Have you considered transitioning styles? Like bantu knot outs, twist outs, braid outs, buns, things that will keep you from wanting to go back to the creamy crack? These styles helped me keep from going back to the perm during my transition; I was a stan for my twist out.
Also try youtubing some transition styles or protective styles as they are more commonly known.
Welcome to NC.
last relaxer; 082708, BC; 081810, CG; 122410
high porosity, med/coarse texture, high density, color treated