No you don’t have to cut off all of your hair to transition from relaxed to natural hair. You can transition without the big chop. For most people, it’s a personal choice.
For me it was more of a “I can’t believe i’m transitioning for a second time and I don’t have the patience for this” kind of situation. I just decided to get it over with and cut it off.
But if you should so decide to transition without the big chop, this beautiful curly fro tutorial by naturalhairnskincare should get you on the way.
Please note that the model above is not the model in the video but you can achieve a very similar look if you follow the steps in the tutorial