Every month I write a feature on Transition Movement.com.
When it comes to transitioning to natural hair its not easy and its not for everyone so I say BIG CHOP!!! I’m not just saying that because I did it. But I kinda am!!! It will grow back.
Read The 3 Reasons You Should Big Chop
I did a kind of transition chop. I stopped perming my hair in February and every month after that I asked my fabulous hairstylist to give me a shorter cut; as my natural hair was growing out, my relaxed hair was going away. Finally in June I had enough natural hair not to be bald, and I cut off all the rest of my relaxed hair. And IT FELT GREAT! I only had about an inch of hair to start with, but it was a freeing experience to do simple things, like feel the sun on my scalp!
Love that idea!!
BC was the best option for me when I started transitioning. For a while I rocked the bantu, twists out or just a really big afro puff after removing my protective styles but it became more difficult because I basically had two different hair textures (natural growth and the relaxed hair). One day I woke up and my landlady at the time used to be a hairstylist, so I enlisted her and just cut it all off.
Sidora Sabi says
Thank you!! because that’s exactly what I did , woke up an chop off all the perm hair I was trying to hold on to. I feel so good & free , I m loking forway to this journey of being natural .