I recently cut 2 1/2 to 3 inches off my hair. It totally sucks but I couldn't stand looking at my ends anymore. They were pretty bad. I don't want anymore set backs this year. So I've been revamping my regimen and changing up my styling methods. I want full waist length by January 1213. The last time I used a comb was in April and you know what...I don't miss it at all. Here is the video on how I achieved my best braid-out ever.