Stick with it. I've only been transitioning for about 5 months. And sometimes it can be hard...but only because hair is hair...it does what it wants some days.
This place && youtube keep me going strong. There are a lot of videos and what not showing you how to do protective styles with low-to-no manipulation. They also show other girls throughout their hair journey and products they use.
Youtube channels: NikkiMae2003 , jerseystylezz , KandeeLovesYa , msvaughn , prettydimples01 , seemyhealthyhair and SOOOOOOOOOO MANY MORE! All these girls on youtube are SUCH an inspiration to me! Some did do the big chop but there are a lot who are long term transitioners!
I have learned a lot about my hair even though I do get frustrated as from the earlier post that I posted. lol but I will never get another relaxer...i'm just anxious for my natural hair to grow. =D I hope this helped.
Rocking a TWA!
Hair Type: 4a, I think
Still working on my hair regimen
Clarifying: Giovanni 50-50
Co-Wash: Tresemme Remoisturize Conditioner
DC: MyHoneyChild Honey Hair Mask
LI: KCKT/Mixed Silk
Moisturizer: Water, now trying Qhemet BRBC
Sealing: Jojoba oil, shea butter or burnt sugar pomade