Remember when Solange made her big chop back in 2009 and went on Oprah to talk about why she felt more liberated than ever? Four years ago, Solange set the Internet abuzz and naturalistas have been embracing their hair more and more ever since. We’re not saying that women didn’t rock their natural locks before, but it did mark an era where more women finally felt the urge to knock over society’s so-called hair standards: many decided to let go of their weaves and relaxers and wear their hair in its natural state. Today, most of us find ourselves oohing and aahing at twist outs on Pinterest and Instagram in a way we likely never imagined a decade ago.
Bianca Alexa recently reached out to us to share her natural hair journey and we thought it would serve as great inspiration to those of you who are considering making the big chop (and she can share hair tips to those of you who are already natural!) Bianca had been coloring and relaxing her hair for practically her entire life and after suffering extreme damage to her strands, she decided to stop relaxing her hair in April 2011. In March 2012, she made the big chop and has been natural ever since. A year and a half later and Bianca’s hair couldn’t be more gorgeous! Check out her natural hair journey below:
To get more hair tips and inspiration from Bianca, check out her Youtube channel at simplybiancaalexa.