Opinions are like you know what so people are free to take or disregard advice.
As far as heat damage, I had it as a permie and I got it cut off because my hair was breaking. My personality is I'd rather cut my losses and make a fresh start than deal with a HAM which is why I bc'd after 4 months. I realize not everyone is comfortable in that. I don't judge. At the same time there are people who have bad damage be it chemical/heat/whatever who are unwilling to cut but gripe over and over again about the condition of their hair. Like that chick in one of the other threads
who has heat damage but keeps flat ironing her hair because she says that's the only way she can make it look presentable. I didn't want to waste my time responding. Chile bye.