As noted before, I am too afraid to do the "BIG CHOP", so I decided to cut a little at a time. By now, I have about 3 inches of new growth, and decided to stop putting heat in my hair.
I have been rocking the Bantu Knot Out for about a month now. It is a lot more maintenance than expectected. I started out knotting them about every two days, then said what they hey, embrace my big hair lol. Now, I knot it once a week and gradually let it turn into a curly fro. Yesterday, I cut off about an half an inch of my hair. Its not that noticable in curls. Figure, if I keep the curls, cutting my hair won't be so devestating. Keep you all posted!