I have been on this ride for about 10 months, and I relate. I believe my hair is healthier even though it doesn't look or feel much different. I have days when I decide to just wet it, comb it back, and forget all the scrunching, plopping, upside down, and all the worries. I haven't given up, really. I just sometimes choose to give up for today. Tomorrow comes and I try again. I do another pt and like the results enough to rekindle the flame, so I keep on truckin'. This life is short, do what makes you happy. Live your life for yourself, period.
Experimenting with too many products to name here. All this great info keeps my head spinning.