Hi everyone! My name is Rhonda and I'm so happy to have found this site! I have just recently (as in just about four weeks ago) decided to start embracing my natural hair texture (wavy swavy, mainly because I want it to grow out. I've stopped using heat on it and have been using sulfate free shampoos and conditioners. I also started deep conditioning it once a week to help put moisture back in it after all the years of blow drying and flat ironing. I can't believe the difference in just this small amount of time! I also had about 1 1/2 inches of split ends cut off. I haven't noticed any new ones yet! I'm looking forward to seeing how long I can get it to grow now that I'm treating it right. I'm sure I'll spend hours reading through this site.