Hi Eden thank you for your email, you are very blessed to have such great hair.
I understand your dilemma especially after the shaved hair style, my suggestion is to take a selection of images along to a salon and have a free consultation in advance of booking the actual haircut. I have added a few options as an in between hairstyle as I think itís important to consider the different aspects of the daily styling routine etc. ...More >
I would suggest initially asking for a few inches off the length and long layers all the way through and as you build a relationship with a stylist you will grow in confidence that they understand and care about your hair and needs before cutting it.
Even though I am a hairdresser myself itís taken me a long time to not feel self-conscious about wanting the best from my hair and feel confident about having a change itís a common issue. I have a number of friends as well as my Son that are hairdressers in London, if it would be helpful you could pop and chat to one of them under my recommendation?
Good luck, take the plunge but in stages.