I'm with Jewelsy...I keep my hair long to weigh it down, when I cut it short, I look like a poodle! It is long and very curly and coarse, I have tried every product on the market. I have a hard time going to a salon, too. Most hairdressers take one look at my hair and either cut 1/2 off or want to hack it to my ears. It's like they are afraid of it! My hair looks kind of like a had a spiral perm done, only it's natural! What do I do with it??