Let me preface this post by saying that I am a 100% advocate of "a woman's hair is her crowning glory". I am a firm believer of a woman's right to choose what hairstyle she would want to have.
That being said...
I couldn't believe that I sported an utterly dry hair for almost a year. By reasonable standards, the "after" pic is the most practical haircut I've had since 2008. On my first short hair day, I had it blow dried. Please note that my hair can really get out of control and "fly" to opposite directions. It felt strange at first to have a bit of a bare back. I love my new hair to bits!