Transitioning is a good step if you are afrad to do the big chop in the beginning, I know I was. I transitioned for 1 year till I cut the perm ends off. Im currently 2 years and 4 month since I started transitioning, or you can say 1 year 4 months completely natural. Natural hair is so wonderful, It is a challenge in the beginning but through it all its the best thing Ive ever did. Remember use Organic productrs while your transitioning so you hair and adjust to it. Good luck all my natural sistas, and may you hair be hair, strong, and beautiful..