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the weight from your hair may be tugging on your scalp causing the soreness, get an antiseptic cream like sudocreme and rub in on your scalp. itll be a but messy and you'll have to wash your hair after but itll help soothe your scalp which is the main thing.
at the very least get those split ends cut off, they cannot be permanently mended with split end menders (the glue in those wear off after a couple of washes the you're right back to having splits), split ends travel up the hair shaft and flake off so you'll only be making them worse by ignoring them and itll seem like your hair isn't getting any longer.
i think you should cut your hair to tail bone so you can't sit on it and its enough of a change for you without being too drastic, fortune tellers are bs to be honest. hair has nothing to do with fortune, its just a unique feature she picked up about you and she obviously saw how much you must care for your hair to grow it that long.