I decided to go natural as a result of a self-relaxer that didn't take too well to my hair and damaged my fingernails. I thought, well this must do some serious damage to my scalp and hair as well. What really boosted the transition was my younger sister (6 at the time) who always complimented my straight hair and wished hers was the same. It broke my heart to know she didn't like her hair texture. Now that I'm natural and experiment with styles on both our hair, she's pretty content with our texture (4b/c). I'm happy I made the decision.