It’s 2020. You are in quarantine. Your are a little bored and it seems like everybody wants to go for a new look or start a new healthy hair journey.
We totally get it sis!
If you’re considering doing the big chop right now – which makes sense as this is probably the best time on record to do so – then keep on reading. We are going to go through the pros and cons of doing a big chop so you have ALL the facts. Who knows . . You may or may not change your mind.
First, let’s get into benefits of big chopping:
It’s a fresh start
When you do your big chop, you’re completely starting over. This means that you’ll get rid of all the damaged hair; doing this will allow healthy hair to grow.
You will only have to deal with one hair texture
This is a huge pro for those who have chemically altered hair or heat damaged hair. Once you big chop, you will not have to deal with parts of your hair being curly or kinky and other parts of your hair being straight. All the hair that grows from your scalp will be the same texture.
Big chopping can be a true time saver
We can all agree that having super short hair is less work. You do not have to spend HOURS washing, detangling, and styling your hair; short hair is very low maintenance and easy to take care of.
Now that you know the benefits, let’s talk about the downside of big chopping:
Short hair may not be for you
If you decide to big chop, you really cannot predict how the results will come out. Honestly, you have to go with the flow and pray for the best results because once you do it, there’s no going back!
Just ask yourself, “Will I be comfortable with having little to no hair?”
That’s an important question to ask because you’ll be rocking short hair for a pretty long time. Trust us when we say this, you never realize how long it takes for hair to grow until yours is all gone and you have to start over.
Lots of negative opinions
Though some people will give you compliments, there will always be those who have something negative to say. We know that people are taught not to care about what others think but let’s be real, it’s not that easy to be “unbothered” all the time.
Those hateful comments and nasty looks can truly affect your confidence and self-esteem.
Self-love is a must and it’s very important to practice it before and after big chopping.
Since your hair will be extremely short after big chopping, you are left with very little hairstyle options. In the beginning, you’ll mainly have to rock a TWA(teeny weeny afro) or mini finger coils.
Eventually, your hair will grow longer and you’ll have more options but that’s going to take some time.
Now that you know the pros and cons to big chopping, you can decide if it’s the right choice for you.
If you decide not to, that’s perfectly fine; you can still restore unhealthy hair without cutting it all off. If you do decide to big chop, we wish nothing but the best results for you!