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I Big Chopped- Tenisha

By January 27th, 202111 Comments

I Big Chopped- Tenisha
CN: When you first chopped, what were your thoughts and feelings? How do you feel now?
T: When I first chopped, I was worried. I was worried what others would say about me since I had just started college. I talked to all of my natural friends to boost my confidence. I transitioned for 5 months, and I was afraid I’d look like a boy. After the beautician chopped it, I loved it! I couldn’t stop running my fingers through it. I thought, “Oooooo curls!”

I Big Chopped- TenishaI Big Chopped- Tenisha

CN: How did you cope with the responses from your family and friends?
T: My family and my boyfriend were the most supportive. My sister was probably more excited than me. My mom wanted me to cut it because she always regretted that I convinced her to give me a perm in the 6th grade. She would always tell me that after the perm, my hair never looked the same. She also talked about how curly my hair was before the perm. Everyone at school loved it! A lot of people, even various strangers, asked, “Can I touch it?” I’ve received hardly any negative comments, and I am thankful.

CN: What are your plans for your hair?
T: I just plan to let it grow and grow! My roommates have already asked me if they can pick it when it gets bigger. They are Caucasian.

CN: Do you find it necessary to ‘doll up’ your look to feel more feminine?
T: I already loved headbands and funky earrings! Accessories have always been my best friend. Headbands and hair clips just bring the fro to another level in my eyes.

CN: How do you keep it moisturized?
T: I did so much research before I big chopped. I was a PJ before I had even cut off my hair! I just wanted to be prepared. I usually do a wash-and-go on weekends. I use the Giovanni Direct Leave-In, Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and Eco Styler, which is magnificent. For twists, I use whipped shea butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil and grapeseed oil together. I spray my hair with water and co-wash with Hello Hydration for random moisture. I have other products back at home, but I am limited in the dorm.

CN: How do you get your waves or curls popping?
T: I co-wash and use Eco Styler. Lately I’ve been lazy. So, I just use conditioner. That works just as well!

CN: How do you preserve your curls at night?
T: I use a satin bonnet.

I Big Chopped- Tenisha


  • skillsgill says:

    Just chiming in with everyone else, TOO CUTE!!! Your pics just made me smile because it's so apparent that YOU love to smile and be silly=). I'm surprised you were even concerned because your pics give me the impression that you would never be concerned too much about what anyone thought=). The cut really becomes you. Happy Growing=)!!


  • Anonymous says:

    Such a cute girl!! 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    you are so cute miss lady….
    keep it up!
    glad you're enjoying your hair


  • Maria says:

    Cute pictures! Congrats on your BC!

  • nellboogie says:

    You are so cute!

  • Anonymous says:

    it's funny to me how so many cute little girls think that they could look like boys b/c of short hair. in my opinion, short hair looks so nice on people who look really young or just have those cute faces.

  • Unknown says:

    Your roommates want to pick it… lol, that is cute. Your hair is adorable!

  • Anonymous says:

    Congratulations cuz…I see your BC turned out great!!! This is your Uncle Charles daughter [Kim]; definitely enjoy your twa, once it gets longer, it becomes more time consuming. I big chopped again! LOL!

  • Bitty Boss says:

    Congratulations beautiful!

  • Anonymous says:

    Your so cute! Congratulations!!!

  • Tonya says:

    you are pretty without accessories. your hair is cute and it becomes you!

    enjoy the journey at every step!

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