Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Big Chop Diva

Be Fearless. Go Natural.

Hello Beautiful Ones,

So you decided to do the Big Chop? You did not want to undergo the long "grow-out" transitioning period and are you having trouble managing your new TWA (teenie-weenie afro)?

Here are a few tips to consider:

  1. Establish a Healthy Hair Regimen. Just because your hair is short does not mean you should not put just as much care into it as when it was long and/or relaxed.
    • I recommend these TWA basics:
      • Sulfate-free shampoo or co-wash weekly,
      • A good moisturizing conditioner for weekly deep conditioning treatments
      • Leave-in conditioner
      • A  moisturizer and sealant (A butter or  an oil)
      • A good styler
      • A wide tooth comb and denman brush
      • A Spray Bottle
    • Massage scalp. Scalp massages can to stimulate hair grow. Try an oil like coconut or jojoba oil and lace with essential oils like rosemary, lavender, peppermint, or tea tree oil.
  2. Let your grow freely at first to learn your curl pattern. Hair care should come before styling. I would recommend try coils or twists to jump-start curl definition. It may not grow in the same curl pattern. You have to train your curls.
  3. Add Cute Hair Accessories to add flair to your new "do". A a cute headband, cute combs and clips, a  flower, or jeweled adornments. You can always wear nice makeup and put on a cute pair of earrings.
  4. Stay Encouraged. Hair does not grow over night. Unfortunately there is no magical or miracle product to grow hair quickly. Develop a healthy hair regimen, drinks lots of water, eat healthy, keep your hair clean and moisturized, and protect your ends.

What transitioning challenges have you encountered? Please share.
 Stay encouraged on this journey!


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