I did a big chop on the 14th of May 2017.
On the right is my hair a year and 4 months later, I only tend to wash my hair with conditioners and very rarely use shampoo, as shampoo's strip my hair of moisture.
So far I've trimmed it once, about half an inch during this time and also cut in some bangs. I've kept my hair under wigs and weaves for about 80% of my journey. I find that this helps my naturals oils distribute best.
The hardest thing for me, was trying to rock the short hair and be brave and confident in public. I want long, healthy hair so I will continue to fake it till I make it and wear wigs until my hair is at the stage I would like it to be.