When I saw Willow Smith‘s beaded cornrows last month, I was two seconds from making a braiding appointment to get a similar hairstyle (and quite honestly, I am still considering making that appointment). Now she is making me want to big chop again after spotting her adorable teeny weeny Afro (TWA) in a recent selfie.
Smith posted her selfie on Instagram on May 4 using lyrics from Tyler the Creator’s “Dogtooth” as the caption. Her makeup-free skin looked radiant while her short coils stood about an inch or two above her head. Her hair was doing its own thing full of frizz and without a single swoop of baby hairs — it makes me think of “cloud hair,” which is simply Black people’s natural hair texture when it hasn’t been slicked or gelled to oblivion.
You might be too distracted admiring her hair to notice the black fist jutting out from the back of her head. That’s the handle of an Afro pick. Based on how her hair looked, I wouldn’t be shocked if she picked out her hair with the comb right before snapping this selfie.