I have not straightened my hair in almost a year, but I have trimmed it a few times and chopped off about 4 inches total. Now, I really won't start doing length checks again until I cut all of my damaged ends. However, the "hair junkie" in me couldn't resist, so I pulled down the longest layer and was relieved to see that it was grazing my bra strap. Which means those 4 inches trimmed would've put me around MBL (mid-back length). Here are some shots of my spirals. To achieve this look, I blow-dried on low heat and curled with a flat iron at 380 degrees. At night, I set my hair with gray flexi rods to maintain the shape.