After much research, I have learned so much about my hair! It really isn't as thick and coarse as I thought it was and my curls are gorgeous! I tried wearing my hair in a protective style but the sew-in weave, although cute and very manageable, just didn't feel right. After two months, it was time to take it down.
detangling for hours, I noticed that it wasn't my natural hair that was
causing the added stress, but the relaxed hair. It had to go!
I did a partial big chop and still plan to wear my hair straight for the time
being. I went from arm pit length (APL) to neck length (NL) and am
loving it! I have less relaxed hair so this transition should be a lot
easier. I have four inches of beautiful virgin curls and am learning
more about my hair each day.