A Step By Step Guide On How To Do Your Big Chop Yourself


Getting a big chop done to become a full naturalista is one way to give your hair a new lease.

Although some prefer to grow their natural hair long before getting a big chop, it is always better to grow it just a few inches in order to avoid breakage.

Maintaining two different textures in your hair for a long time can be damaging because the relaxed, straight hair weighs down your natural curls and causes breakage.

So when you are finally ready to take the next step towards your natural hair journey, here is how to do it on your own.

Step 1

Wet your hair with water from a spray bottle. You don’t have to saturate your hair, but make sure that it’s very damp. Wetting it like this causes your natural hair to curl up more tightly, which makes it much easier to distinguish the relaxed part of your hair from the natural curl.

Step 2

Look at a section of your hair, and identify where your natural hair ends and where the relaxed hair begins.

Step 3


Cut your hair to the point where the natural hair ends and the relaxed hair begins. If you’re nervous, cut about 1/2 inch before that point. You can always come back to it and cut more off later. Do this for your entire head of hair.

Step 4

Section your hair off into four to eight sections, depending on how thick and long it is.

Step 5

Re-wet your hair, and snip off any straight ends that remain.

Step 6

Wash your hair thoroughly to remove any loose strands. If you leave them in your hair too long, they will just get tangled up.

You can also use the video below as a guide

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