Oooh I want a microscope for sure now - maybe what I think are splitting ends are not? So the white strange hair is not hair?. My hair has grown below shoulders for the first time in 3 decades because I let it - won't be cutting it, but some days I want to RIP it out when this itch won't quit. I am going to try Bentonite on some neckline hair and see what happens. I have gotten tremendous ideas from all forums where I have posted this problem - thank you for yours!