How to Go Back to Natural

How to Go about Growing a Natural Hair


Are you ready for the Big Chop?

The big chop is one of two major ways you can go back to your natural hair. It is the method of cutting off all the relaxed hair at one time and then beginning to groom relaxer-free hair afresh.

We know that there is a special kind of emotional attachment that everyone seems to have with their natural hair. You don’t have to cut off all your long hair if it’s hard for you, although this seems to be the quickest way to begin a journey to natural hair because it is believed to grow faster.

Doing the big chop means that you would have to go all over from short locks. So the big chop might not be for you if your love for long hair will make you uncomfortable.

How about the Grow-Cut, Grow-Cut?

Okay, if you have decided that the big chop isn’t for you, it’s fine. You can decide to transition gradually to natural hair by using the gradual grow-cut, grow-cut method. This affords you the room to grow out your natural texture before trimming off the relaxed ends over some time. Then as time goes on, the relaxed hair would be lost gradually until you’re left with only your natural texture.

So while you are doing your gradual grow-cut, grow-cut, you can choose to have different styles with the process. For instance, you can settle for the braid out style. You can check out trending braid styles such as cornrows, crochet braids, tucked French braids, boxer braids, or two-stitch braids (if you would some extra length for your braids).

There are so many other options that you can check out; such as roller sets, twists (Senegalese, Havana, Marley, etc.), fake ponytail curls, high puff, knots, wigs and so many more. All of these are options that you can look up and make your choice.

What’s our final note?

Remember that going natural is not as easy as it appears on the surface. So if you have made up your mind to go natural by either doing the big chop or transitioning gradually, be ready to go through all its intricacies. We wish you well on your natural hair journey!