So I've been transitioning for the past 2 months now and I have about 1/2inch of new growth and I haven't done "The Big Chop" yet and I wasn't planning on doing it anytime soon (just a whole bunch of trimming <<-- $$$).

My question is ... How long (either time-wise or length-wise) must I wait before I will be able to tell my curl pattern? And will I be only be able to truly tell when I have chopped all the relaxed ends off?