I am glad I found this forum. I am in the process of transitioning and I could really use the support of this community so that I can be successful. I wuold hate to have to go back to relaxing my hair. I think I have Type 4 hair, but it has been so long since I have seen my natural hair that I could not be certain. I have not relaxed my hair in about four months and plan on working with the relaxed hair rather than do the Big Chop. I do like blowdrying and flat-ironing my hair (yes, I know it is not the best thing) mostly because I like to keep things simple. My hair is usually in a pony tail or pulled back with a skinny headband and always straight, no curls.
Any advice for someone like me would be appreciated. Also, is there someplace where I can go to find product reviews or recommended products for transitioning? I have always used Aveda products, but I am not certain if they will work best with my hair now that it is in this stage of limbo.