well, the pixie cut was okay, but i had to style it a LOT more to get it to look right...as much as 3a's are easier to straighten, they are just enough curl to make it look funny! i had to use lots of pomades, gels, etc to get it to look right. and even then, i wasn't happy with my results.
SO, i decided to grow my hair long again. for me, when my hair is longer it's definately a LOT more wash and go then it was at pixie length. no more straightening, no more fighting, just letting it be!
i also didn't like it short because i felt the need to wear full makeup...i guess i was worried people would mistake me for a boy. so i did the eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, eyebrows, blush routine...
now that it's longer? i'm content with mascara and eyebrows! hahaha
so it's one less thing to add to my routine.
if you're thinking about cutting it short. do it more gradually, because like curlymel said, it can definately effect your curls!