I have been wearing my hair long the last few years on the advice of my stylist. I like the length, but I have dermititis which forces me to use medicated shampoo. The shampoo has to sit on my head for 10 minutes. I finally found a leave-in conditioner I like - Generic Paul Mitchell's - and I also use Infusium 23 treatment; but my hair always turns brittle and breaks off, and I end up looking very shaggy, and having to have inches taken off to get rid of (some of) the broken and split ends. I am not kidding you, I have counted 6 splits on one strand of hair before. Suggestions?