re: Styling 3-4 inches of Natural 4b hair

Here's one I used to do when my hair was around 3 - 4 inches

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^^I need that hairband in my life. Where do y'all get them from @lovenharmony @MyAngelEyez~C~U?

@Itgirl, when my hair was almost 3 inches, I just wore puffs mainly:







When my hair was a little longer, I wore mini-twists which I'd wash and let them drip dry to get them to hang down and look like locs for when I was just chilling at home:


To go out, I'd put rollers on damp twists and let them airdry and set, and wear what my hubby christened the tarantula do (He hated it, but I LOVED it! )
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Didnt do anything more than a scruff and go at that point. Kept a feminine barbered line-up/dencent shape...Put gel in it some days for the defined curly look, that was about it.



I really dislike headbands& a "puff" that cannot make a pony tail pushed back looks silly to me, so I just kept it framing the face.
*that is not me-didnt even know how to do makeup when I had a twa LOL*

Oh then I started doing a bantuknot when it was slightly longer, like the Lauren Hill:
The first pic is of a girl I went to Secondary school with... lol she was a couple years behind me though
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@lovenharmony

what type of styles are those? are they twistouts ..

I ask because they don't seem like 4b's
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My twist out:






braid outs:


other styles:


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^^I need that hairband in my life. Where do y'all get them from @lovenharmony @MyAngelEyez~C~U?

@Itgirl, when my hair was almost 3 inches, I just wore puffs mainly:







When my hair was a little longer, I wore mini-twists which I'd wash and let them drip dry to get them to hang down and look like locs for when I was just chilling at home:


To go out, I'd put rollers on damp twists and let them airdry and set, and wear what my hubby christened the tarantula do (He hated it, but I LOVED it! )
@Nonie, I got that headband at my local BSS. It costs ony 1 - 2 dollors!
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@lovenharmony

what type of styles are those? are they twistouts ..

I ask because they don't seem like 4b's
Most are twistouts on what appears to be 4b hair. My hair is not 4b, but I wanted to include a hairstyle I did that most can do with 3 to 4 inches of hair. Headbands and other cute accessories can get you though the short phase of hair lengths .
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Default Re: Styling 3-4 inches of Natural 4b hair

Check out my fotki, months 3-6 for ideas. Mainly twists with occasional twist-outs and puffs.
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@Nonie, I usually get mine at Walmart, Walgreens, or K-Mart, or my local drugstore.
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Default Re: Styling 3-4 inches of Natural 4b hair

Sometimes I wear just a braid or twist out in a puff, updo, or out. I experimented today with a side puff updo with a flower just to see what it would look like. I think I like it!
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i mostly do twist outs/braid outs, and the occasional puff







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Check out rimblu4 on YouTube I don't really like her or her videos but she did a lot with her very short hair and gave me a lot of styling ideas when I wasn't in braids


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i mostly do twist outs/braid outs, and the occasional puff







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This blog has a lot of style for shorter lengths: http://kinkycurlycoilyme.com/
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I mostly did bantu knots and twist outs. I did some creative things too like finger coils or I would do individual braids then roll them on tiny rods. That's a really cute, braided curly style.
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