In a perfect world we would all like to just snap our fingers and just have long luscious curls (when transitioning). This can become a long drawn out process. I say just go for it!!! Cut it ladies. In most cases relaxed and heat damaged hair will BREAK anyway. This is because the hair is either a: dead or b: too dry beyond repair, and moisture can penetrate through the cuticle. The sooner the better, on average you get a half of an inch of new growth in months time. When adding things like heat and different chemicals to the equation decreases this number. So why not just go for that “BIG CHOP” and just start your growth process!