Big Chop vs Transitioning: Which One’s Right for You?

I can officially write a post like this with an unbiased opinion, I transitioned for a year and 3 months and I have just big chopped! Yaay! Deciding to start a natural hair journey can be scary- really scary. You know that embarking on a hair journey will mean cutting off relaxed or damaged ends, and growing out your beautiful curls. There are two ways for this to be done: performing a big chop or transitioning. There are pros and cons to both of these methods that should be considered before … [Read more...]

Natural Hair and Transitioning Styles

originally posted on Treasured LocksTransitioning from permed or relaxed hair to natural hair should be an exciting time for you. It should not be a time of intimidation or of a feeling of loss. Many women face objections from boyfriends, husbands, family and even in the workplace. While we can't help you with those social and political pressures, we can give you some tips on what to expect and how to make the transition as easy as possible.What to Expect When Transitioning to Natural HairPeople … [Read more...]

A Transitioning Story: Toni

My name is Toni I'm 18 years old I'm in my first year of college I'm studying nursing and hope to be a RN in a couple of years. My hair journey started January 2012 when i got my last perm my senior year of high school , my relaxed hair was never damaged i always had long hair I got tired of having straight hair all the time it was so boring & I began to fall in love with big hair. Since i got a perm at s young age i was very curious about how my natural hair looked. So Jan,19 2012, was … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: LaDonna

I would first like thank you for featuring me in your blog! My name is LaDonna and I'm 21 years old from Cleveland, Ohio. I am a medical assistant at an Express Care clinic in Strongsville and a Nursing student at Cuyahoga Community College. Both of my parents are African-American and I have 3C/4A type hair. How long have you been natural?I've been natural for 1 year and 2 months now and I absolutely love it! #relaxed daysWhat motivated you to go natural? Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Maddy

 Hi, my name is Maddy Wooten! I am originally from Charleston, SC, grew up in Orlando and Miami, FLand now reside in Los Angeles, CA! ! How long have you been natural?I have been natural for four solid years now! With the exception of coloring my hair, regretting it, and cutting it off again. What motivated you to transition? I decided to go natural for several reasons. The most obvious reason was that my hair was severely damaged! 75% of my hair fell out from color and relaxers. It was … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: LaFonda

My name is La-Fonda and I’m from South Carolina. I decided (again) to become natural April of 2010. I was natural before for 5 years. (Thanks for repping Global Couture 'Curly Girl' tee.) How long have you been natural? I have been natural for 3 years. What motivated you to transition? Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper & why? I was a transitioner. What motivated me to transition was the fact that perms were NOT good for me. I hated the fact that I had to pay $40 every … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Tya

My name is Tya, I’m from Winston Salem NC. I am 21 years old and a senior at Campbell University.How long have you been natural?I have always had naturally curly hair but in my senior year of high school I got a perm. I went back natural at the end of my junior year ofcollege.   What motivated you totransition? Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper & why?During college, I neglected my hair andit had become unhealthy. I was too scared to do the big chop so I became atransitioner. The … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Tonoya

My name is Tonoya. I am 34 years old from Grand Rapids, Mi.How long have you been natural?I have “officially” been natural since April 2012. What motivated your transition? Were you a transition or a big chop? Why?I was always the chick that had to have the straightest wrap by any means I would get a fresh perm then flat iron & wrap my hair up then it was good to go. Over the years this very unhealthy regimen of chemicals , heat and no moisture got the best of my hair (damaged very bad) so I … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Ashley White

My name is Ashley White and I’m 24 years old. I was born and raised in Detroit, but I currently reside in Farmington Hills (a suburb of Detroit).  My hair journey has been interesting to say the least. You could say that I’m a newbie and I’m still figuring out what works for me and what doesn’t. What’s been funny about my hair journey is that in those moments where I wanted to give up on being natural, someone would come up to me and say “I just love your hair.” How long have you been … [Read more...]