Natural Hair Confession: The Big Chop

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I’ve been asked a thousand and three times about my natural hair journey and what transitioning method I chose. I don’t mind talking about it at all … in fact, I enjoy inspiring others to go natural as well as listening to why they chose to go natural.

I’ve been natural since roughly June 2010 (I wish I kept track of the exact date, but oh well). My hair stylist Stephanie was actually the person who convinced me to end my routine relaxers and grow my natural hair out. I had a bob at the time, and being the impatient gal that I am lol I made the decision to get a weave to help the transition process go a little smoother. After I took my weave out the first week of January 2011, I had sooo much new growth, and came prepared to the salon with a picture of how I wanted my new hair style to look.

Instead of keeping my length, I decided to go for the “Big Chop” and rock a fresh pixie cut that had about an inch of relaxer on the tips of my hair. Other than that … I was officially natural!

What I love most about my natural cut, is that it’s versatile to wear both curly and straight. Stephanie and I agreed that I should be able to wear my hair both ways so I wouldn’t get bored with one look. To this day, I’ve had black, blonde, and now a multi-toned look of reds, browns, and blonde color in my hair & I’ve LOVED every look 🙂

My hair is healthier, it’s able to hold color, and I absolutely love the versatility. I’ve been told when I wear it curly, I look more fun & free (and also like Kelis) lol, and that when it’s straight, I look more sophisticated and “business like” lol. Hey, I’ll take both 😉

Here are 2 pictures of me, one with my hair curly & one with it straight ♥ ♥ 

Are you deciding whether or not to go natural? Are you in the transitioning phase? Let’s talk, this is the time for questions & comments 🙂 

2 Responses
  • KrisShannon Rasbury
    February 18, 2014

    Hi! Let me just say I love your freedom! I wanted to know if you would be willing to share a couple of pictures of your cut? This is my 2 BC after my first 3 years ago. I have always been natural with really big hairl. I shaved my head to support my mom while she was going through stage 4 cancer. I cut it for a great cause the first go round but was very self conscious and didn’t enjoy my short style. Now I am doing it again at 33 being free setting my mark without expectations of what I should have or what wouldmake me appear beautiful. I look forward to more conversation and inspirationfrom you.

    Smooches!
    KrisShannon

    • admin
      April 14, 2014

      Hi! There are sooooo many photos of my hair from the front back and side. I don’t really like to make too many of those kinds of posts because I’ve talked about it so much and over time my hair evolves and just takes to a natural shape that it grows into. That’s awesome that you cut your hair in support of your Mom, I’m sure she appreciated that. Thanks so much for all the support xoxo!

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