Transition Option #1: The Big Chop
You may have heard of the big chop and seen so many curly naturals chop off their relaxed hair to fully transition into their natural hair. Most of the time, these big chops leave you with very short hair and everyone may not be as confident to rock their new low fro.
The big chop is for someone who is adventurous and does not mind a short mane for a period of time. A lot of curly girls do not choose the big chop because they are not ready to say goodbye to their length, but it is actually beneficial because you won't have to use different products to treat your relaxed ends and natural roots.
Ways to Big Chop and still be confident
Some women are bold and live out loud and do not mind cutting all of their hair off, no matter the length. There are ways that you can big chop and still rock the styles that you want.
Protective styling, such as goddess and crochet braids can help your hair to grow and have the length you want.
Please check out this blog post to learn about the best and worst protective styles for your natural hair whether transitioning or not.
Transition Option #2: Slow Transition
This may be the most popular option when transitioning your hair to become completely natural. This is for the curly girl who wants to grow her natural hair out to a longer length before choosing to big chop or in this case small chop.
The small chop allows you to be in control of the length your hair will be once you decide to cut off all of the relaxed ends. A lot of naturals feel confident with this method because they can still wear their hair out and in protective styles and it may feel the most normal because much isn't changing besides when you decide to chop it all off.
Whether you choose to big chop or small chop is completely up to you and they both are methods that should be considered when deciding to go natural