Real Life: Bre’s Big Chop Story

November 29, 2011  |  


You may recall a few weeks ago when I talked about What Not to Do When You Decide to Weave it Up. It was a recollection of my friend’s weave nightmare from earlier this year. Well, Bre finally decided overnight to do the big chop and she is owning it! I’m a relaxed girl and her new look is tempting… not sure I’m that brave though.

I decided to get into her mind a little bit and share with you all her thoughts and feelings about the whole experience. If you are contemplating doing the big chop, this just might be your motivation.

Here’s what the Bajan beauty had to say…

How long had you been relaxed before the Big Chop?

My first relaxer was at the age of 9, I’m 25 now….so 16 years.

What made you decide to do the Big Chop?

1. Maintaining my hair became intolerable. I tried it all; short and long. My short relaxed cut had me at the hairdresser once a week and weave was just becoming too expensive. Every three months, I was paying $300 for hair and $125 for application.

2. I’ve reached a pivotal moment in my life, I’ve decided upon a career path and I’ve gained a new wave of confidence—I’ve found myself and my direction. My big chop exemplified my strength, courage and confidence.

What were your fears beforehand?

My greatest fear was losing my ‘DIVA CARD’. I was also afraid of not being pretty enough to go bald and that I wouldn’t be found attractive. Since my big chop, I’ve been called ‘Beautiful’ more times by random people than I have in my 25 years of living. I now FEEL beautiful, a feeling that’s not too familiar.

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