It’s my Two Year Naturalversary and I am still loving my natural hair. I’ve been having so much fun with my hair and that’s what it’s all about. I cut it about 8 times, and I’ve tried all types of styles, and plan to try lots more. Life is too short to have boring hair. If you’re considering doing the Big Chop, go for it. I always say it’s just hair, it will grow back… but it’s more than just hair. It’s an experience.

Two Year Naturalversary

A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.

-Coco Chanel

This is especially true when it comes down to the Big Chop. It takes a lot of courage to chop off all of your hair. The Big Chop can be life altering in a positive way. Where you feel free, brand new, reborn, like you’re getting a fresh start. Or it can be a negative experience with feelings of low self-esteem, panic and (unnecessary) stress. Although my experience started off on a negative note ( read My Natural Hair Story), it has been a positive experience overall.

Not only did cutting off my hair change my physical appearance, but it also transformed me mentally and spiritually. I learned to love myself. Truly love myself inside and out. Flaws and all. I learned to see the beauty in my kinks and coils, and those of my fellow naturalistas. But it went beyond hair.  I became more self aware. More comfortable with my culture. I started to see the world in a different light. Really see the “things” going on in the world around me. Woke. Unapologetically Black. And proud.  It’s crazy how a simple haircut caused this domino effect within. But I’m not complaining.

So yes, my natural hair journey has been an extremely positive experience for me. On this 2nd Naturalversary I am proud to say that I’d do it all over again. Feel free to share your experience in the comments!

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  1. Congratulations on your anniversary! I celebrate my 12 year naturalversary in February (did a big chop in 2005 and cried like a baby. Followed by another big chop in 2009 and smiled from ear to ear). Like you I found it freeing and I further embarked on self reflection and embraced my spiritual nature ?? it’s only hair and it’s mine!

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