** Woo Hoo! I'm Natural!! (Big Chop Pic Heavy) **

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  1. Mook's hair

    Mook's hair New Member

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    Hi, everybody! I finally ended my long term transition and did the Big Chop:
    I now have the hair of my youth once again. Now bring me length!:grin:

    Date of Last Relaxer: April 17, 2007
    Date of Big Chop: April 17, 2009
    Length of Transition: 24 Months

    :yep:My relaxed hair was healthy and on the grow. I'm not anti-relaxer at all, Transitioning is just something I decided to do for me.
    If you want to know more about why, it is explained here.
    http://journals.fotki.com/Mooks-hair/my-bad-relaxer-story/
    This is a comparison shot. Right now I'm very hair anorexic because of the shrinkage.
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    I started with my hair in a puff, moistened it with some water and did some small snips.
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    Then I took the puff down, added more water & conditioner and trimmed one section at a time. Here are some of the ends.
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    I did a few additional passes after getting the main parts, then I twisted it when I finished.
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    I haven't taken any loose hair photos yet because I'm still getting used to all of this. But here's how I scooped it up a few days later.
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    There are some additional photos in my fotki if you're interested.

    Even though my chop is not "that" BIG, it was still a bit jarring to cut off that length. I didn't have to cut any from the back section because all the relaxed ends were gone from there just from trimming throughout my transition.:lick:

    I'll be playing around with styles and moisture for the next few months and soon I'll post a pic of the fro uncensored.:afro:

    I am happy to help answer any long term transitioning questions any time just hit me with a PM or leave a message on my fotki.:yep:

     
  2. BrandNew

    BrandNew Loc'd up and loving it!

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    Congrats!! Your twists look so neat.
     
  3. JustKiya

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    Congrats!!!! You have some gorgeous twists! I can't wait to see what the full fro looks like!
     
  4. Kismet79

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    Congratulations! :bouncy: I wish I could get my twists as neat as yours. :yep:
     
  5. TaraDyan

    TaraDyan Natural again ... this time for good!

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    Oh wow!!! Congrats on your big chop, Mookster!! Your hair looks FAB ... and you did a great job with your transition!
     
  6. sandee1on1

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    Congratulations! I want that puff!
     
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    Congratulations
     
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    Congrats on BC !!!!
     
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    Yay!! Congrats, Mook!
     
  10. KinksnCurlz

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    B-E-A-UUUTIFUL!
     
  11. Kurly K

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    Congrats!!! its beautiful!! i commend ur patience!
     
  12. camilla

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    WOW mook you r such an inspiration OB btw thanks ( for the tutorial) i am putting in twist next weekend
     
  13. SimpleBrooklyn

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    'Bout damn time!!! LOL. It looks great. I love the thickness:) Yeah!!!!!!!!
     
  14. Carrie A

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    Yay! Great twists!
     
  15. prettynatural

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    congrats and welcome!
     
  16. nurseN98

    nurseN98 Ayiti cherie

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    Congratulations! Your hair is beautiful :yep: I was thinking you might be bc'ing soon
     
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    may i just say your hair is simply off the chain:grin:

    ::eek:ff to stalk your fotki::
     
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    Congratulations!!!!
     
  19. mkd

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    Your looks sooooo pretty!
     
  20. Ntrlmystik

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    Very nice!
     
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    Congrats lady! Your hair looks so healthy! I'm so happy for you. That was a long transition, but it was definitely worth it! Gorgeous hair!
     
  22. SunnyDelight

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    Woo Hoo!!!

    Its beautiful Mook. Can't wait to see it out.
     
  23. mrsjohnson75

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    Congratulations your hair is soo beautiful!!! I'm always in your fotki and I love your braided styles as well!
     
  24. Pooks

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    Finally Mook! You know we've been waiting... CONGRATS GIRL!!!
     
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    Beautiful head of hair! Now...let me see some wash n go pics! lol
     
  26. loulou82

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    :dance7: Oh happy day! Congrats Mook!!!
     
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    Congrats on the BC! Your twists look great!
     
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    Wow, those twists are beautiful.
     
  29. zzirvingj

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    CONGRATULATIONS!! :drunk::drunk::drunk:
    Your twists are absolutely GORGEOUS---IMMACULATE :drunk:

    You did a great job on your transition and your pics show it. Your hair is healthy, and MAN...you got SO much growth!!

    VERY inspirational. Can't wait to see your future progress :yep:
     
  30. Allandra

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    Way to go Mook.

    How much relaxed hair did you have left that you cut off?
     

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