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Sweetdrk1- My Daughter Did the Big Chop!

By January 27th, 202137 Comments

Sweetdrk1- My Daughter Did the Big Chop!
Every parent wants the absolute best for their children! As a woman with a daughter, you yearn to be someone she can look up to, someone to be proud of… someone she can shadow. Well being a single parent, I worked hard to be that right shadow. A shadow that leaves just enough room for independence. When I decided to go natural roughly two years ago, she was very supportive but that was MY thing, not hers! I didn’t press the issue, but she would be next to me as I was on the forums or on YouTube watching tutorials. She kept her hair short but would not give up the “creamy crack”! Lol, I would inform but never criticize. So imagine my joy when she posted on FB that she wanted to cut her hair off and go natural!

I will admit, I didn’t get overly excited initially, but when she was like “Ma, we can’t go to the festival with my hair like this, I want it cut!” I didn’t look back…we made the appointment and the rest is history.

Now I have to share my products! Lol! Seriously, I think I was the proudest when she dealt with the first doubter:

Them: OMG! Why did you cut your hair off?!
My baby: It’s just hair, it will grow back! I need to focus on school and not worry about when I could get a touch up.
Me: *Silently swells with pride*

So we went and got a makeup lesson at the Bobbi Brown counter. We got some new earrings to go with the new look.

Ladies and gents allow me to introduce my young lady!

Before

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After!

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37 Comments

  • Naturallyinluv says:

    Great story!I love the :

    "Me: *Silently swells with pride* "

    How sweet i love how the issue wasn't made but by exampleship is how your daughter followed.Very sweet and inspiring.

  • Jo Somebody says:

    What a beautiful pair you are!

  • Doc says:

    i love this
    and i absolutely LOVE when children and adolescents decided be themselves and love themselves…. despite being bombarding with opposing images and messages might tell them

    i love this!!! yay for your daughter—so awesome

  • FreshHeiress says:

    This is an awesome story! Congrats to your daughter. And congrats to you for raising such a mature, confident young lady.

  • Onebydesign says:

    CONGRATS to your daughter Sweet, she looks so beautiful and I know you must be so proud! My daughter inspired me to go natural & it is so great having two naturals in the house, now if she would just leave my stuff alone that would be great lol!

  • GGmadeit says:

    Thank you all for the love! She read it yesterday and was all proud!

  • Kamiele M. says:

    She looks sooo beautiful!!! My mom went natural and began to loc in 2009. I began transitioning in 2010. I'm afraid to BC, but I cut 1.5 inches off tonight after I two strand twisted. We are going for a consultation next week so I can know EXACTLY how much relaxed hair is left. I'm getting there…congrats young lady!!!

  • Beads, Braids & Beyond says:

    Aww! Sweetdrk this is so amazing! Thank you so much for sharing. Your daughter looks absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

  • Dvaaunaturel says:

    Awesome!! She looks beautiful. It looks great on her.

  • shamigreen says:

    YAAAAY SWEET!

    I'm so happy for you 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    She looks much better with the TWA!! The longer hair took away from her beautiful face!

  • KC says:

    She looks really cute(: Her TWA fits her.

  • Anonymous says:

    Absoultely beautiful

  • BlondeByDesire says:

    Go Shelby – so beautiful and you have the best teacher in the world!

  • Anonymous says:

    My oh my! She is gorgeous! She looks so grown up with the cut! I too have a daugter that is curious about natural hair..I told her right now it's no rush; she can decide to go natural when she graduates from high school. Right now she is pretty much obsessed with the straight hair (she loves Aaliyah) I think it's great that you guys can share this journey together!

  • Devon says:

    Yay, love the feature! So proud of her with you:) Such a beautiful pic of you ladies.

  • WORLDWIDE NATURALS says:

    Wow l was so moved by this story, l even cried, especially since l love making my momma proud. I am so happy to hear a mother tell her story of how setting a good example for her child just to watch how the child soon follow. This is a true blessing for setting a good example for our children in every community brings about a better change for every generation to come. Thanx for sharing your incredible story. You both look beautiful…be blessed!

  • FemmeFox says:

    Congrats Sweet and Shelby!

  • GGmadeit says:

    Thank you guys!

  • Califia's Lap says:

    She is beautiful!! I love her hair. I've got to show this picture to my 15 year old daughter who just did the big chop on Sunday!! You are so lovely!

  • TiAnna Mae says:

    I can only imagine how you must feel! You have a beautiful daughter! She looks so grown up with her new do.

  • Jeannette says:

    Awww congratulations to your Daughter!!!!!

  • Vetsnatural says:

    Absolutely Stunning, my daughter also did the big chop 2 weeks ago today.

  • Anonymous says:

    Congratulations!!! U look so pretty, I love it…

  • KeetaRay says:

    Aww she looks great!! Congrats to her! 🙂

  • Pecancurls says:

    Congratulations to both of you. Stunning ladies!

    @215Nina LOL!! "thinning faster than Jennifer Hudson on Jenny Craig"

  • Butterfly73 says:

    I love it! Simply put. Love it.

  • Prinsis says:

    Awwww…thanks for sharing your story. She looks gorgeous!! But I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    You are both stunning. Love the story.

  • Anonymous says:

    MY DAUGHTER AND I ARE DOING THE NATURAL THING TOGETHER AS WELL! IT'S WONDERFUL…YOU GUYS LOOK GREAT!

  • Anonymous says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Im proud of both of you. :O) It's funny,my daughter was my inspiration to go completely natural. although I haven't had a perm in over 10 yrs, she always questioned why I would blow it out; flat-iron; thermal curl; and then wrap my hair — on top of dying it blonde. O, and did I mention she is only 6?!! I never had a valid reason — at least to myself — and now at 40 my hair was thinning faster than Jennifer Hudson on Jenny Craig! So I did my big chop a week before my 41st b-day this past June and never looked. She's been my biggest cheerleader always compliments my curls and tells me how nice my hair smells. LOL! Nothing compares to a solid mother-daughter relationship. Keep up the good work and positive example.

    215Nina

  • Unknown says:

    Gorgeous!! She looks great with her new do!!

  • shynygal says:

    So beautiful with or without natural hair! She has the best accessory one can have: a gorgeous smile! I just big chopped the night before last and I have realized a smile and confidence do wonders for my new look! Good luck with everything you two do in life and keep smiling!

  • NancyM says:

    This is a great story. You both look gorgeous. I am transisitoning my self and my daughter (14 yrs old) has decided to join me in my journey. Thanks for sharing.

  • GGmadeit says:

    I am so proud of her! Thank you! Love you Meca!

  • meeksj says:

    Im so proud of my baby girl my niece. Beautiful inside & out & luv her momma to death my bestie for over 40 yrs.. Congrats & keep up the good work & continue to make us proud! GO Shelbz GO Shelbz!! Auntie luvs us

  • sarah says:

    She is gorgeous!!

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