The Chop!

Today was the big day!!


I made the decision last month to cut off all my relaxed hair and I finally made it home this weekend to get my hair done.

I brought my best friend Tatyana, a veteran of the big chop, to the salon with me as moral support, as well as my mom. These are some of the before pictures…

And the after!

I know, probably the most attractive face I’ve ever made. But I think I redeemed myself later today when Taty and I went to the playground to play with her camera.

Personally I think she belongs on Pinterest…ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

After our little photo shoot we went back to my place and made some awesome smoothies!


If you’re interested, here’s the recipe!

To make enough for two you’ll need:

4 large strawberries, quartered

A couple of pineapple cubes (I used about 4 or 5)

One kiwi, sliced

A handful of ice

Optional: vanilla protein powder, about one tbsp.

To make, just throw everything into a blender and blend away!

The protein powder adds a little sweetness and takes away a bit of the sour taste.

It’s my go-to smoothie recipe and I never get tired of it!


Right now we’re watching The Diary of a Mad Black Woman, full and happy.

I can’t begin to express how much I love my hair. I knew I wouldn’t regret the decision to cut it, but I didn’t know I would fall in love with my texture again so fast. It’s funny how little it takes to give my hair curls and softness. This was a big step on my journey to natural hair, and even if it takes a long time I look forward to enjoying every moment of it.


One comment

  1. Ndeshimona · October 13, 2013

    Beautiful!! Congrats on your Big Chop! Enjoy your TWA, it’s the simplest your hair will be for a long time 😉

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