My hair has always been fine (thin strands) but thick (many strands on my head).
When I took the anti seizure medications that relieve nerve pain, I had hair loss which mean fewer strands on my head. That is I now have fine and thin hair. I wear my hair short, color it (which adds body) and have it cut frequently.
I have heard: A woman's hair is 'the cross she bears'. how our hair looks is extremely important to us, for better or worse. I have often wished I could deal with my hair the way most men used to do. Just get it cut very short and forget about it. Now, however, men also have obsessions with their hair and their body (advertising pays off!).
My body also produces sweat only in my head, so often my hair is dripping wet. That means that I must wash it EVERY DAY for it to look halfway decent.
One day I know I will just give up all vanity........ But that doesn't seem to have arrived.
You can have 'extensions' and 'weaves' added to your hair to give volume/length.
It sounds like your hair, DeadGirl75, has always been your crowning glory. Many conditions, especially thyroid, can affect your hair. I do hope you find help.