Okay, so here's how it plays out.
I have always coveted the type of hair in the first picture.
Unfortunately, my hair cooperates with my stress reaction much like the second picture, except worse - especially the last few months.
I knew I didn't want to go as drastic as the 3rd picture, although it was tempting in many ways.
So, I told the hairdresser to cut my hair back to the point of all the breaking and falling out. Cut it back to the point where I actually had hair to work with.
So, here's where we ended up.
She says it should all grow together now, as long as I take my vitamins and keep taking care of myself and my hair. We'll see.
Irregardless, it's gonna have to do for now! At least it's a renewable resource . . .