The last few inches were so thinned out, I attribute that to the shedding which also lead to breakage.
This is the same thing that I had to deal with a few years ago. Its going to take a lot of hard work to get it back to what it was. I am still at BSL however I am not happy with how it looks. I am going to be doing a ton of protective styles until I get back to where I need to be. Starting with my kinky twists which will be done within the next week or so. :)