I am 9mos natural since the big chop....the best decision i ever made where my hair was concerned. So, if anyone is second guessing or have any doubt about the big chop...please dont! It's the best thing you can do for your hair and your soul..please believe me. The hair grows back so healthy and strong, and all the wonderful products you can have fun trying...lol...im into As I Am products right now...and i love it...my hair feels like cotton. Happy chopping!!