I want to know is it best to just do a big chop when there is 3-4 inches of new growth hair on your head or to chop as you go? For me my hair is shoulder length and I think for me doing the big chop a few months from now will probably cause me to have a meltdown. I think chopping it off slowly would work best for me. What do you think? At this point I do not want braids, weaves, or wigs. I just want to nurture my hair. Thanks for your opinion.