So you’re considering The Big Chop! It’s a huge move and not one that you should do unless you’re positively sure of your decision. Don’t worry if you’re stressing and nervous about it; many who are thinking about doing it feel the same. Some might take years to go for it while others are absolutely certain in minutes. If you really want to do it and feel it might be right for you, the following are four benefits of doing TBC.
Depending on how much you chopped off, you might be able to just get up and go in the morning without doing anything to your hair. Before TBC, let’s say you usually spend 10 minutes on your hair in the morning and 10 minutes in the evening. At 20 minutes per day, that would work out to be 140 minutes per week, 560 minutes per month, and 6,720 minutes per year, and that’s just a low estimate. Imagine what you could do with that time! Even if the style is super short, it would still require much less maintenance than longer hair.
You Have to Deal with One Hair Texture
You’re probably used to dealing with two different hair textures: your hair as it is when it’s relaxed and when it’s natural. When you do TBC, your hair is one texture, which means that’s all you have to focus on and work with whether you keep it the length it is or you decide to grow it out.
It Forces You to Find More Confidence
It can be easy to almost hide behind hair that is long, a certain style, or a certain color, but when you take a chance and chop off all that hair, it leaves you open to the world. It may sound scary and intimidating, but it can be a truly great thing. You make your hair work for you, not the other way around. You can dig up the confidence you didn’t know you had to make sure that your new style is as fierce as possible.
You’ll Spend Less Money
If you’re thinking the money aspect isn’t such a big deal, go to where you keep your hair products and total up the cost of all of them that you’re currently using. Then consider the amount you spend on other products and services for your hair, such as haircuts, and factor that in. Of course, you’re still going to have to buy hair products, but you won’t have to use as much of them, and some of them you might not even have to use again at all. That’s a lot of money you could save.
Those are only four of the benefits of doing The Big Chop, but there are several others to consider as well that may just convince you to take the big step. It’s a bold decision, so take the time to decide what you want to do. Others are going to have an opinion before and after you cut your hair on whether or not you should do it or should have done it, but just remember that you’re the one that’s going to be showing off the style on a daily basis. If you really want to do it and you love the benefits, go for it!