Every time one of my clients decide to do The Big Chop (TBC), there are a range of emotions from excitement. mixed with a little anxiety and a bunch of nerves. Once Ive completed their transformation and I reveal to them their new look, the initial response is usually, “wow, I did it” or “my hair is really short” or “I really like it” followed up with…”how to I take care of it at home?”.
Learning, loving and caring for your natural hair at home is where the real journey begins. Make sure you take the recommend steps to ensure that your freshly cropped hair has what it needs to stay moisturized and nourished as it grows.
First and foremost, accept your new look. If you think it is too short, don’t worry it will grow. Show kindness and respect your hair, speaking only words of affirmation to your tresses. This may sound like an “out there” concept to some, but believe me, it works. Remember, what you put in is what you will get out.
The following is a suggested daily and weekly routine to jump start you on your journey to healthy hair care:
- Moisturizing Shampoo (as needed)
- Spray Water Bottle (in between shampoos)
- Nourishing Scalp Oil (massage into scalp as needed)
- Leave in Conditioner (work through hair)
- Clear Gel (Quarter size, to define curls)
- Mousse (optional, for curl retention)
- Sponge (optional, for curl definition)
- Satin Cap/Pillowcase (at night to lock in moisture)
Everyone’s hair type is unique to them. As you embark on your journey into healthy hair, you will find products and a regime that works best for you. Be patient and enjoy the journey!
Jane B.- “Your Beauty is My Passion”