I am new to this. I had been wanting to go natural for a while but fear was causing me to think otherwise. Well, my last perm was November 23, 2009. I am excited about what's to come. My hair is extremely thick and it grows really fast. I would like to do a long term transition even though one of my bffs has done a BC. The only issue I am experiencing is the dryness. Any suggestions? Thanks!