How many of you with shoulder length hair (or longer) you have grown out your relaxers without doing a BC, and if so, what styles worked for you during your transition? My relaxed hair is shoulder length..about an inch or two past. I want to stop relaxing and go natural with the occassional press or iron now and then. I'm trying to decide whether I should grow out my relaxer by letting as much new growth come in as I can before doing a big chop, or taking on the challenge of nuturing my new growth until it's as long as my hair is now, and then cutting off the relaxed ends. I really don't want to do a BC, but I will if handling the two textures proves too cumbersome or I notice a lot of breakage.