“To Cut or Not to Cut" - The Big Chop Edition.

Updated: Oct 10, 2020

“To cut or not to cut” - that’s the decision I have been trying to make over the years.  Being a science and naturalistic girl at heart, I have always wanted to know what makes something work and flourish.

My hair and I, have a love and hate relationship. Those that know me personally, know that I has very long Afro hair. To me, I felt it was too hard to handle those lush curls given to me in its natural state; to the point where I would chemically straighten it which would then result in it’s thinner hair.

In 2013, that’s when my love for creating my own hair products grew, due to a horrific experience at the hairdressers (but that’s a story for another day 😅).

I took matters into my own hands and hit the kitchen, creating my first ever buttercream recipe and believe me, it worked. The damage was undone and my hair came back to life. 

From then on, I was really in and out of the ‘natural hair’ phase - but still experimenting. Just before I had my daughter, the same thoughts came back to my mind and I found myself questioning what kind of example I wanted to set for my daughter. I knew I wanted her to embrace her natural hair. 

After years of internal deliberations, I’ve done it. I did the chop and cut off the long damaged, tired and thinned out relaxed hair. Like Coco Chanel once said: 

“A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” I couldn’t agree more with this statement. I felt like a new woman taking on a new journey. 

I felt ready to embark on this new journey with the wealth and knowledge I have acquired over the years. So watch this space! I’ll be using my own range of products on my head to monitor its growth and to see how much my hair blossoms. Of course I will keep you all updated on the progress. 

I encourage you all to take that leap and do that big chop if your hair is not growing healthily or if it has unrepairable heat damage, if it is over processed etc. 

Don’t be afraid, it is worth the risk once your hair starts growing back healthy. 

‘Length’ means nothing when the head of hair is damaged. To those that are clinging onto their hair length even though the hair is not healthy... stop. It’s not cute. Start over, start over with Sophia Haircare and watch how your hair blossoms. 


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