Hey y'all. I am fairly new to embracing my waves (still hoping curls will pop up someday). I've had a fair amount cut of and some layers cut in. I've been following a combo of CG and live curly live free. All of the straightened, dyed damaged hair is gone--got totally virgin hair going on!

My hair is currently BSL and is very thick and heavy with some ok waves going on. It seems to just lay flat, I've tried pinning my hair at the roots, I plop my hair but it still is pretty flat.

Would cutting it up maybe shoulder length to a little pass my shoulders be a good way to go to try and encourage more waves/curls and not lay so flat?

Thanks everyone!