I’ve Been Sleeping On The Side Part, But I’m Woke Now

4C Tapered TWA with Side Part

I wore a side part religiously when my hair was relaxed. With a swoop bang. That was my go to  style to cover up my big old forehead when I wasn’t wearing a “Chinese bang”. But for some reason I haven’t really been wearing a side part much since I’ve been natural. I mean, I’ve rocked it a few times like here and here. But it hasn’t been a go to look. That may change though.

Tapered TWA with Side Part

Inspired by a style that I did on a recent hair client, I put a side part in my hair this time around and I love it. It’s crazy how this simple addition changed the look of my Tapered TWA and made it even more edgy. I pretty much wear my hair exactly the same week after week. In a simple, coiled tapered ‘fro. But I’m looking to find ways to switch up my hair as I attempt not to cut it for the rest of the year during my Hair Growth Challenge. Even if just a little bit .

4C Tapered TWA with Side Part

I’m not bold enough to cut a part into my hair though. Growing out the area would probably be a pain in the a$$ with the difference in lengths. Although my hair is so thick that you probably wouldn’t be able to tell. To create this style I simply parted my hair with a rat tail comb, and coiled both sides in opposite directions using The Shingling Method. I’ll try to do a tutorial next time. Anyway, I’m actually excited to incorporate side parts into different styles as my hair grows out. Like a Perm Rod Set or Twist Out with a side part. I know my hair is going to look so dope!

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What are your thoughts on the side part? Yay or Nay?


When I’m not hunting down the latest and greatest beauty products, beating a face or lacing a do, you can find me roaming the streets of NYC in my stilettos looking for the next best restaurant. Or in the kitchen trying to outdo myself from the last time.



  1. Kim Ferguson-Judson
    10.26.2019 / 6:47 pm

    I have EXTREMELY EXTREMELY course nappy hair. If there is such a thing I have 75c hair. I say that to stress how very course my hair is. It’s also very thick and dry. I’ve found NOTHING I MEAN NOTHING that will develop a curl pattern. Please help!

    • Erica
      10.27.2019 / 11:24 pm

      Products will not make your hair develop a curl pattern. They can only enhance your natural curl pattern. You need to find a good deep conditioner to moisturize your hair, and a leave in conditioner sealed with oil to lock in the moisture. Then a good coiling jelly or styling gel will help to enhance your natural curl pattern.

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