BIG CHOP! NOW WHAT? – Black Hair Information

I still remember the night I big chopped like it was yesterday. All my relaxed hair (the only hair I knew) was in my sink. A bald headed girl stared back at me in mirror and confusion set in. I literally looked like a 12 year old and my confidence was in the sink along with my straight hair.

I instantly started wearing loads of makeup and big earrings to soften the blow of having to wear a TWA (teenie weanie afro). However, about a week later, I came to my senses. I had already chopped off my hair, so my focus needed to be on starting my new journey and enjoying it. So, from that day onward, I was a new me. This is what I want for you too so here are some tips for those of you who have recently big chopped.

Enjoy Your Journey.

Before we can talk about hair regimens and products and techniques and all of that, we have to talk about your new journey. You took the plunge and chopped off your relaxed hair. Make this journey about you and only you. A lot of us had confidence with our long relaxed hair (with or without weaves) as it is the only type of hair most of us knew.

So, staring at a completely new head of hair in the mirror can be intimidating. I know; I was once there. Try to find your inner confidence and love what you see in the mirror. Your hair is beautiful and it’s yours. Do not get frustrated; you have a community here at to help you at each stage of your journey.

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  1. Karen
    July 7, 2014 / 11:56 pm

    I agree with everything you have said. It took me a couple of months before I big chopped and I am beyond glad I waited. Now I am just patiently waiting for my hair to grow.

  2. August 23, 2015 / 9:54 pm

    I talk a good game about chopping my bedhead dreds, but I can't seem to edge on beyond that idea. It's almost 9 months of a delay. I'm stronger in life, but not so much around my head of hair as of late.

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