1. Don't care-Are you prepared for disapproving stares?
Who cares what others think. If going natural is what YOU want to do, DO IT!
2. Don't have any expectations-Have you acknowledged that you can't compare your hair?
Enter into this journey with an open mind. Don't have a preconceived notion of what you think your hair should look like or should or shouldn't do.
3. Research-Read and watch
Find out as much info as you can to prepare yourself for this journey. Its quite a change!
Youtube is a great place to start.
4. Decide if you want to Transition or Big Chop
Transition means you want to slowly grow the perm out, this take patience and requires lots of protective styling. The BIG CHOP means just that, chop it all off and start from scratch.
5. Commit! Patience is a virtue
Realize this is called a journey for a reason. You will have to adjust. Give your hair a chance. It will be awkward at first, but eventually you will get the hang of it.
You've gone natural. Now what!
Learn YOUR hair-It's easy to fall into the trap of mimicking what we see others do for their hair, in hope of getting the same results. Remember everyone's hair is different and you should get ideas from other, BUT figure out what works for you.