After 6 months of no hair relaxers, I chopped my own hair off. I got rid of all of the dead, burnt, and damaged ends.
I've been getting hair relaxers since the age of 4 -- I am sure you can understand it wasn't my choice. Ever since then, I have been slapping that burning white cream on my hair every 6 weeks. My hair that was once down my back, could no longer grow pass my shoulders. My hair was thinning and chunks of hair would fall off after every wash.
In addition to hair relaxers, I was applying heat to my hair several times a day. Now I am letting my hair just be.