- I did the big chop after 9 months of transitioning and that was the best thing I ever could have done. My hair is about 1 1/2" long and I am loving it. One of my go to styles is two strand twist-out. I love it and some people like it and some don't. But oh well, as long as I am happy.
- well I transitioned for an year did the bc on 12/15 and came to work and got the looks but I got past that and had to let ppls know this is my head ur opinion means nothing......period rocking my twa.
- —Guest chrissy
my big chop
- After a relaxer gone wrong I stopped getting relaxer then big chopped after nine months. The problem is my hair has barely grown in the damaged areas around my nape and edges. I need help.
- —Guest nei
The Big Chop is No Big Deal
- It's been three years since I BC'd. I got laughed at and stared at. Sure. But, now that I shoulder length locs, I get stares of envy. Just remember that your hair will grow back.
- —Guest Texan
- I transitioned for exactly 9 months and I became tired quick. I was having to sleep in hair rollers every night just to maintain a decent hair style during the night. My mom and I completed my big chop 2weeks ago. I love it, but some people do not. I found myself explaining why I cut MY hair. As of last night I began to rock my chop with confidence and professional attitude. I am planning to allow my hair to grow out. I love the short time management. I am a single parent of 4 boys and I still have guys wanting my number....So if you're thinking about it. Read some books about being natural and be free of the creamy- crack!!!
- My hair was always short but I cut it all off and I started my natural journey since May of 2012. I can say it has been a long road and you have to find what works for your hair what works for someone else may not work for you. Since May I was going to the barber getting trimmed but i stopped going to the barber back in August and my hair has been growing; it may not look like it is growing but it is. We must be patient with our hair and it will grow.
- —Guest Angela
- Im 12 and I have badly damaged hair and tiny edges I wanna have a bc but I'm scared I'll look like a boy and being flat doesn't help ....my hair is really short and I wanna start afresh or else I'll Become bald but I'm scared I'll look bad and [kids] in my year can be cruel. HELP (btw my mum doesn't know this, how do I ask her?) bt I really want a bc
- —Guest Rdiva
Big chop nightmare
- I big chopped at the end of July and now in October my hair's growing but one spot at the crown of my head and I had my second big chop end of October and now a month later the spot is not growing. Been to the dermatologist and use natural oils to no avail. My dermatologist said it is caused by stress which I am not aware of!
- —Guest Tumi
- February 2011-- rock a short style, relaxed with curls on top, no hair on the back. November 2011-February 2012 -- no relaxer...I wanted to be natural but the stuff that grows after a relaxer is so hard. March 2012 --- got a relaxer by May 2012 started braiding. Braided hair until November 27, 2012---lots of natural hair. Not wanting to sacrifice the length of my hair by cutting off the relaxed part, I opted for a texture softener by Africa's Best; the one for kids; little did I know it was a form of relaxer. To my horror, I could not tell the difference between my relaxed hair and my new growth. All night I could not sleep. I got up early the next morning hoping that the morning light would tell a different story, but it was still the same. I looked at my hair, all these months of transitioning down the drain. I was both disappointed and mad. I went to the bathroom got a pair of scissors and chopped away. My head looked all patched up, but I felt free; the barber did the rest.
- —Guest peaches
- I'm 14 and have been relaxing my hair since I was 7. I'm really tired of having 2/3 of my hair straight while the roots are curly but I'm afraid of what everyone will say about me since I'm already boyish. I really don't care much for what they think but I don't want to be mistaken for a boy. :( any advice?
- —Guest Kim1598
how I feel 5 months later
- I am bold and like being different so I cut my hair to a fade. I am 14 and I big chopped on June 22,2012. I was happy to do the big chop at first but 5 months later I hate it; well hate is a strong word but I started to slowly grow apart from it, I started to feel ugly but not to where I would cry. I couldn't do nothing with it and my ma owns my hair and I'm not putting up with her yelling but I only had 2 hairstyles since I had my hair cut. I can't do nothing with this hair, the middle of my head is 3 inches long, the sides are 1 1/2 inches long and the back is around 2 inches, it's short and I'm waiting for my mom to do yarn braids (genie braids) but my hair in my opinion is growing too slow compared to men and women on YouTube and that can be very discouraging and sometimes embarrassing when you see how much their hair grew more than yours and I still don't know my hair type but I'm going to stick through being natural. Stay strong, other peeps. Good luck.
- —Guest natural Lexi
- I cut my relaxed hair off in June of 2011 with my mom's help. I felt like I was ready to be free of the relaxers because I saw my sister going natural, it made me wanna do it too. So I got up one morning and told my mom I was ready to cut the straight hair off she was like, are you sure that's what you want? I said yes, so she got the scissors and started cutting. After she got done I went to look in the mirror and I felt as if I was a boy. I really hated it at first, then it started growing. Now I love my natural hair and wouldn't change it for anything
- —Guest Candice Crawford
- I have worn a boy cut for about a year. Love it, I felt as if I was on top of the world like I could have conquered anything. It kinda made me feel somewhat exotic.But I am now growing it. I have been growing my hair out now for about 3-4 months I like it. Sometimes I feel like as if it calm that exotic feeling that I was liking but I'm going to see how it goes from here on out. Keep y'all posted.
- —Guest I_AmGloBal
- I did the big chop in July 2012 and love it. I have shoulder length hair and don't miss it at all. Mom was mad, sister, husband was ok with it but I love it. All I can say is that God knew what He was doing in the beginning with our hair being natural. I love the texture; I have a couple but that shows my uniqueness. I have no desire to go back. No rollers, hair dryers, and no scalp burn. What is there to be missed?
- —Guest guest mc
One of the best decisions I've ever made
- I'd been contemplating for 3 yrs whether or not to bc. I tried growing out the perm, but my hair kept breaking badly. Last night, I told my beautician to do the bc. I was so glad he did it. I feel confident, sexy, and liberated.
- —Guest Cassidy