Well, I have made it 2 years completely natural! And it has flown by in a flash! My hair has been going through some shedding phases and other things, but overall has been growing steadily! I haven't straightened in about 7 months and may take a trip back to the same Dominican Salon I did previously (Jan 09)! I had great results and loved it much more than visiting a regular beauty salon!
As for my hair now, it is finally below chin length in the front and shoulder-length on the sides and is below my shoulders in the back. I have just mainly been sporting puffs, twists and braids. I would like to try some new low-maintenance styles. I might convence my mom-in-law to hook me up with some more kinky twists. That's about it! Thanks for your support and keep the comments and advice coming!