I had really thick and long hair as a child...so much that a band could never hold my hair, and would always break. Right know all the strand in my hair have become very brittle...I can tear a strand with the least bit of pressure. The strand is not smooth, but very bumpy. I need a treatment plan and I am willing to consider anything. You may have a hair shaft problem. These are best diagnosed by a hair specialist (dermatologist) who can examine the strands under a microscope, or even take a biopsy and send it for examination. There may also be a problem with nutrition or something else affecting the hair shafts. We recommend you have it checked soon. Hair shaft disorders may lead to brittleness and uncombable hair. In general the hair feels dry and lusterless. Hair shaft abnormalities may occur as a genetic predisposition or certain things you do to your hair such as blow-drying, over-brushing, permanents, or excessive chemical use appear to trigger the condition. Therapy of hair shaft disorders should focus to the cause.