Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The BIG chop: what to expect

Hey Ladies!!

I was on twitter and I asked my followers what should I write about that pertains to natural hair and my Sistar @Hunnidthaire said I should blog about what to expect and what not to expect after your big chop in regards to the texture of you’re hair. You hair texture will surprise you after you big chop! I was so fascinated with it I couldn’t keep my hand out of my hair. When I first did my big chop my hair just kind of coiled up, it was dry and I wasn’t sure on how to deal with it.

A lot of newbie naturals see how other people’s hair looks really nice; some of them have hair that is coily, kinky or curly. The curlier hair textures are loved by a lot of people and some have the expectation that they’re hair will be curly too, but boo let me tell you it’s not always true. Growing up I had a looser curl pattern but after having a perm for many years I have a tighter texture now. So, here is a list of things you should expect and shouldn’t expect after your big chop.

What not to expect:
Your hair to be really curly unless you were born with that type of hair
It will be completely manageable
Your curl pattern will be defined
Your hair will like the same products you’ve always used
Everybody is going to like you’re hair

What to expect:
Your curl pattern will change as it grows
You will not be able to stop touching your hair
That you will have to fall in love with your hair
Prepare to change some products
Prepare to learn a lesson in moisture

This post is just a FYI type of deal I could go deeper but I don’t have the time right now but I will go in on the whole first six months of being completely natural.

Nappturally yours,



Anonymous said...

This is a great article about what to expect. All of that about not keeping your hands out of your head is so true!! I just chopped on April 2nd. Question: I've read a lot that the curl pattern changes as it grows, what does that mean exactly? Does it get tighter, looser? What?

MoZaic said...

congrats on your big chop!!! Well, as far as your hair texture goes it does change as it grows. It may be looser or tighter it all depends on your DNA. I'm sure there are some who wish they could determine the type of curl pattern they would like but we don't have that choice. As your hair grows & the curl pattern changes so will the way your hair reacts to different products too. Good luck on your Natural hair journey

Nappturally Yours,