I've been on this journey since September 2007 and I am making it through without doing the bc. I've worn my hair in a few protective styles since beginning by natural journey. I am now at a point where I'm not sure what to do with my hair. I am truly glad that I have stayed away from the creamy crack. So as my journey takes off, I hope to be inspired by many of the natural women on this site. I look forward to the encouragement and words of wisdom.