10 classy and cute big chop hairstyles
Obviously, this page is dedicated to 4c hairstyles. And we know that more and more black women decide to go natural nowadays.
And one of the best ways to give your 4c hair a fresh start and chance to grow back longer, thicker, and healthier is by doing the big chop.
By doing a big chop and either cutting off all the relaxed ends of your hair or cut off all your hair into a very very short style (sometimes bald), you get rid of your unhealthy hair.
However, hair takes a while to grow back, especially if you desire to rock beautiful medium-length 4c hairstyles.
So what to do after the big chop?
Look no further, we assorted a number of simple but cute big chop hairstyles that will help you transition with style.
1. Tapered Cut
A beautiful big chop hairstyle when you need to cut off most of your edges to gain back a healthy hairline is the tapered cut.
This natural haircut gets shorter in length as it goes down the back and behind the ears. Because of the long hair on top, you can perfectly style them into cute curls, locks and knots.
Lorissa Nelson shows us how to get bomb curls on a tapered cut here.
2. Defined Curls (Curl Sponge)
A great big chop protective style is of course to define your curls. This very simple, but cute look is a perfect everyday hairstyle because it only takes a few minutes.
By using a hair sponge women with 4c hair are able to achieve defined curls, coils, and even twists.
To find out how to use the hair sponge, take a look at this video.
3. 360 Waves
360 waves, also called natural waves or brush waves are actually a very popular hairstyle for black men. If you have any brothers, male friends, or boyfriends that are attempting 360 waves, then you are familiar with the constant hairbrush in their hand.
But this hairstyle looks as equally fresh on black women.
If you want to know how to create 360 waves the right way, then this video will give you a great beginner-friendly introduction.
4. Brush Less Waves
If you want to take your wave game up a notch from the 360 waves and don’t want to brush your hair excessively, then this method might be for you.
With this style, your hair is prepped for the waves while you are washing your hair with shampoo.
Super simple and definitely worth a try. For a quick tutorial click here.
5. Wash N Go
The whole point of the big chop is to grow your hair back healthy and with as little strain on it as possible.
While a good gel and edge control don’t hurt from time to time, sometimes it’s nice to give your hair just a little break from heavy products.
So if you want to know how to achieve a soft Wash ‘N’ Go, watch Nia Hope slay the look.
6. Finger Coils
Finger Coils are a great styling option for 4c hair because it lasts up to two weeks, which means less maintenance on your part.
And the best part is, that all you need for this low-maintenance technique are your fingers and the big chop natural hair products of your choice.
This finger coil tutorial is very easy to follow and will definitely increase your interest to try it out.
7. Slick Down Style
There is nothing more time-consuming than trying to slick down your natural 4c hair. And the shorter the harder it get it seems.
However, that very elegant Amber Rose inspired style is perfect for a romantic night out or a classy Sunday brunch.
And with a lot of patience and gel, you can eventually make the look work even after your big chop.
Don’t believe me? Well check it out for yourself here.
8. Mold and Go
Those of you who know about short hair, know that the perfect mold is everything and will make you go from o to 10 in minutes.
However, if you are not a professional it can be hard to sculpt the hair not the perfect mold because there is a definite technique to it.
But as always, I roamed the internet for you ladies and found a very detailed tutorial on how to mold your short 4c hair.
9. Finger Waves
Finger Waves are a great hairstyle for natural hair that is between 2-4 inches short. And yes, it works even better if you have relaxed hair.
This sleepy style requires a lot of gel but will have you turn heads wherever you go.
If you feel like an Amateur, then this how-to video will make you feel better.
10. Perm Rod Set
Last but certainly not least, we had to feature this beautiful style in our list of big chop hairstyles for smooth and bouncy curls without using heat.
Perm rods have been a thing for short to medium-length 4c hairstyles for a while, but did you know that you can use them even if you recently cut off most of your hair?
This look is a versatile protective style and perfect for transitioning hair.
Watch this video on how to get a perfect perm rod set on very short natural hair.