I was forced to keep my head shaved growing up, so first thing when it finally became my choice was growing it to my shoulders! I've enjoyed the half year I've had it this long, and while most of my friends hate it, most of my family hates it, and it's kept me from getting a job, I still loved growing it out and it meant a lot to me. It's really strange going 18 years without knowing the simple fact that you have curly hair! Sadly, I'm out of money and need a job, so it's time to go back to short hair, as much as I hate it. There's ridiculous competition for jobs in my area, so something as simple as having short hair again might be what I need to snag one.