No, I'm not growing it out again...been there, done that. What's is happening is that my head hair has reached the perfect length for managing to get caught in my armpits. A lot! It's driving me nuts and I'm having to get creative. Wearing it all down is so not working. My standard pigtails seem to just serve as direct channels from my head to my pits. I've tried pulling the sides back into a clip and letting the rest hang long, but then my hair seems to want to enter my pits from the back side. And just clipping it all in a bun...ya, I just don't like that.