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I Big Chopped- Dominique

By January 27th, 202119 Comments
Meet Dominique… a gorgeous natural, totally addicted to her short ‘do!

I Big Chopped- Dominique
CN: When you first chopped, what were your thoughts and feelings? How do you feel now?
I finally did my BC on August 6, 2010. I was fed up with trying to maintain two different textures: my relaxed ends and my natural new growth. The BC feels absolutely amazing and freeing. It’s super easy to maintain and I don’t spend over an hour in the shower when I need to detangle…whew!

CN: How did you cope with the responses from your family and friends?
My husband was SUPER supportive. My two boys (4 and 1 years old), and a little curlie girl on the way (due Nov) love me regardless. And the rest of my family love my hair either way and enjoy my new look. My friends love it, and I have many supporters who facebook me for tips.

CN: What are your plans for your hair?
I do plan to grow my hair back out, but since I’ve BC’d, I have become addicted to the short ‘do!

CN: Do you find it necessary to ‘doll up’ your look to feel more feminine?
I do love dolling up my look. It’s just fun and prevents boredom. My absolute favorite accessories are florals..I love big flowers. I am getting into scarves as well and hats as well.

CN: How do you keep your hair moisturized?
I have actually found that keeping my moisturizing routine simple does the trick. I keep a spray bottle with EVOO, jojoba oil,tea tree oil, and peppermint oil. I mist my hair and then seal with shea butter. Sometimes I will use my Shea Moisture Conditioner. I deep condition with Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque, which I add olive oil and raw honey to.

CN: What products and techniques do you use to style? How often do you style?
I wash with Shea Moisture Shea Butter Shampoo when I feel I have product buildup. I conditioner wash when I feel my hair needs it, so there’s no certain amount of times alotted per week or month. Sometimes I will mist my hair and twist to give it more curl definition. I also love the Afroveda Totally Twisted Almond Butter for moisture. I throw a goodie headband with a flower and go, go, go.

CN: How do you get your waves or curls popping?
What works excellent for me is misting with my EVOO/tea tree oil/peppermint oil concoction, then twisting with shea butter or castor oil. Sometimes, I’ll add a little ECO Styler Gel on top. I lay my edges down with water and shea butter or castor oil.

CN: How do you preserve your curls at night?
I either wear a satin bonnet or satin scarf at night and go to sleep.


I Big Chopped- Dominique


I Big Chopped- Dominique


  • Candace4life says:

    Congratulations on the upcoming 4th baby :), and I checked out your site for the Natty Natural Products those are gorgeous. Keep up the good work.

  • ibrock1 says:

    I love your hair. You look fabulous.

  • Nique1076 says:

    @ Anon Jan. 7, 2011 4:05

    I start out with a freshly cowashed head of hair. I add a leave in conditioner, seal with castor oil, then use a nice amount of Eco Styler Gel and take about 1/2 inch of hair and pull it and it just coils up in this manner. I repeat over my entire head..hope this helps

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  • Anonymous says:

    What technique do you use to twist your hair to get the look in the last picture?

  • Mrs Fizzy says:

    You are soooo pretty with your fro!

  • Anonymous says:

    @ Califabulous, thank you so much

    @ Kenesha..thank you..I usually go to any herb shop or you can find them at Wholefoods..Or any organic grocery should carry them as well..hope this helps


  • Kenesha says:

    Love you hair and confidence! where do you find jojoba oil, tea tree oil,and pepermint oil to put in your water?

  • Califabulous says:

    You are absolutely gorgeous! I love your look with big flowers 🙂

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  • Nique1076 says:

    @ Everyone..thank you so much for all of your compliments..keep inspiring, beautiful naturals

    @NaturalNique..thank you, and I do purchase my Shea Moisture products at the Target in Atlanta..I know not all Targets carry the line and may have not even heard of the line, like I'm finding out in Chattanooga, TN where we have just I guess I will be ordering it online now at which has the moisture masque :-/..good luck to you


  • NaturalNique says:

    Love your hair!! Q-Do you purchase your Shea Moisture @ Target? I have been trying to locate the deep treatment masque but can not find it. Even when I go to its not listed. I even contacted Target to do a search and they are saying that there is no history of this particular item….????

  • M.C. says:

    There's an echo in here, I know, but: so pretty! Enjoy it!!

  • Anonymous says:


    @Anonymous 8:50 – the site has had ads since I've been on it.

  • Anonymous says:

    Very pretty hair! The coils are so nice. ~KF519

  • Anonymous says:

    So pretty! Love the flower.

  • Anonymous says:

    the short cut gives u a youthful look 🙂

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  • Anonymous says:

    WAIT, Random, but did this site always have Advertisements or am I Bugging?

  • Anonymous says:

    You look fantastic!! That's great you have the support of your hubbie and fam!!!

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