I transitioned for 10 months. My June 11, 2007 big chop made my 4th time being natural. I forgot about the time I cut off my relaxer to get a Jherri Curl. Being natural is unique for everyone. But being mentally prepared is perhaps the most common experience. Natural hair has grown in popularity and it may not be for everybody. Some people embark on this journey for the wrong reason and end up relaxing their hair.