Spending too much time styling your curls in the morning? Maybe it's time for a new short cut.

Dear Rebecca: My whole family has curly hair. I've fought through just about all the problems, from keeping it easy, drying my hair and determining what product works for me. I only have one problem: I am really busy, and I have really long curly hair. I take a shower at night because I don't have time in the mornings before school. But when I wake up, my so-called luscious locks are a frustrating frizz.

I've tried everything from braids to hair wraps—nothing works. What am I to do? And should I cut my hair? I don't like spending a lot of time on my hair. Is short curly hair easier to take care of? Can I have bangs? I'm so lost and I'm dying for a change. What can I do? HELP!

Dear Sweet Frizz: Okay, I hear you. You are ready for a change, something different. But before you dive into bangs or a short haircut, take the time to search out a look that you want. Then make an appointment with a curly hair stylist. This is soooo important because the stylist will use your pictures (of what you’ve researched) to guide you and give you realistic expectations with all of your ideas. They may have a few suggestions of their own.

I will also say that if you are having difficulties with the length of your hair, you may want to simply evaluate the length. Obviously the length will determine the amount of time you must spend on it (longer hair—long time, shorter hair—shorter time).

I wish you well on your journey, and I’m sending you good hair vibes.

Rebecca Mariolis

You can try out a New look for yourself. You should visit a good salon and take advice from their Stylist as to what would suit you the most. Short curls are definitely easier to manage. You will need to ask the stylist for a new look, and the easiest way to manage it. Only then go ahead for a change. All the best!

Cutting my hair made me love my curls! I used to have 3b hair a few inches past my shoulders. I hated it. So last October I had it cut to a few inches above my shoulders. I absolutely loved it. I had the most adorable little almost afro. My 3b curls went to more like 3a and it was so much easier to deal with. Granted, there wasn't much I could do with it, but with my long hair the only thing I could do most days was throw it in a ponytail. It was much more manageable short and everyone agreed it looked great (except my daddy). Around January it went through an awkward stage and needed to be shaped up but I never got around to it. Now, almost a year later my hair is almost back to the length it was when I cut it and my curls are much better than they were before the cut. I'm thinking about taking some off again, but not as much.

i have short curly hair and planning to grow them now. the important thing is to get d right hair cut and it will be easy to manage but need accessories though. im not using any hair dryer. just d right product...

I have the same problem. There doesn't seem to be an answer. I would like to see the pictures the curly hair stylist would show me. What are realistic expectations for the curly girls?

I have the same question my curls are so hard to handle i have type 3b and im really wanting to cut them short and edgy is that a good or bad idea?