It's been a little over a year since I've been natural and today I managed to put my hair up into a bun/puff with a hair elastic and not a headband. That's huge for me! I will post pictures later!
I plan on either doing a blow out or flat ironing my hair at the end of May to check the length and trim my hair. I still trim it while it's curly, but it's so dense that I'm sure I miss some areas.