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For any curly girl embracing her natural hair, it is a journey. Some curlies choose the big chop method to jumpstart their hair journey. While the big chop can be intimidating for a lot of women who have never had short hair, it is also an easy way to take that first step and embrace the commitment of natural hair. This is a big step and lots of questions come up. Is it better to big chop or transition? Does hair grow faster after the big chop? Here are the answers to these two big questions that come up all the time.
- Hair is healthier. When your hair is healthy, it is more likely to grow.
- Split ends make hair look shorter. However, hair that is freshly trimmed looks healthier and longer. When you big chop, you get rid of all the unhealthy hair, including those pesky split ends, and this in turn makes it seem like your hair is growing faster than it actually might be.
- Hair relaxes. When you first cut your hair, it may curl up and then relax back down after a few days. Many people confuse this relaxing of the hair as new growth.