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I Big Chopped- Jaye

By January 27th, 202122 Comments
Meet Jaye… gorgeous new natural, proud of her decision!

I Big Chopped- Jaye
CN:When you first chopped, what were your thoughts and feelings? How do you feel now?

When I first chopped I just wanted something new. I wanted to start all over. I needed to be free of The prison I was confined to (my hair). I was scared, but it was something I was going to do regardless. I’m GLAD I made that decision.

I Big Chopped- Jaye

CN:When did you BC? What was your initial reaction to your natural hair?
I BC’d November 20th of 2009. At first I felt naked. I felt as if everyone was looking at me, and of course they were, because everyone knows how much I LOVE long hair. I didn’t really “own” it until a couple of days later when it had set in that “Jaye…your completely BALD!” lol thats when it was just too late for regrets. The deed had already been done and I LOVED it. I Loved feeling free.

I Big Chopped- JayeCN:How did family and friends react to the new you? What was your response to them?
I had asked my dad for some money to go get a haircut, and his response was “what did your mom say about this?” and of course I had to tell him I hadn’t talked to her yet and he refused to give me the money to cut it. So I called my mom asking to cut MY hair and she refused. So I went upstairs, got some scissors, tied my hair up in a pony tail, and just cut it. By then my mom was home so I ran downstairs, hair in my hand behind my back and said “mom LOOK!” She freaked out and kept saying “OMG WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO YOUR BEAUTIFUL HAIR!! OH MY GOD!” lol she refused to look at me for awhile until after a friend helped me cut it neatly and everyone kept telling her how beautiful I looked with short hair. Now she loves it. My brother’s reaction was “oh so you want to be a boy now? ok Jaye!” Everyday after that he just continued to make fun of me, and my little sister’s was “You’ve lost your mind”. This was right before Thanksgiving so when we went over to my uncles house, he pulled me to the side and asked “Is there something you need to tell us? We won’t judge you and we will always love you” HE THOUGHT I HAD CUT MY HAIR BECAUSE I WAS COMING OUT OF THE CLOSET! It was quite funny to me. I loved my hair (or lack of it) and that’s all that mattered. I just let them know that I hadn’t lost my mind and I did it because it something I wanted to do.

I Big Chopped- Jaye

CN:What are your plans for your hair?
I’ve kept it short since I cut it almost a year ago, I’m curious to see it long. So as of last week (my last hair cut) I plan on growing it out.

CN:Do you find it necessary to ‘doll up’ your look to feel more feminine?

Not really. I’ve always had my own style, and the only thing that’s really changed is I have no hair. I still dress the same. I always have to have my earrings on though because without them I feel as if I look like a little boy lol.

CN: How do you keep your hair moisturized?

I deep condition once a week, I wash my hair everyday (scalp condition, I have to) then I put my coconut oil (everyday) in and go.

CN: How do you preserve your curls as night?
I don’t. Seeing as how I have to wash my hair when I wake up.

CN: Why did you choose to go natural?

I went natural because I saw this girl on campus at my old college, and she stuck out to me because unlike everyone else, she was doing her own thing. Her hair was long and natural, and I ABSOLUTELY LOVED it! I always thought I was my own person who did whatever ‘I’ wanted to, so why had I been a relaxer junkie all this while? what was I hiding from? So of course I went on YouTube and Google and started researching how to go natural, how to transition. I came across a lot of beautiful AA women who had begun their natural journey. I started to see myself wanting to get back to my roots and wanting to love ALL of me, the way God created me. That’s why I was in such a rush to cut it all off, plus the fact that when I put my mind to something I do it right away. Best decision EVER. Now I’ve got 4 of my aunts walking around bald headed, 2 transitioning, and my 2 older cousins transitioning also. lol


  • Aja says:

    I love your low cut! Beautiful!

  • TAB says:

    Jaye, I love the close crop. It shows off your beautiful face. It is also the ultimate low maintenance cut. Some day when I move somewhere warm, I would love to sport that. Very chic. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  • Balls Of Beauty says:

    i really wish EVERYONE could take the plunge and experience the greatness and love of the infamous amber rose cut. it brings out a type of confidence u didnt even realize u could possess becuz its FIERCE and fearless! love reading the story and inspiration! keep doin you girl and look forward to seeing more 🙂

  • Bitty Boss says:

    This is my favorite big chop story ever. Period.

    Lookin good girl!

  • Anonymous says:

    absolutely beautiful! the cut totally fits you!

  • Anonymous says:

    your uncle's comment was HILARIOUS!

    you look gorgeous, Miss!

  • Anonymous says:

    She is too cute! Lovely eyes and smile and her hair looks great! =)

  • Curly Chic says:

    You look so pretty! Not everyone can rock that look! Love your makeup too!
    Tammy G

  • Clara says:

    I've only seen a few people REALLY pull off the female fade and you aced it!

    That cut is gorgeous on you.

  • PinkGirlFluff says:

    You are such a pretty lady! I didn't tell anyone that I was going to BC. I was afraid they would change my mind. lol. I woke up one day, took my sew in weave out, and got to cutting. I never felt so free and liberated!

  • Anonymous says:

    Very, very cute!! The short hair really accents your beauty more than the long, straight hair. Also, what a wonderful story because you took the bull by the horns, ran and never looked back. I love seeing and hearing stories about that type of confidence and individuality that just doesn't care what anyone says and laughs it away!! Beautiful story!


  • Anonymous says:

    wow, short hair looks great on u!! ur making me wanna cut my curls off

  • Anonymous says:

    You look beautiful with short hair! It really suits your face. You look sophisticated and elegant. Lovely!

  • Anonymous says:

    You are so freakin' cute!!!! Your uncle was too funny, but so was your Dad–"what did your mom say"–he was not getting in THAT!

  • Anonymous says:

    Soooo pretty!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous says:

    I recently big chopped for similar reasons. I felt I needed a new outlook, too. Although I did transition for 6.5 months, so I'm not bald, but my hair is very short right now. It took me a couple of days to adjust to my new short hair, as I'm used to having long hair. Now, I'm feeling more confident and ready to take on the public. I think my new haircut makes me look a little more edgy, than my straight hair. I can deal with that! It's great that you adjusted rather quickly to your extremely short hair. Good luck to you with your new hair goals!

  • Sharmer says:

    Beautiful!That cut really fits you. Im not being rude, but you actually looked completely different with long hair, a little bit older too. The cut is really awesome though!

  • Bobbie says:

    You look amazing! Good luck on your journey toward lov9n the 100% you. Im happy to know that you have a positive outlook on your decision.

    Pls keep us post on your progress.


  • Unknown says:

    I love your "Amber Rose"! You rocked it most awesomely!

  • Anonymous says:

    You have the most perfect little face for that cut! Beautiful!

  • Kristen says:

    Lovely…I actually love it "bald."

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