Transitioning 101 – Mini Chop Pixie Cut Tutorial

Transitioning 101 - Mini Chop Pixie Cut Tutorial

When transitioning to natural hair there are a few alternatives to doing your typical big chop, to be honest wearing a semi bald head might not be for everyone, so some of us prefer to explore alternatives to getting to natural faster.

We discovered the above mini chop pixie tutorial on YouTube by naturalhairnskincare which involves quite an extensive cut, but done in a manner that leaves some length at the top of the hair for styling purposes.

There are a few benefits to doing a mini chop instead of a full on ‘big chop’:

► You get to enjoy a cute styles – Its not often in our journeys to long hair that we get to enjoy a cute short hair cut and a mini chop allows you the freedom to do just that. You do not have to do a pixie cut, you can try other cuts that suits you taste as long as you leave enough length to play with.

It prepares you for the in-between stage – You will hear many naturals talk about that in-between stage, when the hair is too short to do long hairstyles but too long to do the things you could do if your hair was very short.

When you do a mini chop, maintaining the style will be almost the same as maintaining your hair in the in-between stage. Trust me when I tell you the in-between stage goes by very quickly, especially after a big chop, in no time you will have real length to play with.


The pixie cut is a great blending style – When you are transitioning, blending your relaxed hair and natural hair is one of your top priorities and in the demonstration the stylist uses perm rods to create the curls on top and finger coils to create the curls around the sides.

Purchase tools such as perm rods and flexi rods that give your hair a uniformed look and have fun with styling. Chances are that you will use them throughout your natural journey anyway.

Check out the video on youtube, maybe a cut like this one will work for you.

Originally posted 2014-01-21 20:00:17.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

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Comments

    1. Calie Cal
      Calie Cal

      Courtni Mia Gist Yes, that’s the same person. Just finished watching the video. Really nice style.

  1. Christy Alex

    I love this cut! I did the same before cutting it all off. Although my pixie didn’t last for long with me because I had a lot of natural hair that kept swelling.

  2. Wanda Brayboy
    Wanda Brayboy

    This is a wonderful video. I liked the part where the stylist used a comb to create the coils. However, what tips do you have for someone like me with fine/soft, thinning hair (on the top)?

  3. Sarah

    Beautiful style. I have been wanting to us my perm rods, think i will try a version of this.

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