Kitschy - I guess you're right about the color and dryness.
I would love to not diffuse my hair - but it takes sooo long to dry and I can't get up 3 hours before school to make sure it dries before I have to go. Also I ride my bicycle every morning and wearing a helmet too - so my hair gets flat in the crown if it isn't properly dry :-/
I'm gonna cut my hair today - as it is shown in the CG Handbook. Very excited! And hopefully it will help and not give me as many fly aways, frizzy and not-clumping hair... We'll see.