i realized that it's been six months since i last had my hair cut. no wonder my hair was looking so bad. so, last night after work i took a trip to my trusted hair stylist for some much needed hair care. she cut several inches off in order to get rid of all of the dead ends. it's amazing how much healthier and lighter it feels now. i opted for a simple blunt cut, instead of layers, and it's a nice change. hello again, healthy hair!