Back in 2009 I did the big chop. I transitioned for nine months before finally cutting off all of my relaxed ends. I was left with a teeny fro and started experimenting with all sorts of hair products. At that time there were only a few online resources like blogs and hair forums. There were Youtube videos but not anything like the hair tutorials we have today.
Everyone talked about what worked for their natural hair and I found it odd that a lot of those things didn’t work for me. I finally realized that people who lived in other climates had different hair issues than what I faced here in Colorado.