I did several "big chops" during high school. I had always worn my hair relatively short so most of the time, it didn't matter. my sophomore year, I had to buzz my hair though. The only negative comments came from 2 people, one boy on my swim team and one girl who had been after me since 6th grade. Here's my list of pro's and cons I made:
1.my hair will not be "fried" as my older brother "lovingly" pointed out.
2.I can wear hats because my massive amounts of hair isn't pushing it off my head.
3.a hot/warm season is coming and my head and neck won't be as hot as the other girls'.
4.it's swim season, I don't have to buy a new swim cap every other week because my hair isn't to big anymore therefor, it's not breaking them!
5.I don't need to wear a swim cap during swim practice! (omg, the water feels so great on your head with a buzz cut!)
6.people will believe me now when I tell them I'm blonde (my hair is so thick that it looks darker, but it ranges from light blonde to dark blonde. dirty blonde?)
7.I always loved rubbing the heads of my friends with buzz cuts, now I have my own to rub.
8.people stop asking about my race.
9.if i wake up late for school i don't have to figure out the mess on my head.
10.the hairs are never a mess.
1. it's winter and my hair isn't covering my ears. (see #2 for problem resolution
2.i might be confused for a boy
3.kids might tease me
then the end all be all for me: i have to do it anyways, so why not do it now?
i know my pros and cons definitely won't match up with yours, but try out a list. if the pros outweigh the cons, go for it. don't be too scared of your peers, be confident in YOURSELF. they can call you whatever they like, if it isn't true, don't let it bother you. one of my co-workers calls me gay on a near daily basis (he and i have a love/hate relationship, some days we love each other, others we're at each others throats), but i am confident in my sexuality, so i don't let it bother me.