I have black wavy/curly hair. I've been wearing it short since I was fifteen. Basically, for fifteen years, I've been sporting the Amelie haircut, except it's more Amelie crossed with Audrey Hepburn's hair in Roman Holiday.
I keep trying to grow my hair out (actually succeeded for two years in college, where my hair was nearly to my arse), and I just can't seem to do it. Part of the problem is that I have A LOT of hair, and can't afford to get it done professionally. The times I have saved up my money and had it done professionally, they completely messed up my hair--it's like nobody knows how to style curly hair, and they always insist on straightening it.
The cycle goes: I try to grow my hair out, but it's unruly and crazy and grows out instead of down....so I get frustrated, cut it to a pixie cut, then grow that out and cut it in the Roman Holiday/Amelie style.
Strangely, people think I look prettier with short hair, but I'd like to have long hair for a while. I'm really really sick of my hair being like this. Help me grow my hair out!