When a woman with chemically processed hair decides that she wants to go natural, she may consider doing the big chop. To ‘Big Chop’ or ‘BC’ is to chop off the majority of one’s hair, which is relaxed, while leaving only the new growth, which is natural. The first step in the process is stop relaxing your hair. So instead of getting your next touch up, you will simply be asking your stylist to cut it all off! If you are thinking of doing the big chop, here are a few things to consider in order to make your experience less stressful and more enjoyable.