See everybody told me to never straighten it and always get it cut and that's the way to make it grow. I straighten it every day, haven't had a cut in 8 months and I'm almost at my boobs. I will cut the split ends myself but I can't notice them
The back grows more quickly so it eventually catches up. I kept getting my hair trimmed into an inverted bob. Then, when it was getting long enough, I used the Brazillian blowdry stuff from Amazon to tame the sticky-out bits.
I did try a while ago, having the back and sides short and leaving the top longer but it just looked wild and after a week, I had to go back and have it cut again.
If I had the sides/top longer, I'd look like the lead singer from A Flock of Seagulls.
I think my hair texture is partly due to the dye ( I dye /highlight which TBH isn't good for it) but because it's short, it gets cropped out.
Once I decide to go back to my natural colour (whatever that is ) I can think about growing it. Plan is to keep it dyed (it's coppery blonde with highlights) until after my holiday, then have it cropped and see what occurs. I'll be quite grey I reckon.