My Big Chop Experience
Many of you know of my hair dilemma, for those of you who do not I will explain. A few months ago I decided to dye the bottom half of my hair red and also added in a few red high lights in the front. The idea sounded great and I thought that since I had been dyeing my hair black for a few years now with no damage to my hair, I would be fine. Unfortunately 4 years after having gone natural the dye killed my curls. I no longer had wild, poofy, springy, bouncy curls. What I had was lifeless and limp hair that looked liked it had been processed with a chemical relaxer.
In reading many natural hair blogs, forums and asking natural hair gurus on Twitter I learned that my hair needed to be nursed back to good health with lots of moisture and protein. I did that for a few months but no luck. Then I thought a cut would help so I went to my local super cuts after having cut some hair myself and got a haircut. That did not work either, my hair still wouldn’t curl, my twist would not hold and worst of all it was breaking and falling like crazy.
I was determined to "Big Chop" now more than ever. I was waiting until my birthday weekend to do it, which thinking about it now was the worst idea ever nonetheless I went to Patricia from "Go Natural Caribe" in the Dominican republic as I was there for my birthday weekend. I have to say she is super sweet and very knowledgeable in the area of natural hair. I love the movement she is trying to do in the Dominican Republic, encouraging more women to go natural and embrace their hair.
I asked her to cut off everything that would not curl...
Do I love my new cut? NO! Quite frankly I straight out hate it, it is a lot shorter than I expected it to be but as it grows it will grow on me lol. I am making a huge sacrifice now because I know my hair is going to grow back in big, beautiful and healthy. Unfortunately it is going to be a very long wait but I am willing to wait.... again. It took me 4 years last time let's see how long it will take this time around.
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I'M ALICIA GIBBS
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