Short Afro Inspiration

Hair and Beauty

Short Afro Heroes

It would be more accurate to say Heroines as opposed to Heroes, but who wants to be perfect?  So what is a Short Afro Hero?  Quite simply, like any hero these people inspire.  Whereas super heroes or mortal heroes are renowned for making sacrifices to save humankind, Short Afro Heroes although exempt from this daily burden, can inspire us to make the necessary hair changes or adopt regimes that can indeed rescue us from the edge.  Think I’m being dramatic?  Then you have never looked in the mirror and wanted to pull your own head off because after years of hair abuse, your hairline decides to take a vacation away from your head. Permanently.

Short Afro Heroes without having to use super powers but by simply wearing their hair short and naturally with pizzazz can force you to take a good hard look at yourself and make the necessary hair and diet changes.  And without further ado:

Let’s start with a fiery bang.

Red Short Afro Hair


Put a ring through it.

short afro hair with nose piercing


Uber Short Hair + Uber Long Legs = Uber Sex Appeal.



Love those lil’ spirals.



So who is your hair hero? It can be a friend, relative, celebrity: who inspires you to take better care of your locks or seduces you into staring endlessly at their manes?

Hair and Beauty

The Beginning Of My Short Natural Afro Journey

Short Afro With Flowr CombLast weekend, for the first time in my life- I went out on a night out with no hair cover up.  No turban, scarf, head wrap, wig and the like.  I was all me.  If you read my blog you will know that this was a very, very, very…B-I-G deal for me- but I did it!  And in the end, it felt so empowering and I got some of my most memorable compliments.

It took me a long time to get here.  I actually did a hair chop in Feb, and it had begun to grow but my daily hot blow drying soon saw my hair take a Dramatic Exit, and in exasperation I went for the Big Chop earlier on this month.

A few things got me to the mental place where I could leave the house with my TWA (Teeny Weeny Afro)- I would love to say that it all came from Inner Confidence, but this would be a lie and not to mention, bull shit.

What got me here was yes my growing confidence (in specific relation to accepting the fact I had a very short cut), plus a particular encounter with a much, much younger guy who in the words of Truth Hurts, (in So Addictive), ‘makes me glow’ plus discovering these sites which feature black girls with short hair- Black Girls With Beautifully Short Hair and Short Hairstyles for Black Women.

These three (or four) factors are helping/helped me overcome my: ‘I look like a Slave/Boy/Housegirl’ complex, and it’s still a work in progress, but all journeys start with a first step, and with these images, I do believe I have taken mine.

Have any of you ever done a really short cut before?  How did you deal with it, how did it make you feel- self-conscious or empowered? Which celebrities do you think fly the Short Hair Flag well?

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