When I took this photo, I was experimenting with the braid-outs/twist-outs styles (which means you either braid your hair while it's wet or two-strand-twist it and allow it to air dry then take it out), because I was still chemically straightening my hair at this time. I wanted a different look other than straight. This was several months after I started the process of extending the time in between my Relaxers/Perms to 3 months instead of 8 weeks. Also I started cutting back on using heat styling all together. Please share your hair stories and pics too!