I'm cutting out the layers from my hair too(only one more layer to go now). It's easier to do styles without flyaways that way. Plus, the way my hair falls the canopy is curlier than the underneath layer so it's like I have natural layers built into my hair haha. I think it really depends on the individual head of hair. I have seen how layers can really take off some weight and add more bounce to some curlies hair, it just doesn't work on mine.