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My Big Chop: A preview of my “Big Day”

So I am sitting here about to cut my hair, but I'm waiting for the proper size comb that I want to cut my hair with. I'm starting to hesitate as to whether it's really necessary and if I'm not short enough already.

Your hair as a girl/woman as I'm turning 24 (I'm still young at heart so saying that is a bit scary LOL) is your femininity it shouldn't be though because your hair shouldn't determine who you are as a woman and how you are portrayed and treated!
Cutting or removing that feminism can be a very scary step for any woman. I've watched many big chop videos and ladies started crying because they looked like a man or was scared of what people would say about this new look. On the other hand, there were ladies who loved their new look and embraced the journey. Some ladies start from transitioning and some start after the big chop it's all dependent on how damaged your hair is. I started with transitioning, I spoke about it in my previous blog Going Back to My Roots. I transitioned for 2 months but the plan was always to cut it all at some stage.
So, as I'm sitting here waiting for my cousin to get the clippers and the right size comb I wonder what will my view on my hair be. I can be confident now and say I'll love it either way but like my mom says "your hair frames and 'makes' your face". So will this new look suit me? Will it 'frame' my face the way I'm hoping it will?
Well, its risk I have to take to start my natural hair journey the right way and get rid of this damaged hair like the girls say in their vlogs "it's just hair".

So I cut my hair eventually approximately 5 hours after I typed up the previous section.
That gave me ample time to contemplate and I did very much so, to a point where I was thinking to myself this is unnecessary how am I going to manage my TWA but thank goodness for YouTube videos that won't be a problem.
I waited for my cousin but he ended up saying he needs to fix his car and I being a very stubborn and impatient girl decided to do it myself. I had a smart idea to cut my hair with a scissor first. Yeah, you can tell I didn't know what I was doing and cut the left side of my head way too short. Wish I knew before DIM (Doing It Myself) to not pull my hair when cutting it. It shrunk back so much and yeah then I realised there was a whole in my head pointed out by my grandmother.
Anyway, I used a size 4 comb for the clippers and cut away… Seeing and feeling my hair fall was a bit of a shock I was starting to giggle repeatedly asking myself "what are you doing" LOL!
I'm going to be honest, and say I didn't like it at first (more so when my sister's daughter asked me to cut her hair as well she also wants to look like a boy!) but after a good wash and applying some oils, it was looking as beautiful as I expected!

I love my hair and I'm going to make the best of it! Won't have to stand hours in front of the mirror anymore before varsity hehe at least for a few months LOL.

Essentially, just take the risk and do whats best for your hair. Your hair and yourself should have a relationship if you treat it right it will treat you even better!

'A girl who cuts her hair is about to change her life' – Coco Chanel

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