My hair so dry! The cut helped a lot. I think the dryness has to do with whatever we are going through- I visit the salon the same, every 3-4 months.
Like you I had super thick hair and I've lost probably 40+%.
May I ask where you lost the most? I lost the most on top although it has thinned allover. My hairstylist did notice this time, and she was gentle- I didn't lose any more hair than if I had styled it myself. It did feel wonderful to go and get pampered though.