Don't feel stupid! I'm so sorry you got a bad cut. I've been growing mine out since last December when I asked for a trim, and he copped my chin-length hair to around my ears/jaw In the back, it was so short, he used a shaver.

Well, over the past year of growing it out, I've learned a lot about my hair. For instance, how much it curls short vs. long, how headbands can completely fix a bad style, how I can use bows and clips, what length I need for a ponytail on a bad day...

I would take advantage of this and use it to experiment! Maybe in trying new methods and styles, you'll find one that really flatters your hair

Good luck!!
2c/2b with some 2a, coarse, dense, thick, low porosity
Growing out a CL bob. Currently at APL.
CG again as of 7/20/12

Cleanser: BRÖÖ Smoothing I.P.A. Shampoo
RO: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner
LI: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
Styler: Beautiful Curls Gel for Wavy to Curly Hair

all-natural products, light moisture, humectants, argan oil
silk protein, synthetic ingredients, heavy oils/products, cowashing