Most mammals take the turning of the seasons as a cue to put on an extra layer of protective covering, not shave it all off.
Thinking back, it was kind of an advantageous time for me to do it. I’d been transitioning without knowing I was transitioning since early in the year. In October 2012, I big chopped. I didn’t schedule any of it. I was just done, the same way I was done relaxing.
I can’t say I would’ve been confident enough to rock an inch of hair in public (I didn’t get a shape-up or tapered cut.) Heck, my own family found the change unsettling. But, with the cold weather, I could wear hats to keep warm and keep my new do under wraps for months. All while my hair blossomed.
Maybe you’re like I was. If so, planning your big chop for the season to bundle up might be the way to go. Not everyone goes into being natural with a fierceness to match their cut. Consider giving yourself time to get used to the change, to get to know and be comfortable with your crown without undue scrutiny. Trust, I had to build up my confidence and consciousness about my choice to big chop and my styling choices thereafter. That came in real handy when the naysaying started in. But that’s a story for another day.
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