Transitioning is hard!
Hi everyone, I'm new here. My name is Jahnae. I'm 14, turning 15 in three months, and my mom relaxed my hair since I was about 7 or 8. I began to notice this past year that my hair hasn't grow past my upper back. It has stayed this same length for a long time which frustrated me, and I longed for waist length hair. So I figured that it probably from getting relaxers once or twice every other month. I asked my mother to stop relaxing my hair around mid-late May of this year, and she did. I stopped flat-ironing my hair and everything, and over the summer I didn't flat iron my hair not once, I co-washed and used sulfate-free shampoo and treated my hair well. But when the 1st day of high school in August came around I started flat-ironing my hair again every two weeks, meaning I only wash my hair every two weeks and I still do this routine because I dislike the way my 1/4 curly, 3/4 stick straight hair looks, which makes me have volume at the top of my head, and no volume near the ends. My roots give me hints that I'll have about 3c/4a type hair when I go natural because the curls are loose but not too loose. I really want curly hair that looks like the youtuber Sunkissalba's; long and curly and healthy looking. As of now, my hair is brittle, sheds A LOT daily, and is unhealthy, but a lot more healthy from when I use to relax my hair often. I've tried braid outs/twist outs but they don't come out nice looking with my half and half hair. What would you suggest I do so by this time next year my hair can be at least near my dream hair look and my current goal length of bra strap length but also look nice and presentable for school today? What are some tips or tricks? Would you suggest curly extensions, or something else? Thank you.