I transitioned for 8months & chopped it. I wanted to learn how to properly take care of my hair at all lengths & surprisingly it was a lot longer than I was expecting. One of the things that made me chop was researching & hearing about people's hair breaking off or not knowing what products to use so reverting back to relaxers. I didn't want to invest all that time & feel defeated or have to chop a lot because of unhealthy hair. 8 months was perfect for me.