If you follow Mo Knows Hair then you have probably noticed that she does her friends hair quite often and the lady pictured above has been transitioning for a year now under Mo’s supervision.
In the below video, Mo does her final chop to reveal one years worth of awesome growth and one happy chica. I really find these videos inspiring because for some of us making that final step into big chop land can be a little scary even though we desperately want to be natural and get rid of the relaxer.
I remember my first time feeling my natural hair by itself, no perm in sight, it was a crazy new normal but I was in love with it and I literally played in my hair for that entire night and the next day after. I had a serious case of hand in hair syndrome and I didn’t care one bit. To be honest it felt like the first day I got a perm, you remember that right? Same feeling of excitement but this time I made a better choice.
Are you in the market for a big chop? what is holding you back? Here are three reasons you should big chop now
1. You will retain more length with one texture – Lets face it, transitioning is not easy and by the time you get to a year your hair will start to poof while the relaxed ends will remain heavy and flat making it harder for you to maintain balance. If your hair is starting to suffer with breakage then it is time for you to chop.
2. You keep thinking about it – Girl, stop thinking about it and just do it! If your big chop consumes more of your mind that it ought to then you are ready to just do that thing. Make the appointment and send us a picture showing that thing off when you are done!
3. You wont regret it – After your big chop we guarantee you will not say, “darn I should have waited”. Even with all the anxiety in the world once the chop is done you will already have reconciled it all in your mind.
Check out Mo’s video below:
Olivia Williams says
nah!!! still can’t do it
Venice Williams says
Anyone still transitioning might find this article helpful.
Jesslyn H says
Please direct me to some videos showing product used on 4C hair……..
Deanna Merritt Ross says
Did it 4 years and 4 months ago. Never regretted it!
Theresa Loscocco says
5 years ago I uncertainly did a big chop and ended up LOVING it!! Actually, I’ve been wearing my hair short ever since! I love it, it’s easy to manage, it’s healthy and it’s cute:) I have received many compliments from friends and strangers of all different races who also appreciate the look. In my personal opinion, the big chop is the better way to go than transitioning because in my own experience, the two different textures causes a lot of breakage whenever you try to comb/style your hair. But to each their own! Have a blessed weekend, everybody!!
Yvette Wallace says
The Big Chop is definitely better
Mieshel Jett says
I loved when I big chopped.. now I am going to locs
Theresa Marie Bryant says
In my opinion u should wait until you’re 120% ready. I wish I had waited a little longer so I wouldn’t be obsessing about length retention. But it was a relief to not have to deal with two textures of hair
Saprila Mclean says
No way I’m not cutting off all my hair