Before I did the big chop, my hair was pretty damaged, and some of the hair products I purchased to repair and restore my hair wasn’t just working for me. Frustrated, I began surfing the internet for alternate solutions and stumbled upon the “big chop”.
So, I went to a stylist to get the chop done. After telling him I wanted a TWA (Teeny Weeny Afro), I waited for my turn. A big chop involves cutting relaxed hair off and growing your hair without chemically altering the texture of your hair.
A few seconds later, I heard the blades of the scissors snipping against each other and the clipper buzzing, and I watched as my hair fell. Finally, the stylist recommended a few products and some hair styling tips. For the first time in a long time, I felt the wind on my scalp, and it felt great. My hair is over twelve months old and still counting, and my natural hair journey has been enlightening and fun.
See also: 7 Things to Note Before Transitioning to Natural Hair