It was the summer of 2007 when I decided that their needed to be a change with my hair. I knew something was not right that my hair would remain the same length for 10 years. My first thought was that I would have to to do the "Big Chop" in order to go natural, but that was something that I did not want to do. I wanted to be able to grow out my natural hair with only cutting the ends. I really didn't know where to start, so I talked with my friend whose been natural all her life and she recommended this lady that could straighten my hair with a flat iron. I thought to myself this is "Perfect"!!! I immediately made an hair appointment to get my hair straighten. I would go get my hair straighten every 2 weeks and it was always perfect until I realized my hair is still the same length. In spring of 2009, I decided to become knowledgeable about natural hair. I started watching You Tube videos on natural hair and I was hooked! I would get up in the middle of the night just to watch videos about hair and I also started researching ingredients that I was putting into my hair. I knew it was time to wear my natural hair, but I was a little nervous how it would end up. My first attempt at a twist out failed miserably, but I rocked it the best I knew how, lol! I really started learning more about my hair and what my hair needed from me. I started washing and deep conditioning my hair once a week, and only getting my hair straighten every 2 months. Once I knew it, my hair was pass shoulder length!! Right then, I realized the solution!