My friend and hairstylist at the time, Anthony Dickey (founder of “Hair Rules” products – https://www.hairrules.com) did my first “Big Chop”. Let me just say that it was a traumatic experience for me. I had recently gotten my contract with Maybelline & was terrified that they wouldn’t like my natural hair or even worse, cancel my contract because I now looked different than how they hired me. Dickey had witnessed the stress my scalp/hair was going through and was just a bit too happy to cut it all off. I love him and understand that he was doing what was best for me and my hair, but I wasn’t as “hair evolved” as I am now, so it was really hard for me to handle. I cried the entire time I was in his chair. Fast forward a few months and my BC had grown in a bit and what did I do? I relaxed it again. I can be stubborn sometimes. You can guess what happened? It broke again and this time with a vengeance. Needless to say, I learned my lesson and did not relax my hair again…..until about 4 years ago. I told you that I was stubborn. Again, my hair had grown into this amazingly healthy big fro and I wanted to see how much length I had. So much to the dismay of my then (and still) friend and hairstylist, Felicia Leatherwood of “Loving Your Hair With Natural Care” (https://www.facebook.com/LovingYourHair), I relaxed my hair AGAIN! I don’t even have to tell you what happened. Let’s just say that this lady will NOT be relaxing her hair ever again.