Natural Hair Chronicles: The Big Chop...

Happy New Week Lovelies!

 How are you all doing? I hope you had a lovely weekend. As you can tell from the title of this post, I got the big chop and I am starting a new section on the blog to share my natural hair journey. I have honestly been thinking of going natural for almost 2 years and I finally took the courage this month. Why did I go natural? I just got tired of perming and adding chemicals to my hair every 4 months. I also got some braids done a while ago and the person that did it pulled out my already thinning edges and I literally had bald spots by my edges. I was just over my chemically processed hair in general, the fact that it was overly shedding did not help the matter as well. I wanted a change so I got my last perm on February 7th, 2015 and decided to transition from then.  I transitioned for about 5 months and got the big chop (meaning I cut off all the chemically processed part of my hair and left the new growth) on July 1st.  Sometimes I still can't believe I cut off my hair but so far I love my new hair.
My hair at one of it's longest moments
One of those good hair days since I have been natural...
Before going natural, I did a lot of research about what it takes to be natural and products to use for it. It took me a while before I finally decided that I was ready enough to handle the responsibility of going natural. Seriously it's a big commitment plus it's kinda time-consuming to properly take care of natural hair.  Youtube has become my go-to place for video tutorials and products reviews. Since cutting my hair I have learnt a lot about my natural hair, the most important being that shrinkage is real and I can't comb my hair unless it's wet or damp, it really hurts when I try to comb it if it's dry. I think that my curl pattern is between a 4b and 4c,  I won't be able to tell fully until it grows some more. 

I have somewhat of a regimen for the care of my hair so far: I wash it once a week and co-wash in the middle of the week. Everyday I add some water to my hair either by sprinkling water while in the shower or spraying a mix of water with some oils (Coconut oil & Jamaican Castor Oil) in a Spray bottler to enable me to comb it for the day. I usually finish it off with a leave-in conditioner and the eco styler gel. I deep conditioned my hair for the first time this past weekend after washing it and it made a huge difference. My hair felt so soft and moisturized for the rest of the day that I was even able to comb it the next day without adding water.  I have not add any form of heat (even a dryer) to my hair since I cut it and I do not plan on adding any if I can help it. I just let my hair air-dry which is definitely a perk of having short hair because it dries fast. My main goal for my natural hair is to just have a healthy hair without any use of harsh chemicals that why I use products like the Shea Moisture  brand which I am loving so far. I will be sharing more of my natural hair journey including tutorials, length checks and product reviews with you all, so please stay tuned...:) 
Some Products I use for my hair:
Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Shampoo (HERE)
Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Conditioner (HERE)
Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Masque (HERE)
Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Leave-in Conditioner (HERE)
Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie (HERE
 Extra Dark Jamaican Black Castor Oil (HERE)
Eco Styler Olive Oil Styling Gel (HERE)
 Please if you have natural hair and have any tips for a newbie like me, feel free to share below.
Thank you so much for stopping by and have a blessed week!


  1. This is lovely! I am a year and 4 months natural and my journey started because I got a bad hair cut after deciding to have short relaxed hair. I decided to go natural too and my hair has been growing so fast. Even my edges are starting to recover as well. All the best with your journey. Look forward to reading more of it!

  2. Congrats girl!!! My only tip would be to keep it moisturized. Your hair will thrive once left alone. I am learning that with mine. The more you agitate, the less responsive it will be. Great luck on your journey. Can't wait to see the styles you come up with!

  3. Congratulations! You have started so well and your product choices great. I have been natural for 2 years and i am still learning.

  4. Congrats on your big chop! I'm still learning as well, though I've been natural for years. To make your curls pop, try this twist it sponge. You can search YouTube to watch how to use it.

    Here's the link:

    All the best on your journey. My advice is, be patient, because your hair might not always act how you want or think it should. Haha. :)

  5. Congrats on this amazing journey you're starting! I've been natural for more than 3 years and it's seriously one of the best thing I've done! While it's true that it's a commitment, after a while you get used to it! Btw enjoy your hair while it's short, because you will miss it haha :p and I agree about keeping it moisturized and being patient :)


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