I found this forum today, I'm so glad I did, because I'm close to a year into my transition and having second thoughts. I tried transitioning before many times, but every time I reach around one year into it, I lose patience and relax again.
I'm Latina and have very coarse, frizzy, wavy hair. I started relaxing at 13. Like many others here, I'm not sure what my natural hair is now. I had nice curly hair as a child, but the texture changed later on.
I have about 3 to 3.5 inches of natural growth. I have long hair and always had long hair, so I don't know how I would adapt to a short hairstyle.
I work in an office where I need to dress business casual, and my hair is starting to look messier than I would want to. I want to quit the straightening iron, but don't know what else to do. I've been wearing headbands, but now they don't disguise the growth as well anymore.
Many of the transitioning hairstyles that work on African American hair will not work on me. Ponytails look too causal unless I flat iron the hair, which is what I'm trying to avoid.
Soooo, can anyone help me? What should I do? Should I cut it short? Should I keep it long and wait it out? What should I do in the meantime?
THANKS and good luck to everyone transitioning!