Need style advice! (pic attached)

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Ok ladies & gents...I have lots of fine mostly 3a hair. It used to be 3b before I started having babies 4 years ago, and now even the same strand has different textures on it from all the hormonal changes, though the new growth looks more curly rather than the straighter bits that were growing for some time.

I'm starting to feel haggard (could be the sleep dep!), and wondering if a change in hairstyles would help. Give it to me straight (ha): I love having long hair, but is this style doing me any favors? Does it need to be short, or just shorter or differently shaped? Any style suggestions at all would be great. I feel like I need a hair consultant before I even think about getting it cut!
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love your hair!!

definitely have a consult before doing anything, also bring photos of styles you like and be very clear before you let anyone cut. and make sure you feel comfortable with that stylist.

my opinion?? i think you'd look great with a shoulder-length bob, but make sure there are LONG layers in there to keep the triangle hair away.
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3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity
washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
styling: cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!!
sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter, cj CIAB
Your hair is great! Have you tried or thought about trying a deva cut? I really like my hair after the deva cut. I used to get regular wet cuts, and all I ever asked for was long layers. Those weren't bad cuts either really.
3a/3b Normal-high porosity, Medium texture, High density
Live in Canada- hot summers, freezing winters- dry dry dry
CJ Daily Fix/ CJ Smoothing Conditioner/ Beauticurls LI
MGA sculpting gel/ Jessicurl Spiralicious/ Original Moxie Hold Up Defining Serum/ Curl Queen/ Pattern Pusha
Laying off coconut oil for a while
Plop for a few, then diffuse
Protein- CJ Repair Me
Keep it natural. You look awesome
Whoops, it took me a looong time to get back to this (been studying/taking licensing exams & have 2 young kids). I've gotten a DevaCut a bunch of times, but find that they give me the same cut each time (even with different stylists) and it's a little boring. I think shoulder length bobs are cute, but more work than long hair because I can't just put my hair up in a ponytail if I'm having a lazy or too busy day. I think either I keep it long like this or go really short!

Long, curly hair is part of my signature look, but I'm getting restless with it.
I think your hair is beautiful as-is, but I do understand getting restless with your look. My hair was a little bit longer than yours, but not much. I just cut it earlier this week to just below my shoulders, as well as adding in a couple slightly shorter layers on top (for volume and shape) and around my face to frame it a bit. I love what it did. It's still what I would consider "long hair," just not very long like before. Long enough to pull back in a pony tail, minus the couple of pieces I asked him to cut shorter to frame my face - I personally like having a couple loose curls fall out when I pull my hair back.

Just taking a few inches off to go from "well below the shoulders" to "just below the shoulders," as well as adding in those couple of slightly shorter layers, was enough to keep it long and not do anything drastic, while still freshening up the look and really giving my hair the chance to bounce back up from taking off some extra weight.
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Porosity: low at roots; normal mid-shaft; high at ends
Texture: mix of medium & coarse
Density: medium

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Stylers: UFDCM; UFD Good Hair; CCCC Lite; BRHG; AG Re:coil
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