Saying your Natural doesn't make you Natural
In order for your hair to be natural it has to be 100% unprocessed. Meaning your hair has returned to its natural state entirely.
The only way to do this is to either do a big chop or transition. The amount of time it takes to be relaxer free depends on your hair length. On average it takes 1 & 1/2-2years, sometimes more. Also when transitioning, you have to gradually trim the processed hair off as your unprocessed texture grows out. If you've been relaxer free for less than a year your hair isn't natural yet your still in the "transitioning phase". Before classifing yourself as being natural you have go to a natural hair salon and get consultation from a stylist before getting natural styles like starting locs Reference Reference