How to Transition to Natural Hair Week- The Dreaded Big Chop!

transition to natural hair

transition to natural hair
This week I am going to be featuring a series of YouTube videos that helped my transition to natural hair. My natural hair journey wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be, and I really think that was because of the many YouTube videos that I watched every night. I have been natural for two years now, and I finally big chopped about one year and change into my journey. I know for some that may seem like an eternity when you are used to having relaxed hair. I hope this video series helps on your own natural hair journey.


I big chopped in my bathroom about a year into my second natural hair journey. I was tired of the two textures. It wasn’t difficult for me to maintain them, I just was tired of seeing two different textures in my hair. I was nervous, but more comfortable than I thought I would be because I was used to cutting wigs. I also got inspired by BridezillaMartina‘s video. It was very powerful and informative. If you don’t feel comfortable with your cutting skills, please big chop at your local beauty salon. I will say it was a very freeing experience cutting my own hair off.

I did my big chop while my hair was freshly washed. That is the easiest way to see the two different textures. I was satisfied with the results. One side was just a tad bit shorter than the other, but it wasn’t even noticeable. Again…I must stress this. If you are not sure how to do this or don’t know how to cut hair, GO TO THE SALON!!! Also be prepared for the shock of your life. Depending on how long you have been transitioning, your hair might be super short, super long, or anywhere in between. Trust me on this though. No matter what length you think your hair is, the shrinkage is real, and the results of your big chop will always be much shorter…much, much shorter than you imagined. If you have been using rod sets or Curlformers throughout your journey like I did, the short length might not shock you as much. Anyway good luck with your transition to natural hair. If you would like to see a series on hair products and natural items that I used to care for my hair during my transition let me know below. Check out BridezillaMartina‘s channel and subscribe to her videos.

Other Posts In This Series:
The Beloved Perm Rod Set
Curlformers Gave Me Life
The Easy Peasy Marley Hair Bun
The Glorious Beshe Drew Wig

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