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Where Did You Big Chop? Advice needed

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Topic: Where Did You Big Chop? Advice needed
Posted By: fairyQueen092
Subject: Where Did You Big Chop? Advice needed
Date Posted: Dec 11 2012 at 7:47pm
I'm dying to cut off my relaxed ends, but I'm 100% sure I cannot do it myself. I have two options: Go to the local natural hair salon, that has good reviews, but needs a $40 consultation before you make an appointment ( the haircut itself would be $20+) OR go to a local black barbershop?

I need to decide soon before I come up with more stupid reasons of why I shouldn't BC.

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Posted By: dayumash93
Date Posted: Dec 11 2012 at 9:45pm
I was due for a touch up with no intention of going natural when I BC'ed. As a result, I kept my appointment with my stylist and she sheered me because it was convenient. Otherwise I would have just gone to a shop. Depending on how much hair you've got to trim off, I'd look/ feel it out on your own. If you're not confident enough for that, just go to the salon. Barber shops can jack you up something nasty.


Posted By: bebe88
Date Posted: Dec 12 2012 at 6:04am
My husband and I did it. I just slathered a bunch of gel in my hair so he could tell what needed to be cut. I did the front n he did the back. It took us about an hour.

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Posted By: EasterBell
Date Posted: Dec 12 2012 at 9:00am
I did it .. Just looked in the mirror (w/ spray bottle in hand) and started cutting. Mines wasn't a very big chop though.


Posted By: sugabanana
Date Posted: Dec 12 2012 at 9:32am
My husband took the clippers and went in. Unless your getting some other kind of treatment done a $10 cut will suffice. Nothing special to cutting hair off. You could do your own treatments at home. Your hair will be short anyways.



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Posted By: yaya24
Date Posted: Dec 12 2012 at 9:42am
I cut it myself in the bathroom.

I cut off all of the "obvious" relaxed pieces then cowashed and left some cheapie vo5 in, and cut the missed straight ends.

Yay!!
Do it yourself..
Or if you have a hubby, let him help.


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Posted By: saxssyvixen29
Date Posted: Dec 12 2012 at 9:53am
I did it using conditioner in my bathroom after watching some "big chop" youtube videos.


Posted By: bajanbklyngirl
Date Posted: Dec 12 2012 at 10:22am
Originally posted by yaya24 yaya24 wrote:

I cut it myself in the bathroom.

I cut off all of the "obvious" relaxed pieces then cowashed and left some cheapie vo5 in, and cut the missed straight ends.


Yay!!
Do it yourself..
Or if you have a hubby, let him help.


Bolded is pretty much what I just did. The relaxed ends were obvious at that point.


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Posted By: maysay1
Date Posted: Dec 12 2012 at 10:30am
I did it in my bathroom at home...but I was already natural.

Anyway, it depends on how much natural hair you have what your end goal is. Do you just want to get rid of the relaxed ends? You can easily do that at home.

But if you want to have your natural hair cut into a nice shape (so a real haircut, for example, like a devacut) I would suggest finding someone who specializes in cutting curly hair. I've been to several natural hair salons that don't have anyone who really knows how to shape curly hair (and many don't even know how to gently comb natural hair). 


Posted By: fairyQueen092
Date Posted: Dec 12 2012 at 12:55pm
Hmmm... I just want to get rid of the relaxed ends but there's so much tho, I'm 11 month post and bsl. I'm worried about seeing the back of my head

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Bhm sucks. Lets see how long it will take to get siggys back -__-


Posted By: lalaLeslie
Date Posted: Dec 12 2012 at 11:54pm
Most people do it themselves. Idk how to, and since I go to school in the suburbs w/ no type of local transportation, I used the closest place to my uni which was super cuts. One of those generic chain hair cuttery places. It wasn't a good experience tbh. It made me feel uncomfortable like they were judging me. The first lady was looking at my hair like "WTF" and had to get someone else to do it. Although she didn't handle my hair as gently as I'd like, what's done is done. And the hair cut came out okay. It was definitely cheaper than that. Since they washed it, It came out to around 18 dollars minus my tip. 
The place you're thinking about is quite pricy though. 40$ a consultation. It's just a cut, and it's not like a style, you're just going through and cutting the relaxed ends off. So I'd go to a barber or to a regular black hair salon. 


Posted By: tvlady
Date Posted: Dec 13 2012 at 4:52pm
I went to the barbershop and told him to cut at the line of demarcation.  That is what he did and he charged me 20 dollars. I went home and washed it to get the curls. I wouldn't do it myself unless I was cutting low like a ceasar, but I transitioned for 6 months and didn't want to mess it up. Plus he shaped it a bit for me 

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Posted By: PepInMyStep
Date Posted: Dec 13 2012 at 9:52pm
I went to a barbershop. Great decision. My hair was even and looked great. 


Posted By: solena
Date Posted: Dec 13 2012 at 10:15pm
i always do it myself because i dont trust anyone to give me a cut or trim


Posted By: tasty0619
Date Posted: Dec 14 2012 at 3:06pm
Originally posted by yaya24 yaya24 wrote:

I cut it myself in the bathroom.

I cut off all of the "obvious" relaxed pieces then cowashed and left some cheapie vo5 in, and cut the missed straight ends.



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Posted By: Lwhite1960
Date Posted: Dec 14 2012 at 5:16pm
My hubby did mine, before the chemotherapy took it out. 

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Posted By: Jess
Date Posted: Dec 14 2012 at 10:34pm
Originally posted by bajanbklyngirl bajanbklyngirl wrote:

Originally posted by yaya24 yaya24 wrote:

I cut it myself in the bathroom.

I cut off all of the "obvious" relaxed pieces then cowashed and left some cheapie vo5 in, and cut the missed straight ends.


Yay!!
Do it yourself..
Or if you have a hubby, let him help.


Bolded is pretty much what I just did. The relaxed ends were obvious at that point.
Me too.

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Posted By: Heavy Rotation
Date Posted: Dec 15 2012 at 1:47am
i did it myself...and i am not a "hair person."  never trimmed or cut my hair before.  but after transitioning and handling everything myself...no way was i giving this up to a stylist...

i highly recommend doing it yourself.  if you want a dope shape, then go to a professional, but if you just want to get rid of your relaxed ends, do it yourself. :-)

good luck!


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Posted By: fairyQueen092
Date Posted: Dec 15 2012 at 2:23pm
Thanks everyone

I've decided to do it myself, since no one else can be as gentle.

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Bhm sucks. Lets see how long it will take to get siggys back -__-


Posted By: Miss SDY
Date Posted: Dec 15 2012 at 9:18pm
Both times I did it myself.. Just slathered some gel on my hair and rolled with it!
 
This time, I may let the stylist that does my sew-ins do it when I take this one down and before she puts another one in..
 
But to be honest, it is hard to find someone who cares about your hair as much as you do and it is better to do it yourself. JMO
 
 


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Posted By: datigress2005
Date Posted: Dec 16 2012 at 10:03pm
Did it myself in the bathroom late one night armed with a  spray bottle and some scissors.

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