big chop and transitioning
So ladies and gentlemen let's talk about the big chop when I big chopped this was a big change in my life. I was never the same after words in a positive way of course ha ha Ha ha ha so let's get into it. To big chop it is to cut off all permed relaxed hair. Permed, relax same thing! Me personally I chopped off all of my hair off into a buzz cut but everyone do not have to take that route you can also transition this is where you gradually cut off permed ends. I did not want to transition because I did not like the two textures. The key to the big chop is CONFIDENCE!!! You have to own your natural hair. I will say start playing with different earrings and make up if you like. This will really bring your face out and make you feel really good about yourself even though you have short hair now.
Alright so... transition it might be for some but not for all. I would definitely recommend transition if you do not want to part ways with your hair quickly. So there are two ways to transition you can even transition long-term or or you can transition for a short amount of time just to get some length before you big chop. If you are wondering whether you should big chop or transition. I am here to tell you that natural hair is definitely for you you will love the versatility of natural hair you will love not having to put a burning ass perm your hair. With natural hair you can't even add extensions you can do whatever you want the same as having a relaxer in your hair. When transition I would advise to do protective styles because you will have two textures of hair. Such as perm rods, twist outs, bantu knots, braid outs, box braids etc.
PLEASE exercise CAUTION when doing protective styles because I see this so often we get these protective styles and is so tight we pull out edges out and you don't want to have natural hair and you're constantly pulling out your edges is not cute!!!I mean we all have had this situation happen to us before but if we can prevent it we should you know as they say you know better you do better.
When I first big chop I was a literally had a buzz cut I wore a wig for one month and I got so tired of wearing a wig I just felt like you know I didn't like the decision that that I made but as I started to watch more YouTube videos and read more blogs I was able to see that I was not the only one that big chopped and it's perfectly normal to wear your real hair and you are still beautiful with your natural hair. In this society we are made to feel that we should not wear our rear hair out and it is not beautiful but let me tell you sisters your hair is beautiful you are beautiful and you can do any day and accomplish anything you just have to be yourself and love yourself to the fullest. Another tip that I have is to stay away from heat throughout my whole three years of being natural I have literally applied heat to my hair once. Understand that when you are transitioning there will be a demarcation line was a chemical hair verses the natural hair this is normal and there is nothing wrong about that but just be as gentle as possible with your hair.
Set goals ,take pictures ,document your journey because that is exactly what it is it is a journey. You will have ups and downs you will have good days and bad days.You will have the dreaded wash days hahaha but you just have to stick with it because it is more than just an external journey it is also an internal journey as well stay motivated whenever you lose motivation stop by on my blog or vlog ( naturally naturals way) on YouTube. </strong>
XOXO Yours Naturally