Just how do you do this? I have been struggling with my desire for sometime now but can never quite take the plunge. Sometimes I feel I am locked in some sort of relaxer prison where I just can't get out the routine. Every 10 weeks I am back sitting in the chair again. My mom has been natural for a little over a year. Her hair was breaking from all the chemical abuse with colors and was thinning. She has been wearing human hair wigs for the last year and has a decent size afro going on under it that she keeps braided. Haven't seen my mom in close to a year until I flew back home a few weeks ago. She asked me to do her hair and would you know she has the most cutest little coils and curls once it all got wet. Our hair types are pretty much the same. Fine 4a strands. I see evidence of this in my own hair once I get to 10 weeks before I get it relaxed. Once it dried it was a different story. It was a huge puffball. Combing/parting her hair was out of the question. This experience alone made me rethink once again if it was going to be a good idea for me. If anything I am really afraid of the unknown.