Despite all the information on how to care and style natural hair, there are essential aspects that are commonly overlooked. Some of the basic terminology that is casually spoken by seasoned naturals usually leave the newly naturals confused and trying to figure out what they mean. Can you go into a forum without someone asking countless times what a pre-poo is? Yes I know the feeling, but if you are on the outside looking in, you feel alienated and when someone gets blasted for repetitively asking the same questions, it discourages others from asking.
Big Chop or BC is cutting the relaxed hair as a means of allowing your natural texture to grow out. It is not a trim or a regular haircut but a way to remove all relaxed hair. Now, many veteran naturals will do a second or even a third BC but the term it usually used in the context of initially going natural and discontinue relaxing.