Honestly, the best advice I can offer for anyone who is new to wearing their natural hair is to do your research, be patient, and have fun with your hair.
Research products before going out and just buying everything you see. That’ll save you time, money and stress.
Be patient because you may find that your hair does not behave in the manner you’d like all the time. It’ll grow when and how it’s meant to and this may not be according to what you had planned. Also, don’t worship “hair crushes” and be disappointed when your hair is nothing like theirs.
Lastly, have fun with styles. Don’t be afraid of what others will think of you doing a big chop or experimenting with natural styles. If you want to try something new, just do it!