I'm glad it's working out.So I took your advice today and took an inch off and I didn't feel sad about it so that was good. My hair isn't as heat damaged as I thought it was. The curl is definitely not as defined but it does have some coil.
I wanted to do a test today because once I do fully go natural I want to try to do wash & gos on my 4C hair. I honestly don't think it's impossible. I purchased Camille Rose curl maker and As I Am Curling Jelly and tested it on two sections. Both made my curls pop, however I think the As I Am left it not as frizzy when it dried. I'm not sure if my whole entire head has curls with this same texture but hoping that it does. I'm going to cut off every last piece of relaxed hair in February. That would be my 1 year transition date.