I am growing my hair out now, and feel very frustrated sometimes with not being able to see my length all that well. Does anyone know if your hair at some point starts to weigh itself down enough that you see more of your length with wash and go's? (I realize this may be my problem too, only wearing wash and go's or variations of it, I just haven't found a protective styling that I like better than my natural curls as of yet)

Background: my hair is (I think 3C/4A), fine in texture, low-medium density of strands, and is in longish layers in the front to frame my face when straight, add volume in the back, and bangs that are catching up to even out the front layering.