The Benefits of The Big Chop

Your Big Chop Questions Answered at Junior Green Hair Salon in Kensington, London

Do you want to make the switch from relaxed hair to your natural hair, but you’re not sure about your options? Don’t worry, the afro hair care experts at Junior Green Hair Salon in Kensington, London, are here to help.

May women with chemically relaxed hair transition from straight to natural hair, and avoid having their hair cut. However, an increasingly popular option amongst women wishing to return to natural hair is the Big Chop. 

The rise in celebrities such as Lupita Nyong’o showcasing a short natural afro are proving that women with short natural hair can look fiery, feminine and utterly fabulous! 

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What is The “Big Chop”?

If you aren’t sure what a “Big Chop” is, it is simply cutting off any damaged or over-processed hair, which usually results in quite a short, natural hairstyle which can then be shaped for you. 

The cut is often dramatic, the results are immediate however and this is why it is often preferred over transitioning, which can take a long time and can look untidy and unhealthy. 

What Are The Benefits of The Big Chop?

  • Less Styling Time – Short, natural afro hair will be much lower maintenance than your longer, chemically treated hair. Styling time and hair care time is reduced, so you can hit the snooze button a few more times in the mornings!
  • One Hair Type – Going for the Big Chop makes getting used to your hair texture much easier as you are left with one texture. If you decide to transition would have to manage two different hair types, potentially three if you count the scab hair, which can be fragile and prone to breakage.
  • Find Your Best Hair Products – Another benefit of short, natural hair is that it is easier to find a hair product that works for you. It can be challenging to see what works best for your hair while transitioning, finding products that cater to different hair types at the same time is nearly impossible. 
  • Healthy Hair Growth – Whilst your hair is transitioning, it can be prone to breakages and split ends. When you choose the big chop, you get rid of all the damaged and unhelathy hair altogether, which can give the appearance of thicker, fast growing afro hair

Low Maintenance Hairstyles After The Big Chop

To get this relaxed, “wash and go” look, you will need to wash and condition your hair with a professional quality shampoo & conditioner, ask your Junior Green stylist which one would work best for your hair. Apply a leave-in conditioner and thoroughly detangle your hair. Style with cream or gel and go!

Finger Coils & Twist Outs On Short Natural Hair

This cool cut gives you the chance to experiment with styles for your shorter hair. Wash and condition your hair, then play around with finger coils and twist outs to find the trendy look that works for you. To achieve a really good finger coil look your hair will need to be around 2 inches long, and for twist outs we would recommend that hair is at least 3 inches long.

Hair Braids and Weaves At Top Afro Hair Salon in London

If you want to get rid of your chemically relaxed hair, but you’re not ready to rock a short chop, there is always the option of getting braids or a weave. Your natural hair will not be damaged as there is little day to day manipulation with these styles. You could also choose to wear a high quality wig, ask your Junior Green hair expert about your options.

Book a Big Chop Appointment at Junior Green Hair Salon in Kensington, London

Ready for a more natural, shorter look? Book your hair appointment with the afro hair experts at London’s top black hair salon by calling us on 0207 752 0620 or book online here.