I like the shorter length best. It pops up your curls. Your hair is pretty fine, and it looks like your curls would loosen a lot at a long length.
Originally Posted by minthe
It does seem like the length is pulling out the curl, but they both look great!

Keep growing and see if you like it! You can always cut later if you don't!
Originally Posted by BeckStar
This is true! Try it and see what happens! You'll never know until you try it.

I've let my hair grow, but I'm thinking of cutting it to about the length of your 2nd pic, just below shoulder. The weight pulls my curls out when longer.

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