Tips for big chop (with transition)

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Can anyone suggest some styles or any tips for that matter for after the big chop? I know not everyone's hairs the same and i know what works for my hair heath wise, but if you have something to suggest my ears are open. I am big chopping for new years after transitioning for 10 an a half months. My hair is 3b and 3c/4a (my hair is a much looser curl in the back than say the crown). Also i only have the gist of what my "curl pattern" is because of mini chops and old pictures. But thanks to my mom not allowing my to bc sooner i go back to school 2 days after bc-ing so i need to get it together lol.
How long is your hair now, or can you give an idea of about how mych you need to take off?

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Shampoo: Curl's Creamy Curl Cleanser or clarifying shampoo when needed.
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Deep Condition: Experimenting in the kitchen
oil: flaxseed and coconut for treatments
Styler: Tresemme conditioner, alone or mixed together with aloe vera gel
Sealer: aloe vera juice
My hair (unstretched) is shoulder length all around
The back at most has an inch of relaxed ends while the front has about four inches of relaxed ends
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Ok, you won't lose too much length in the back. My front and nape are way shorter than my middle now. When I bc'd I had more length in the back than front. I wore wash and gos a lot with headbands or pinned back in some way. I don't mind going out with a wet head but its not that cold where I am either. Now I'm really loving doing braids or flat twists in the front like a headband. You could also try washing at night early enough to have damp hair at bedtime, and braiding or twisting sections loosely. Take down, fluff and refresh as needed in the morning.
You could also probably get away with a fake cinnabun tutorial I saw on you tube. It used a puff, looped and pinned down pieces to tuck the ends.

Have you experimented with any hairstyles already?

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Shampoo: Curl's Creamy Curl Cleanser or clarifying shampoo when needed.
Co-wash: Curl's coconut curlada
Deep Condition: Experimenting in the kitchen
oil: flaxseed and coconut for treatments
Styler: Tresemme conditioner, alone or mixed together with aloe vera gel
Sealer: aloe vera juice
I kinda did the big chop and small bantu knots have been my go to since I have and inch or less left from my relaxed ends. Doing this has helped trained my new growth and also helps it blend in with my relaxed ends.

Once it grows out a little more I will start to experiment with twist out. Right now I rock it in a fro- hawk

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Can anyone suggest some styles or any tips for that matter for after the big chop? I know not everyone's hairs the same and i know what works for my hair heath wise, but if you have something to suggest my ears are open. I am big chopping for new years after transitioning for 10 an a half months. My hair is 3b and 3c/4a (my hair is a much looser curl in the back than say the crown). Also i only have the gist of what my "curl pattern" is because of mini chops and old pictures. But thanks to my mom not allowing my to bc sooner i go back to school 2 days after bc-ing so i need to get it together lol.
Originally Posted by Merdibirdy
These links are from "fefe912", who is on here. I thought her styles were so cute:

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...ily-world.html

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...ve-styles.html
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My hair is "exotic, beautiful and free",,,yeah, that be ME!!!
3B/C - Easy to straighten, [no heat ever/no protect. styling].

Low Porosity/Medium Density
Mid Width/BSL-stretched/
BC - 12/2012

I am a "Co-Wash/Finger Comb Lady!

Scalp Cleanser - SM ABS Purification Hair Masque
Co-wash - Tresemme Naturals
Leave In - SM CH Curl Smoothie
Hydration - SM CH CurlStyle Milk
Styler - SM CH Gel Souffle
Deep Conditioner - LS Organic Cholesterol

Can anyone suggest some styles or any tips for that matter for after the big chop? I know not everyone's hairs the same and i know what works for my hair heath wise, but if you have something to suggest my ears are open. I am big chopping for new years after transitioning for 10 an a half months. My hair is 3b and 3c/4a (my hair is a much looser curl in the back than say the crown). Also i only have the gist of what my "curl pattern" is because of mini chops and old pictures. But thanks to my mom not allowing my to bc sooner i go back to school 2 days after bc-ing so i need to get it together lol.
Originally Posted by Merdibirdy
These links are from "fefe912", who is on here. I thought her styles were so cute:

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...ily-world.html

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...ve-styles.html
Originally Posted by Lady_Creole
She has amazing styles! I love it!


3B, fine, normal porosity, high density, medium width and length
Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals, Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle
Co-Wash: As I Am Coconut Co-Wash
Leave in Products: As I Am Leave-In, SM Smoothie/Milk, KCKT, Giovanni Direct Leave-In
Air Dry

Looking for new products and methods to try!



Can anyone suggest some styles or any tips for that matter for after the big chop? I know not everyone's hairs the same and i know what works for my hair heath wise, but if you have something to suggest my ears are open. I am big chopping for new years after transitioning for 10 an a half months. My hair is 3b and 3c/4a (my hair is a much looser curl in the back than say the crown). Also i only have the gist of what my "curl pattern" is because of mini chops and old pictures. But thanks to my mom not allowing my to bc sooner i go back to school 2 days after bc-ing so i need to get it together lol.
Originally Posted by Merdibirdy
Also, if your crown hair is shorter that may account for the tighter curl. My curls get looser as my hair gets longer. MahoganyCurls, [on youtube], said you can't gauge your hair type during transitioning, [I definitely agree with this, too much permed hair attached to determine], and right after the BC, you have to allow your hair to grow out a bit.

Just a thought...
My hair is "exotic, beautiful and free",,,yeah, that be ME!!!
3B/C - Easy to straighten, [no heat ever/no protect. styling].

Low Porosity/Medium Density
Mid Width/BSL-stretched/
BC - 12/2012

I am a "Co-Wash/Finger Comb Lady!

Scalp Cleanser - SM ABS Purification Hair Masque
Co-wash - Tresemme Naturals
Leave In - SM CH Curl Smoothie
Hydration - SM CH CurlStyle Milk
Styler - SM CH Gel Souffle
Deep Conditioner - LS Organic Cholesterol

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