Are You Ready for the Big Chop?

The big chop, being the popular phrase these days, is the act of removing or cutting off all the chemically treated or relaxed hair leaving only the beautiful new growth of natural hair.

Women often encounter many surprises and troubles with their natural hair. It’s either difficult to style or lacks length for versatile trendy hairstyles that are available on the Internet. Adding to the above problem is the misery of dealing with damaged dry and brittle hair due to experiments with styling products and styling procedures. Sometimes the only way out is the big chop!

More and more women are going natural by doing the big chop and starting afresh with new natural and healthy hair. This is an amazing and liberating way to start your healthy natural hair journey!

With a number of different and trendy short natural hairstyles out there, you’ll definitely come to realise how fun and enjoyable your black curls or coils are! Creative short natural hairstyles are expressive and protective enough to bring out the unique texture of your hair.

So if you’re considering the Big Chop, here are a few styles you can have fun with:

1. Bantu knots:

The shorter your hair, the smaller the knots. We absolutely love the look of small Bantu knots! If you want larger Bantu knots, you can easily use extensions to make them bigger. This is a common protective hairstyle and a great way to achieve heatless waves or tight curls. This style is also very versatile as it can be rocked as part of a casual look or a formal or red carpet look!

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2. Tapered natural hairstyles:

This is perfect for women who want short hair with options. The longer hair on the crown gives you the ability to create a look that suits you or your mood. One can even have the hair on the crown braided in order to create a different look. This style looks amazing with extremely short hair as well.


3. Twist out:

Try smaller twists to create a stunning textured look. You can do this style on almost any hair length. These take any extra volume under control and can be worn loose or in an elegant up-do, depending on the look you’d like to achieve.

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4. Wash & go:

One of the most beautiful things about short hair is that it takes so much less time to style compared to long hair. Enjoy this unique phase of your natural hair journey by rocking your curl pattern with just a wash n go!

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Lerato Moyo
Lerato Moyo

Hair Editor

Lerato Moyo is a wife and mom of four with a financial and marketing qualification and corporate background. She is also an Image Consultant and the Founder of Ithate Image Consulting. Lerato was a Mrs South Africa Finalist in 2017, and is currently a Follicle Inc. Brand Ambassador. Her passion is coaching women through the journey of loving themselves, uncovering and maintaining their new confidence and empowered version.

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