Found in Transition: Cipriana Quann on The Art of Big Chopping

Scissors in one hand, doubt in the other—you have decided to take the plunge and go for the Big Chop! If you are thinking about taking the step into the glorious world of natural hairdom, but not quite ready for the big chop, then transitioning is something you may consider. Although I big chopped 6 years ago, I have transitioned two times in the past before my BC (big chop), each time the result was from a chemically treated process that went horribly wrong. With each transitioning experience I learned what worked and why the art of big chopping was such a tremendously beneficial part of my successful hair journey.