Big Chop for Spring? 5 Tips You Need to Know
Spring is upon us and some #BeautySnobs are ready to change up their looks. Could it be time for a big chop? Its the fastest way to jumpstart your natural hair routine; however if you're considering taking this leap, keep these tips in mind:
1. The big chop is a personal experience. You should only big chop on your OWN timetable...no one else's.
2. If you're worried about having short hair...don't. You hair WILL grow back. In the meantime, enjoy this stage and learn to love your hair the way it is. If you want to change up looks sometimes, try wearing the occasional wig.
3. YES...you do need to deep condition your hair. Whether you have half an inch or a few inches of hair after your cut, the best thing you can do is keep things simple with your routine and product use. Moisturize and seal hair regularly to ensure hair and scalp remain healthy. Don't feel the need to add a ton of products to "tame" your TWA (teeny weenie afro). Daily moisturizing with SoVAiN Hair Dew Leave in Conditioner will keep hair soft, conditioned, and prevent product build up.
5. Find a natural hair community and seek help/advice on how to maintain your hair at each stage. Big chop with friends. The point is to not get discouraged. Build a wall of positivity around you so high that it is impenetrable by negative thoughts. The worse thing you can do is to ALWAYS be waiting for the NEXT stage in your hair journey. Enjoy each journey as it comes. And its a little easier if you aren't faced with walking it alone!