Dear Jane and Jedi I want to go natural and I currently still have relaxed in my hair. I am so scared to do the big chop since I’ve always had hair and would look rather strange without it. Is there a way I can go all the way natural without having to cut all my hair off?
Going natural without the big chop is the longer process since you will still have the relaxed texture in your hair. If you choose to do it this way, you will be trimming off your hair little by little as it grows out. It will be different for you as your hair grow into a new texture that may be more kinky curly as opposed to the straight texture you are used too. With that said, you will soon realize there are many ways to add moisture to your natural hair as the coils emerge from the relaxed hair.
The big chop is the fastest way you can go natural and your coils will emerge faster this way. If you are scared to be a bald eagle, you can rock some wigs and braids. It is evident that Solange Knowles is enjoying those as well. No shame in protective styling!
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