Hey everyone. I am a new newbie. I had my last relaxer around the beginning of November. My 2 year old is really the one who inspired me to go natural. I never understood how beautiful it (natural hair) is until I saw her. So in learning how to take of her hair, I made the decision. I plan on a long transition without the big chop. I am happy, excited and nervous, but I love it. I know it requires patience and can be alot of work. I have been doing a ton of research and I must say, this thread is very helpful.