Tuesday, August 21, 2012
When will I do the Big Chop?
That is the question I get asked on a regular basis.
When are you going to chop off the relaxed ends, now that you have about 5 inches of new growth?
My respond is usually, "After I have transitioned for 2 years".
Lately, I have been watching a lot of Big Chop videos on Youtube, and not only am I happy for the ladies that took that big leap to the Fully Natural World, I have also come to the realization that I am not ready to take that leap.
Every transitioner goes through a period when they are frustrated with the war between their new growth and the relaxed ends. They experience times where the scissors could as well be their only salvation. At this point, each transitioner needs to look deep within themselves to see if they can continue the journey or bid adieu to the relaxed ends. No one can make that decision for you, but yourself. The important thing to know before making that decision is to equipt yourself with the knowledge of how to maintain your hair after the big chop. You should make sure that you have ample knowledge of how to style your hair on a regular basis.
For me, I know that I am not ready to do the big chop, so, until that time comes, I will continue to gather information and learn about how to care for both my new growth and relaxed ends.
Happy Transitioning, ladies!