At my medical appointment, the receptionist just went wild over my hair. And then she recounted her own hair experience. During grade school she wore her hair to her waist; her grandmother helped her take care of her hair. When her grandmother died, her mother wasn't that pleased with her long hair and grudgingly brushed it, but didn't do a very good job. There would be big knots in her hair. So, her hair was cut to her shoulders where she kept it until a week ago. Now, before I go further, the receptionist didn't realize how wavy her hair was until it was cut shoulder length. The weight of her hair pulled her hair straight. She saw a super cute very short hairstyle on straight hair (she showed me the photo), she brought it to her hairstylist. After the hairstylist realized that the receptionist never had short hair before, the stylist refused to cut her hair that short, but left it about four inches long. Well, her wavy hair turned into what looks like poodle curls!
She is happy with the haircut though, and still wants to go shorter. We talked about how wonderful and better it is to have a shaven nape.