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THE BIG CHOP

January 2015, I did what my sisters of “The Natural Hair Community” (If there’s anything like that 🙂 ) call THE BIG CHOP!

Yes, its on capslock because it really is a big deal (well to me it is). Anyhoo, for those who don’t know, The Big Chop is basically chopping off all your relaxed hair. It could be really low like skin-cut or just to a twa (teeny weeny afro) which is basically just lowcut.

Big Chop
LOL. Mine wasn’t that low

Towards the end of 2014, I had already decided i wanted to do something about my hair which wasn’t looking good. It wasn’t growing plus i felt i was getting bald in front because my front-hair kept cutting. So I stopped relaxing and realized that I was “transitioning” (too many terms!)

After looking through natural hair pictures, reading through various hair journeys and doing my “research”, I felt i was ready and so i took the plunge!

Well I wasn’t!

I didnt know what to do with my hair, I didn’t know how to style it and I didn’t have any of those lavish hair products to use. 😦

All i had were these.

Shea Butter
Shea Butter
Olive Oil
Olive Oil
To try and curl my hair
To try and curl my hair

tortoise

With these few things, i started my hair journey!

I eventually got used to the hair. Would just comb it out, apply all i have and go.  LOL

When i got back to school, I had to endure all the:

“Oh you cut your hair!

“What happened?!”

“Why did you cut your hair?”

and i had to explain to them that i wanted my hair to rest from all the fixing and braiding and maybe, just maybe, it might just grow fuller and longer while it is “resting”

I came up with a little regimen that kinda worked (would still come up with something better) and carried on with my lowcut which I have to admit looks good on me 😉

It’s been months now and its safe to say I did notice some improvements. My front hair is out now 🙂 and my hair grew a little!

Yes, it did. A little though but then I’m happy with whatever i get.

I’m about to do some protective styling. Probably twists, kinky (not sure which).

I’m in the mood for some braids 😉

It’s my current obsession.

Well, this was just a recap of my big chop experience and the beginning of my new hair journey

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