Thanks. I must admit, I am beginning to actually like my hair & the curls. It's definitely not your run-of-the-mill hair (at least not where I live).
I haven't decided how long. I do know that I want to get this shortest layer grown out. I'd like for it to be long enough I could pull all of my hair back into a low pony tail. I'm almost there except for the front bang area. I can't ever imagine me making it to BSL, though, without cutting it shorter.