I had been transitioning since August of 2012 and finally did the BIG CHOP! recently on November 2,2013. Why did it take me so long? truth be told I was a little on the fence about going natural but I'm glad I finally did. I can now stop running from the rain when it falls, and running for the flat iron when my hair gets puffy because I am embracing my natural hair anyway it comes.  I'm proud to say I am a young women with Natural hair.