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Chloe- A Story of Transition

By January 27th, 202111 Comments

Chloe- A Story of Transition
CN: Were you a long-term or short-term transitioner, and why?
C: I was a short-term transitioner and transitioned for only 2 and 1/2 months! I decided to cut all of my hair off in November of 2009 for a new look with it shaved in the back. I went to a beautician who will remain nameless, who only curled my hair and let unlicensed individuals wash, perm, and color hair. Don’t get me wrong, they did an excellent job, but with this type of treatment, my hair began to thin.

CN: When did you BC? What was your initial reaction to your natural hair?

C: I big chopped November 12, 2010, and I loved it! I went to celebrate afterward.

CN: How did family and friends react to the new you? What was your response to them?

C: Both loved the new look except for my mother. The very first thing she said was, “Why does it look so scalpy and nappy?” I would just say, “Wow.” Up until 3 months ago, she said, “It just looks nappy to me. Your hair didn’t look like that when you were little.” I told her to touch it and get a good feel so she would realize that my hair is healthier than it has ever been. None of the women in my family know how to do hair. She touched it, and said, “Oh my! It is so soft!” However, she still gives sly remarks especially since my dad asked her to go natural!

CN: What was your transition routine?

C: During my transition, I wore quick weaves because the back of my hair was shaved, and it was all I could do to keep from looking a “hot mess” with natural in the back and perm at the top.

CN: Why did you choose to go natural?

C: Going natural has been one of my best decisions yet! I could never figure out why my hair would never go into its puff anymore nor be curly until one of my close friends schooled me. My hair has never been healthy and has never passed my shoulders. Now it is on its way. I have experienced tremendous growth and healthier hair. It makes me smile and rejoice!

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  • Breanna says:

    Oh durn I see someone already beat me to the punch of who you resembled

  • Breanna says:

    In the 1st picture that you posted, you actually look like Shaquille O'Neal exwife "Shawna". I think that is her name, but anyway you look very pretty with the natural hair. Thanks for showing off all of the pictures and welcome to the natural world.

  • msd88 says:

    Thank you all!!!! Mother is now referring other naturals to talk to her daughter…..Now im just trying to get her to jump on the wagon!

    @Anonymous 8:03- Everyone tells me that, and yes I do take it as a compliment. She is gorgeous!

    I love you too Cocoa!!!!

  • Shenell says:

    Great story :). I big chopped Nov. 13, 2010. Hehehehe enjoy the journey.

  • Anonymous says:

    Hum she looks like Shawnie O'Neal – please take that as a compliment!

  • Helecia Williams says:

    Her Big Chop video… you cream! LOL

  • Nia0303 says:

    I think it's important for women who are going natural or do the BC to know that they MAY get less than flattering remarks. This way they're better prepared for any hurtful comments but still are able to keep their eye on the ball/prize. You look great!

  • TiAnna Mae says:

    Gorgeous girl and hair! I know what you mean about the nappy hair thing. My neighbor is in her late 50s and she told me that my hair looks like her hair used to look when she was a little girl and needed a fresh press and curl. AND…she always asks me if I like my hair like "that". Your hair looks very soft to me.

  • Gisele says:

    My mother was like yours in the beginning too (ie. comments about how my hair was softer as a child) but I ignored all that nonsense talk and two years later my hair is finally beyond shoulder length (never got that length with relaxers) and now my mother is natural as well.

  • The Purse-a-holic says:

    Love your hair!

    A Girl's Next Best Friend

  • Anonymous says:

    Girl, you are ROCKING that!!! Do the darn thang, then. I love that earring too. That is Fierce!I am sad that you just did your BC and look so HOT, and I have been natural for 5 years and I look…well…blah.

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