Tag Archives: big chop

Good HEAD: Amanda

9 Jan

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Introduce yourself !

Hi! I’m Amanda G professional model, image consultant, and some may even say socialite. I tend to be passionate about anything that I’m doing at the moment.

How long have you been natural?

I have been relaxer free for about 4 years now, but wearing my fro about 3 years.

Did you transition or big chop?

I have done the big chop about 4 times, and regularly get my hair cut. Continue reading

A Closer Look: 2nd Big Chop

26 Nov

Just wanted to come and give a closer look on my big chop. Please tell me what you think=)

Don’t Stop, Big Chop: Courtney

26 Nov

Why did you bigchop?

I big chopped for numerous reasons, If you go back to my 2 year natural anniversary you can read why here. Another reason that I didn’t talk about is because I wanted to do something different to my hair. I was always trying new things with my hair. I’ve had long hair, short hair, red hair and orange hair ( sounds like a Dr. Seuss book lol) and the only thing that was left was natural hair. When my hair was straight I also loved to wear rod sets and pin curls and figured why not go for a more permanent look.

When did you big chop? 

The first time I big chopped was on August 6, 2010 and the second time was October 23rd,2010. 

What made you big chop again? 

I big chopped for the 2nd time because I wanted to see my hair in a new style. When I big chopped for the first time it was just to get the relaxer out of my hair but for the 2nd time I wanted to play around with some new styles since I know how to take care of my natural hair and know what it needs to flourish. I also had suffered from some heat damage. It wasn’t noticeable but I knew it was there and that bothered me.

How did you feel? What was your reaction?

I felt great. I love my big chop way more the 2nd time around since it was in a style.

What are you doing to take care of your hair?

I co-wash my hair once a week with Tresemme Naturals moisturizing conditioner. Then I apply JBCO to my hair and seal with Giovonni’s weightless moisture leave in. I only wash my hair with shampoo once a month.

Do your regret your decision?

Not at all. I know it is hair and will grow all back.

What words of encouragement would you give someone contemplating the big chop? 

Just do it. You will never know how you look with something until you try it.

The Big Chop Party hosted by yours truly ;)

24 Nov

Because y’all know we love the Big Chop. Why Not Celebrate it?

Where are you going to do your BIG CHOP? and When? No better time and place then at Formula Salon on Jan 20th! Make it a celebration! Join us for the BIG CHOP PARTY, Jan 20th. Tickets start at $7 for guests and beauty packages to include the BIG CHOP start at $28. We will have hors d’oevres, wine, beauty bags and dinner to order. We’ve partnerned with the restaurant next door and we’ll have vendors and music there. 2 side by side venues, 1 big party! Master stylist Katrina Pascal and team will be on site, eyelash extensions, eyebrow threading, skin and make up consultation..FRESH START, NEW YEAR, NEW YOU! Get your tickets now: bigchopparty.eventbrite.com. : )

How to find the right hair product

18 Nov

Having trouble finding the perfect product for your hair? Here are a couple tips to keep in mind next time you shop the aisle!!!

Study your hair– Take the time to evaluate your hair. Notice the texture, thickness and porosity. Someone who has dry hair, for example, will need something different from someone who has oily or frizzy hair. Analyze your hair to determine which products will work best for you. Not all hair products are created equal!!

Pay attention to ingredients– The right ingredients are essential for healthy hair. Usually the first 3-5 ingredients listed are the main elements in the product. If you have found that in the past your hair has rejected those ingredients. Stay away from those ingredients and find hair care products that work for your specific hair needs. Continue reading

Good HEAD: Shakira

12 Nov

 Introduce yourself ! 

Well hellooooo!! My name is Shakira and I was born and raised on the tropical island of Grenada. I’ve lived Richmond for the past 3 years but resided in Florida since I was 13.

Don’t Stop, Big Chop: Bria

8 Nov

Why did you bigchop?

I did the big chop because I’m going natural

When did you big chop?

I cut it October 19th 2012

How did you feel? What was your reaction? 

I felt free after I cut it and my reaction was me standing in front of the mirror loving my natural hair!

What are you doing to take care of your hair?

I use shea moisture products and I make sure I use leave in conditoner. Plus I use curl and wave gel.

Do your regret your decision?

I definitely don’t regret cutting my hair off

What words of encouragement would you give someone contemplating the big chop?

My words of encouragement would be…just do it! You will feel free and it gives you a new confidence!