I didn't embrace my curls until recently (I'm 19). I stopped relaxing my hair on November 2011 after having it done since the age of 8. I did 2 big chops (or at least they were big to me, lol). The first one was February 2012, and the second one was March 2013. It feels so good to finally have my beautiful curls back! I wish I never started relaxing them.
This was my hair when it was relaxed
This is my hair now!