I've been growing my hair out since September of last year. No cutting or even trimming. It was cut in Sept down to about an inch and a half to two inches long all over (very short, boyish haircut) Now it's just a little tiny bit past the tops of my shoulders. For the most part it's one length all over, with the front being a little bit shorter than the back, but not by a whole lot as my hair grows pretty fast. It's getting to the point where I am constantly annoyed by it, and put it into a short ponytail and tuck it up under my hat (patrol style hat, not baseball cap) and I'm seriously considering chopping it all off if I can't figure out someway to manage it easily. Id like to braid it, but every tutorial I can find it insanely hard for me to understand. Even the videos. I'd really like to figure out how to braid it in two braids beside my ears and curve down to the back and then pin that part up. Unfortunately, I'm not super coordinated, so this has been an exercise in frustration, because I have no idea what that type of braid is called, and every braiding tutorial they all have hair either way longer than mine, or at the very least a few inches longer than mine. I know it can be done, because I've seen it, but the fact that everyone's hair is longer, plus the not knowing the braids name has turned up practically nothing. I've sort of half arsed figured out a braid, but it's not exactly what I'm looking for, but ideally I want to find one I can sleep it because I don't wash my hair every day, and something that will go under a patrol cap since I wear that working with dogs all day anyway. It's too short for a real ponytail (well, not really, but there's only a couple inches hanging out of the ponytail) and it's stupid thick and hard to manage. I need to figure out how to do it myself, because Steven can't even figure out a simple braid. Or maybe a book that I can find to teach him to just braid my hair and I'll get him to do it, but it almost seems like it's in that in between stage where it's just a pain in the butt to try to do anything with, and I either need to gtfo it and suck it up for another six months or chop it off again. It also feels like it will NEVER be mid back again, despite the fact that that's really where I'd like it to be (I have pictures of my hair that long when I was a lot younger, but I can't seem to get that length again) and I'm despairing that it's close to terminal length and will never be that long again. ARGH. Anyway, help, advice, anything is appreciated!