Nikki, i know that u mentioned wearing twists as a protective style; do u have any other style ideas? I had to get a "big chop" this winter because of color damage so my hair's longest layer is barely shoulder length when stretched out. My hair usually grows pretty fast when I don't do anything to it but I was thinking that if maybe, just maybe I wear protective styles for a few months I may be able to retain even more length than usual. Any thought on this or better yet, any styling ideas?