When did you do the Big Chop?

February 14, 2010.

Have you ever had hair this short? If not, how does it affect you mentally?

I’ve never had my hair this short before. At first, I was worried that I would look and feel like a boy. Now, in all honesty, I sometimes feel frumpy rocking a ‘fro without the accessories and/or clothing to match.

What are your staple products?

Oyin Handmade Poo Bar (doesn’t dry my hair out), Jojoba oil (absorbs easily into hair), Sauve conditioners for cowashing (green apple and coconut are my fav), water mixed with glycerin to mist daily, Aphogee 3-minute reconstructive conditioner (makes my curls pop), EcoStyler gel (lays down my edges).

What’s your regimen?

Mist my hair with water twice a day and seal with jojoba oil or a little shea butter or castor oil, etc.

What’s your favorite hairstyle?

I love wearing my hair in twists because they usually last a full week. My relaxed hair would never hold a curl or anything.

What are your hair goals?

If my hair grows to be chin length unstretched, I’d be happy. That’s a relatively flattering and feminine length. More importantly I’d like to master some really cute styles and for my hair to look and feel healthy.

Have you received any negative comments about your hair?

My “best friend” (Asian) told me my hair looked ugly when I first big chopped. I didn’t pay her any mind. She’s always been the rude kind anyway so it was kind of expected. She then followed up with, “Maybe it’s because I’m not used to seeing you with hair so short.”

What do you love most about your TWA?

The sense of freedom. I don’t feel like my hair HAS to look a certain way in order to fit in and I also don’t feel like I HAVE to depend on a hairdresser to maintain it.

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