Friday, March 11, 2011

Cutting Off my Relaxed Hair: A walk down Memory Mane.

I'd planned the cut for a Friday. That way, I'd have the entire weekend to play in it & try my first twist out.

My hair!!!
I was super anxious to see my hair!

Summer was beginning, and My "Big chop" Day couldn't come any faster. I really felt like a kid on Christmas Eve...for about an entire week. LOL
I did a mini chop (cutting off 3 inches) about a week before the big cut; where Husband cut off the rest.

He did a pretty good job!

Initially, I tried to do it myself; I sectioned my hair & did the very first cut after wetting it and applying some conditioner. This was too much for me (it'd been a long work day & midnight was approaching), so I let Husband take over.

He sprayed my hair with water & snipped away whatever stayed straight.
Whenever, I tried to peek at myself in our bathroom mirror, he'd turn my head back forward.

I trusted him, but I was slightly delirious with excitement & wanted to see how it was looking after every "Shirrr" sound was made by the scissors. My head kept feeling lighter & lighter...

It was only because I cautioned him not to cut off any of my textured hair, that all of the relaxed hair was not completely removed.
For the next week or so, I had to trim away straight pieces that hung onto the ends.

The night of my big chop, I washed & conditioned my hair in the shower and it felt amazing! I also stayed up into the wee hours of the A.M. twisting my hair for my very first twist out. Somewhere in between, I looked in the mirror for a long while.

I knew, WE (my hair and I) were in for a great summer!

What was your Big Chop Experience?

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At March 11, 2011 at 9:44 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm very anxious about mine! I can' wait. Was the last picture the result of the twist out? I love the texture!

At March 11, 2011 at 9:48 AM , Anonymous CameraChy said...

You are so beautiful!! We have similar journeys! Go Marie go!

At March 11, 2011 at 10:57 AM , Blogger LaNeshe said...

So awesome!

At March 12, 2011 at 11:24 AM , Blogger Marie said...

Thank you ladies so much:)
Go Najadee!!! Yes, it was a twist out.

At March 12, 2011 at 7:14 PM , Blogger LoveNWright said...

Oh myy...I laughed out loud when you said he turned your head back! LOLOLOL...tooo funny! Classic move! High fives and grapefruits for cutting off 8 inches..I didn't go this route...I transitioned

I love your hair!! Well..your summer hair! HAHA! Its adorable...I'm sure it was an invigorating experience! I shall live vicariously through you...


At March 14, 2011 at 11:20 AM , Blogger Marie said...

Thanks Kay:) Yes!!! I don't know if he didn't want me to see it until he was all done, or if he didn't want me to see if he was cutting too close...or maybe turning my head was messing him up. LOL


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