I chopped off my hair a few weeks ago and wanted to share the before and afters. :) My hair was getting so long that I always wore it in a pony tale except at church. So that is why I included a "before in reality" photo. because I wasn't going from " long lovely locks" to "no more hair". I was in reality, going from "permanently pulled back" to "How cute, she does her hair now!" :) I really Like how it turned out! It takes practically no shampoo, and I can go to bed with it wet and I don't drown in a wet pillow since it drys so fast! It was perfect timing for summer too! :) I love it!