I’d planned the cut for a Friday. That way, I’d have the entire weekend to play in it & try my first twist out.
I was super anxious to see my hair!
Summer was beginning, and My “Big chop” Day couldn’t come any faster. I really felt like a kid on Christmas Eve…for about an entire week. LOL
I did a mini chop (cutting off 3 inches) about a week before the big cut; where Husband cut off the rest.
He did a pretty good job!
Initially, I tried to do it myself; I sectioned my hair & did the very first cut after wetting it and applying some conditioner. This was too much for me (it’d been a long work day & midnight was approaching), so I let Husband take over.
He sprayed my hair with water & snipped away whatever stayed straight.
Whenever, I tried to peek at myself in our bathroom mirror, he’d turn my head back forward.
I trusted him, but I was slightly delirious with excitement & wanted to see how it was looking after every “Shirrr” sound was made by the scissors. My head kept feeling lighter & lighter…
It was only because I cautioned him not to cut off any of my textured hair, that all of the relaxed hair was not completely removed.
For the next week or so, I had to trim away straight pieces that hung onto the ends.
The night of my big chop, I washed & conditioned my hair in the shower and it felt amazing! I also stayed up into the wee hours of the A.M. twisting my hair for my very first twist out. Somewhere in between, I looked in the mirror for a long while.
I knew, WE (my hair and I) were in for a great summer!
What was your Big Chop Experience?