Embracing the New You: My Big Chop Journey
Many women are starting to go natural and the two options that they have are to transition with protective styles or do "the big chop". "The Big Chop": cutting off all your relaxed or permed hair thus starting over with your natural hair; beginning your natural hair journey. While it may seem daunting to chop off all of your hair, there are actually many benefits to doing so.
Firstly, "the big chop" allows you to start fresh with healthy hair. Many people who choose to do "the big chop" have damaged or chemically processed hair that is in need of a reset. By cutting off all of the damaged hair, you can begin to grow healthy, natural hair that is free from damage and chemicals.
Additionally, "the big chop" can be a liberating experience. Many people who have done "the big chop" report feeling a sense of freedom and empowerment. Without hair to hide behind, you may find that you are more confident and comfortable in your own skin.
Finally, "the big chop" can be a great way to experiment with new hairstyles. Normally someone does the big chop when they want to rid themselves of relaxed ends but lately, women have been cutting their hair for expression and to simply have a short style. With short hair, you can try out different styles and looks that you may not have been able to do with longer hair. This can be a fun and exciting way to express yourself and try new things.
Overall, "the big chop" may seem scary at first, but it can be a positive and transformative experience that ultimately leads to healthier hair and increased self-confidence. So, start fresh and grow your hair while having the chance to get familiar with your texture and style.
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