Did your curls change after the Big Chop?

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I will be Big Chopping on Sunday and I wanted to know if I should expect my curls to curl up more after the perm ends are cut or will they pretty much look like they do now? I ask this because the curls that I'm finding in my head are more wavy and pen size curls than the coily spiral like curls I thought I was going to have because my hair around the hairline is small curls and the curls in my head are not that curly. Although close to the back they are like a pen size spiral but not springy though. I'm excited about the Big Chop but I'm wondering how to take care of more than one hair type. Here is a pic of a curl on close to the front of my head and the ones in the back are that size but a little more curly. Does anyone have this curl pattern and if so any advice as to what hair type it could be? Thanks ladies! I'm so ready to get the BC!

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3c/4a Hair
Last Relaxer: April 25, 2009
BC: December 20, 2009 right at almost 8 months!
Getting 2nd BC for my 5 yr anniversary
Your relaxed ends are weighing down the new growth which explains the wavy appearance. The curls won't change but they will shrink up.
I think your hair is 4a, but I also think that you won't be able to see until after that hair comes off. You really just don't know.

I think the biggest thing to keep in mind after the big chop is that the hair will grow back. The shock of having short-non straight hair was the biggest shock to me.

I noticed change after my neccessary big chop but it had more to do with cutting off damaged hair than anything. What i notice is very interesting is how my curls change as my hair grows. I say after you chop pay careful attention to your hair; i highly reccommend the CG method and watch how it changes. Happying Chopping!
"We Live From the Head Down and Not the Feet Up" ~Donnie
I didn't know that the permed ends can way down the curls. So I guess I will see once I BC my head. Thanks ladies!
3c/4a Hair
Last Relaxer: April 25, 2009
BC: December 20, 2009 right at almost 8 months!
Getting 2nd BC for my 5 yr anniversary
My curls did change after the BC. They got clumpier and tighter, especially the ends - in a good way. Today they are more tight wave than curl; the ends curl if I brush them (soaking wet with conditioner). Here are comparison photos: 2-months after my final chop and a few months ago.

12/2006


11/2009


Length and hydration has loosened them up a bit,and I no longer color. Other than that it's the same hair.
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I wouldn't say they "change" per say. I think they just become heavier. The more hair ya grow, the more weighed down its going to become and the more it stretches out.

Mine most certainly did, and this was way after my "BC" over the next couple of months my curls got a lil tighter...now that is getting longer its beginning to change again ,some areas are loosing the spiral and turning into wave...






NikÚ (Nee-Kay)

My world of curls
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Leave-in/Moisturizer: Giovanni Direct Leave in
Sealants:EVOO, JBCO, Crisco
DC:Matrix Condtioning Balm,Giovanni SAS,Honey, Glycerin
Shampoo:Dr.Bronner's Castile soap bar
Styler: Flaxseed,DM Miracurl, SheaMoist Smoothie, OYH S&D
Mine most certainly did, and this was way after my "BC" over the next couple of months my curls got a lil tighter...now that is getting longer its beginning to change again ,some areas are loosing the spiral and turning into wave...






Originally Posted by NaturallyNikÚ
Do you know i e-maild u a LOOOONG time ago?

NaturallyNike, your hair is gorgeous.

Regarding the OP's question, I have found that after the BC, my curls tightened. Now as they're getting longer, they hang more and are a bit looser.
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Last Relaxer: July 31st, 2008
BC: 14th August, 2009
Favourite Product Line: None at the moment
HGs: Amla, brahmi, maka, neem, hibiscus and fenugreek powders.

My curls did change, and years later they are still changing. After the BC, I didn't have any curls for a month. It took a lot of conditioning and wash and go's for my initial curls to show up. Now, the longer they get, the looser they become.
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Oh, I didn't know this. Suburbanbushbabe, your hair changed by far. This is good to know since I'm still transitioning and i wont be too surprised
My hair changed, my curls tightened up after a while.
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Shampoos: Ion Hard Water Shampoo
Conditioners: Curl Junkie
Stylers: As I Am Smoothing Gel, Jane Carter Incredible Curls, Camille Rose Almond Jai Twisting Butter, Hairveda Whipped Gelly
Moisturizers: Camille Rose Moisture Milk, Camille Rose Fresh Curl
Leave-Ins: KBB Sweet Ambrosia
Pomades: Hairveda Almond Glaze
Suburbanbushbabe you hair looks soooo SOFT... i love it
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Ended Transition: March 2010
Transitioned for: 2 years




my hair changed loads.. to look back at my bc pics looks like another persons head of hair compared to now..

I don't think it was just down to length, I think my hair was in shock and didn't know what to do
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My curls changed a lot.

Immediately after the BC I didn't really have curls at all, lol. My hair was just a little fro.

After I started using the right products and my hair was used to not having the relaxed ends on them.. my hair started to curl. It shriveled up, lol, but curled. VERY tightly.

And now the curls are looser and I have some that don't curl at all but just waves tightly.

I'm sure it'll change more once it gets longer, lol.
BC: May 2008
Hair Type:
3C/4A mix I think
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Mslizzia really?, did you email me through youtube or my email?? did you get a reply?
NikÚ (Nee-Kay)

My world of curls
3C/4A,Fine-Meduim,Thick, Lo Porosity

http://public.fotki.com/lilnicka4u2nv/

Leave-in/Moisturizer: Giovanni Direct Leave in
Sealants:EVOO, JBCO, Crisco
DC:Matrix Condtioning Balm,Giovanni SAS,Honey, Glycerin
Shampoo:Dr.Bronner's Castile soap bar
Styler: Flaxseed,DM Miracurl, SheaMoist Smoothie, OYH S&D
Hmm. My hair changed...

Before big chop
http://public.fotki.com/rachoandjaso...air/waves.html

Nape when i big chopped
http://public.fotki.com/rachoandjaso...r/texture.html
http://public.fotki.com/rachoandjaso...wth.html#media

Nape 8, almost 9 months, post
http://public.fotki.com/rachoandjaso...kycurlies.html
http://public.fotki.com/rachoandjaso...air.html#media

Btw, my hair is all naked with no products in it.

4a/OS/FN/Spongy
Co-Wash: Vo5 Herbal Escapes Moisturizing Conditioner Free Me Freesia With Aloe Extract & Aussie Moist
Leave In Conditioner: KCKT & seal with shea butter.
Gel/Styler: KCCC or EcoStyler for edges.
I think my hair likes cones...

Last edited by rachelolivia2010; 12-28-2009 at 04:31 PM.
Yah, when I BC'ed my hair looked more curly than wavy where I had the relaxed hair.
BC'ed: 26 Dec 09
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My hair seems to be changing every day

When I was relaxed I thought that the hair at my nape was extremly curly. Now I've noticed that my hair is 3c at the back and 4a everywhere else.
Originally Posted by rachelolivia2010
Lovely coils!!!!
Can't wait to see what it looks like a year from now!

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