I hate the look and feel of damaged hair, so I've grown pretty comfortable cutting it. I want length, but not at the expense of having hard to manage, rough hair. It's trial and error. One day I'll have figured my hair out for the most part and I'll be able to let it grow out more, until then I'll be patient. I'll just have to be comfortable with feeling beautiful and awesome with my hair as is...could be a good thing.