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Black Hair: Going Natural? 4 Tips for the Big Chop

Be Prepared

Going short short is quite a drastic personal decision that you have to be sure you want to make. Ask your friends, your stylist and other curlies about their experience and for any advice they’d give to a new natural.  Though some may or may not understand or agree with your decision, it’s good to keep them in the know. Don’t be discouraged by any negative reactions, because, ultimately, you’re doing this for you. Who knows, you may be the influencing factor for someone you know to go natural too.

Part of being prepared is keeping a hair journal.  In addition to your thoughts and reactions, you can also record length checks so that you can track your hair’s growth.

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