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.