Nothing to apologize for...
I had my last texturizer in August 2005. As my relaxed hair was so weak and thin, it was not a big decision for me to BC.
I had BC in 1999 when I arrived in Germany as I did not know how long it would take to find a stylist and then of course there was the product issue, not being an expat or in the military, my access to U.S.-based products was limited to what I had brought with me.
So, for me it was not a problem to wear a short curly style, and some day I may go back to it depending on how my hair looks when I start getting white hairs.
When my guy did my BC, he first followed the line of where my natural hair ended and my relaxed hair began. Then he picked it out (to afro) to check shape and adjusted from there. My tightest curls are in the back so as I was not going for a permanent short hair look, he left them longer than if I was to have a tapered cut or a fade.
From that point onward, I would see him every couple of months for a microtrim.