THIS HAS BEEN SOOOO HELPFUL! I did the same thing in going natural, that is cutting off the majority and letting the rest grow out but continuing to cut off the relaxed hairs periodically. All I've found about growing out hair and going natural is that you have to do the "big chop" I haven't found a single person who did the same process as me! NOW THAT I'VE FOUND YOU I can rest assureddddddd.
I was starting to lose my faith in my hair because in the summer my hair had so much luster and moisture and it was soo silky without me having to do much at all. As summer transitioned into winter I was in the hospital and couldn't straighten my hair and was left with it curly. When I got out it was very frizzy and when I straightened it, it was like a poof ball!!! I've spent this WHOLEEE winter trying to figure out why my hair hates me! My hair grew out of the relaxed hair in about a year maybe a little more, so I hadn't dealt with a winter of full natural hair and so I wasn't aware that you have to heavily moisturize in the winter!
I JUST figured that out today after doing some digging and searching through my African American sisters online! I'm going to apply what I've learned today and I'll check back in if I rememberrrr. THANK YOU SO MUCH LADIES!