I think removing razored hair is definitely a good plan. It is wide open to becoming split-ends-ville. I think you are really beautiful and resourceful. With your hair so much healthier with that razoring removed, you probably won't have the bulk or volume. If you do, we'll find you a softening/loosening product. You'll be okay. And removing that razored stuff, especially, will make a world of difference.

CurliLocks-- I was really surprised how much softer and looser your curls look shorter in your 1/2004 shots compared to the longer hair photos. It's a great look for you!