The word ‘taper’ means a gradual diminution in the thickness of an elongated object so that the ends of the object are thinner or narrower than the top.
Exactly one week after I scissored my hair, I made for the barbershop to get a more stylish cut. I know say my shakara don too much but a gal gotta do what a gal gotta do (in Mercy Johnson’s voice).
So moving on to the taper level, I personally do not always feel too good with conventional everyday stunts and I believe that a little tweak to a TWA might just be all that is needed to give one that ‘away from the crowd’ look.
Also, you need to consider your head and face shapes to enable you opt for a style that would suit you. A taper cut that would accentuate the contours and angles of your face can leave you looking more gorgeous and feeling a lot more confident than just a normal low cut.
If you feel the need to funk up your tapered hair (whether TWA or big fro), do not hesitate to add a little bit of color if you so desire.
Normally your hair should come out as a regular Afro when your barber gets done, after which you can now style as you choose.
Below are a few tapered natural hair cuts but keep in mind that they were styled after the hair had been tapered. Enjoy the view and let me know if there is/are any you would love to try.