Transitioning Damaged Damaged Hair
Hello Diamond and other readers of this thread. You have a few options to choose from with treating your hair and getting back on the road to healthy, natural hair. Depending on the length of your hair and how much is relaxer versus natural, you could do the BIG chop. I highly recommend this option because when natural hair meets with relaxed hair, it can cause damage which leads to breakage- they just don't mesh at all. It would be a breath of fresh air to your scalp and hair if you followed this step followed by a moisturizing shampoo (e.g. Cream of Nature Ultra Moisturizing Shampoo) followed by a deep conditioner (e.g. Motions Deep Conditioning Repair Treatment- very moisturizing and conditioning). As a daily styling aid and I recommend Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Treatment. Follow with extra olive oil such as Palmer's Olive Oil Spray Treatment (you can find @Walmart). I use this oil every day and spray it on my scalp and throughout my hair.
Your other option would be not do the BIG chop, but you'll should definitely trim your ends every 4-6 weeks, use a moisturizing shampoo and deep conditioner, and be sure to add some form of moisture regimen to your every night before you go to bed (e.g. Palmer's Olive Oil Spray). Wrap your hair with a silk scarf to retain moisture in your hair. You can also try some of the hair products that was suggested by other people who replied with their advice.
I hope this feedback helps. If anyone has any further questions or need advise feel free to ask me.