From experience, I'd leave it long if you have any desire for long hair. I've been growing my hair out for 16 years after going crazy short and it just doesn't get past my upper back. I've recently changed things up and I'm hoping for different results after all these years. But I sooooo want long hair and I struggle knowing I may never get it.
3B/Medium Texture/Normal Porosity
Co-Wash: Suave Naturals or Giovanni Smooth As Silk Deeper Moisture
Conditioner: GVP Matrix Biolage Conditioning Balm
Leave-In: Giovanni Direct Leave-In
Anti-Frizz: Curl Keeper
Gel: Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curl Scrunching Gel; LA Looks Sport Gel; LA Looks Nutra Curl; IC Hair Polisher Styling Gel