I chopped about 85% of my heat damage and decided to give myself a styled hair cut after i straightened it. The results :
I am very happy with it.
Side note: i have been natural my whole life and was only transitioning for heat damage of weekly straightening. But I have only been straightening about once every 2 months instead of weekly. And this is 8months of growth.. With less than an inch of heat damage.
I plan to grow out my hair to the length it was 2 years go in a much healthier state.