Hi Dusa: My hair is actually quite long in back. That is part of the problem. My previous stylist cut it wet, and the top and sides were very short, for "volume"; and my hair is still recovering. but it is midway down my back. I think maybe it needs to be evened out. If I knew how to post a pic here, I would post the one I am talking about. Its in My Pictures on my computer in windows 7 OS. YOur comments are interesting; I used to not scrunch at all, or very little and used less products. I am calling my stylist today and see if I can get in this week for a consult and color and maybe the big chop. I would never cut it really short, hambo. Never. Maybe just even if off more.H