I was an idiot and used the backcombing and palm rolling methods, whichpermanently damaged my hair.
After my first post on this forum,Barrellady along with soaringeagleboth strongly advised that I undo the backcombing (using conditioner) and use the neglect/free-form method. After undoing every single knot, my hair was one big frizzball of damaged hair. I then continued to brush the knots out and then lastly applied curly-hair conditioner to at least save the damage that has been done.I thank you both for this support.
Now that the knots are all out, I plan on starting the "Natural" method! As you can see, my hair looks short, but it's curly, so at it's longest it's about 6-7 inches. Wish me luck! Peace & love to all.
updated by @matt-simone: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM