It's been 5 days since my big chop. I'm hanging in there! I still don't regret doing it, although I have had a few frustrated moments:
* The hair on top still has some relaxed ends, but I'm afraid to cut them. The texture on top is different than the rest of my head because it doesn't curl/kink like the back and the sides. I don't want to cut too much off making the top shorter than the rest. I also don't know if there's some heat damage going on, or my curl patter really is looser there. I'm going to just keep using small rollers on the top until it grows a little more.
* I haven't been experimenting with products like I wanted to, because I've had to work, and I don't want to risk a crazy looking hair day. I've only been using Ecostyler gel. This weekend, I'm going to try some curling products.
* I still don't know what I'm using as a moisturizer. Lucky for me, my hair hasn't been too dry. I've been using Giovanni Direct Leave-in after I co-wash, and on days I don't co-wash, I spray some water/coconut oil mix on my hair.
* I've been getting some good feedback so far. I went to a party the other day where a lot of my friends were, and they gave me some nice compliments. I've been told I have the face for it, that I look younger, and short hair is what I always should wear. The only people who don't like it are my father and this guy at my job. I could care less what either of them thinks.
The journey continues...