Changes when your hair grows

People come up to me all the time and say, “I can’t wait til my hair gets your length” and I always tell them that I liked my hair better their length (usually 5 inches unstretched). I loved my hair when it was shorter because it was easier to detangle because the curls weren’t all connecting lol. Also, my hair curled out instead of down so I could have a cute curly fro. I can’t do anything to get my hair to stand up now- I have to go through so much to get a curly fro 🙁 . Also, the longer your hair is, the more it is weighed down and your curls become less curly. Maybe I will cut it so I can have some of my fav looks again. Has anyone experienced the same things are their hair has grown?