I did the exact same thing: transitioning for a year in braids! I think I will braid again for the summer because thats when I will be traveling a lot (and in Norcal, summer is like our winter, so I want to protect it as much as possible). I was planning on doing individual braid extensions because they last about 2 months if well taken care of. But I've also been considering goddess braids because they will take a shorter amount of time to put in...
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last relaxer: November 2008
big chop: November 2009
4a, fine, dense, teeny weeny coils with low porosity