Hi guys! I'm from NYC.
I registered a long time ago, but was inactive/nonexistent prior to 3 days ago. I've been following hair blogs/vids/other forums for a while now, but NC has some REALLY good info that others lack (or, at least, it's emphasized more here). I think this makes for a more "guided" DIY experience.
I was natural (4a) my whole life and decided to elongate my coils/curls w/ a mild relaxer. I enjoy the versatility and ease of styling, but I miss my super-duper volume. I'm considering a long transition back to "4a-ville". If not, I'll at least transition to an even milder chemical treatment. Either way, I'm in this for the long haul b/c my hair is waist length and I'm not big chopping. So, you'll be seeing a lot of me in the next 3-4 years