My hair is getting longer and longer (as it does) and it's getting to that awkward length where it reaches the bottom of my collarbone and sort of curl up at the end. I hate it but what I hate even more is freshly washed hair. Because of the nature of my asian hair, it is always slick straight and there's no volume what so ever, especially at the top/roots. Even more so now that I've grown out my natural hair and it's such a contrast because my damaged bleached blonde tips are always so voluminous. I'm contemplating to cut it even shorter (like above the shoulders) but I'd be so devastated cause that means my blonde frosted tips will be no more.
Based on my personal experience, I think it's so much more easier to style damaged hair. When I was blonde, all I had to do is apply hair oil so that it wouldn't be fried. Other than that I didn't really need to do shit! I honestly really do want to go back to being blonde however the whole process, and the maintenance that comes along with it is a tad too taxing for me at the moment. Perhaps in a few years maybe!
But for now I'm forced to find alternate means to put all these volume in my hair. One method I've been really fond of doing lately is putting styling/curling lotion in my hair while it's damp causing it to dry in soft waves. The only bone I'd pick with this method is that I can't blow dry my hair during the process so I have to wait hours for it to air dry. Meaning I have to wake up extra early or stay up extra late just to achieve such waves. Oh the shit we girls have to go through.