So about three weeks ago, I cut it off. I did a cute little asymmetric cut (I'm into those) and only cut about 2 inches off of the front, but about five inches off of the back.
I LOVE IT!
Not only is it cute when it's straight, but it curls up perfectly in a wash-n-go AND my two-strand twistout lasts for days. I'm so happy.
I have to do a bit of trial and error because I forgot what to do with with my hair when it's short, but I'd rather do that than to have to twist my hair every night. I just got 45 minutes of sleep back. Hooray!
I am going to let the back grow back out though because I can't twist it back there. I'm just doing struggle twists at this point, or worse, letting it do what it wants.
Let's be honest, this is an exercise in control. When I two-strand twist my hair, I'm about 80% sure I know what it's going to look like. When it air dries or can't be twisted... ain't no tellin'.
I think the front is the optimal length and I'll keep it short in the front and let the back grow to that same length.
Here's a pic!