I feel your "flip" frustration, weberkm. That's originally where my username came from! All my cowlicks and my loose wave formation encourages lots of little flips. When my layers are long enough, this looks pretty cute. When it's too short, all those flips and cowlicks turn into a weird puffy helmet of uneven hair.
Sporting: Long hair that can't make up its mind. Wavy? Curly? Straight? It's anyone's guess!