I've always had my hair relaxed. Since I can remember. People talk about how when they relaxed their hair, it would never grow past shoulder length and would constantly break off. But I've never really had that problem. The longest it got was to the middle of my back before I decided to bob it (worst decision ever). But I love curly hair and my mom tells me my hair was never kinky in any way. I've been growing out my hair and it's gotten so long, but recently I've been thinking about going natural...but do you really have to cut your hair off and start over? My hair grows fast but, I don't know...I started growing it out in like May or June and by the end of the summer it went from middle of my neck and thin to a little bit below collar bone length and thick. Would I really have to cut my hair off again? Also how long is transitioning?