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Robyn’s Nest Big Chopped!

By January 27th, 202114 Comments

Robyn's Nest Big Chopped!
Hello Curly Nikki,

As promised, I’m back!!! I have Big Chopped and LOVE my hair, so I wanted to share my journey with you and your readers!
CN: Were you a long-term or short-term transitioner?
I would consider myself a long-term transitioner…9 months! I originally had plans to go at least 12 months and possibly longer. However, the more my hair grew and the more I played with my natural hair, the more I loved it and couldn’t wait to discover it!!! I made it through my long transition by wearing fake hair/protective styles! I rocked a phony pony on the regular, that I just absolutely loved!!! I also had a lace front wig (“Rachel”) that still has my heart!!! My fake hair truly helped me keep my sanity through the entire process!!!

Robyn's Nest Big Chopped!
CN: When you first chopped, what were your thoughts and feelings? How do you feel now?
I thought…”I Am Beautiful!!!” I felt…Exhilarated!!! I still think I am absolutely beautiful!!! (smile!)
CN: How did you cope with the responses from your family and friends?
The responses were and still are amazing! My husband said, “Wow, you look great with short hair!” (he has never seen me with short hair…shoot, I have never seen me with short hair!). My friends LOVE it, their comments have all been so positive and many of them actually prefer me natural…they say it fits me better (go figure!?!)
CN: What are your plans for your hair?
I plan to grow it out! One of my favorite wigs during my transition was huge and I love her. I so want BIG hair now!!!

Robyn's Nest Big Chopped!

CN: Do you feel it necessary to ‘doll up’ your look to feel more feminine?
No, not at all!!! Now, don’t get me wrong…I love my big earrings, heels and cute outfits, but I do not feel it is necessary in order to feel more feminine with my short natural hair! You know what makes me feel more feminine now…my hubby! He can’t keep his hands out of my hair! It’s funny, because when I was relaxed, I cringed when he touched my hair (because you know I didn’t want him to mess it up). Now, he can run his fingers all through my hair and the only thing I feel is…amazing! Hey now!
CN: How do you keep your hair moisturized?
I am a shea butter nut!!! I love that stuff!!!

CN: What products and techniques do you use to style? How often do you style?
Oh wow! Well, I am truly a product junkie and I am currently rotating products in and out of my routine now that I am completely natural vs. transitioning! I have discovered KC Knot Today and Curling Custard and love them for my wash and go’s, it really makes my “coilies” pop! I also rediscovered Miss Jessie’s, she wasn’t the greatest during my transition (simply because pretty much all I did was protective styling), but now she is really working her magic with my natural tresses for twist outs!!! Right now I am styling often (every 2-3 days), because I love playing with my hair!!! I’ll calm that down soon…promise!!!
CN: How do you preserve your curls at night?
Right now, I am all about the silk/satin scarf, bonnet and pillow case! Ha! Yup, I’m so overdoing it, but I’m trying to see which works best for which hairstyle!!!

Press N Curl before the chop
Robyn's Nest Big Chopped!

14 Comments

  • Anonymous says:

    You should also try out this website for really great prices for wigs for african american women and apparel. www.especiallyyours.com

  • Robyn says:

    Ladies,
    You guys are so sweet! Thank you so much!!!

    Anonymous,
    I originally purchased "Rachel" from a BSS and then I found her for 1/2 the price at Rockey Trading Company…it's a wholesale company w/ a $100 min order {www.rockeytrading.com}

  • Anonymous says:

    Love love love the Rachel!!! Congrats on your natural!

  • Anonymous says:

    Which website did you buy the Rachel wig from or did you go to a BSS and get it? I'm seriously gonna buy that, thanks for the heads up for the giveaway.

  • Ms. Harmony says:

    Congrats again Robyn. Love ya blog!!

  • Anonymous says:

    I love your current hair! That flat, straight hair wasn't doing your face's beauty any justice.

  • Robyn says:

    Ladies,
    Thank you so much for all the kind words!!!

    Anonymous,
    You just missed a giveaway on my blog for both the Phony Pony and "Rachel" {Brand: Champagne, Color: #2}! But, no worries…I am good for another hair giveaway in the near future! Ha! Also, I posted everything you could ever want to know about the fake hair during my transition on my blog {www.robynsnestblog.com}

    CY,
    You know you are my girl! Thank you so much sweetheart!

    Redbonegirl97,
    It's crazy how small this 'blog world' is…I was just thinking about you…I am having a serious chocolate craving right now!!!

  • Tiffany says:

    She looks great and I love her blog.

    Peace, Love and Chocolate
    Tiffany

  • Mimi says:

    Beautiful! Indeed, 9 months is a long time! I recently moved to Florida and couldn't take it anymore so I decided to do my big chop after only 4 months. My husband is loving it also!
    I appreciate your story.

  • Anonymous says:

    Love your hair. It makes you look younger.

  • Anonymous says:

    beautiful – great feature on my internet-friend Robyn! love her & the blog – make sure you ladies stop by!

  • SPstyles says:

    Her Natural hair does look much better on her face, although her relaxed/transitioning hair looked flawless =)
    I loved her story with her hubby, makes me think of my boyfriend and how much he loves my hair too!
    Congrats and enjoy getting to know your hair
    SP

  • Anonymous says:

    Wow your hair looks really good with the natural short style. Oon the 2nd and 3rd pictures I really thought that was your hair lol. That is a really good wig, can you tell me what brand and color number that is?

  • KeetaRay says:

    Beautiful hair and transition styles. Love it! And 9 months IS a long time! I only last 8 months during my transition and that felt like an eternity. Lol

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