I am one of the stereotypical people who always want the opposite of what I have. I have naturally curly hair with slight spirals and I always wanted straight hair. I ended up destroying my hair with several different dyes and heat styling. I stopped the over processing but I never cut my dead hair so it was constantly breaking. I probably lost about a foot of hair. Now I take vitamins, trimmed my hair and have a good hair care process. I'm trying to grow my hair out 8 inches by my 19th birthday in May.