I know that feeling :\ I like that my hair has shape now but still a long way from perfect shiny curls and the back is still pretty dry that's what happens when you fry and dye your hair for 10+ years. Since going bald is not an option I had to find alternatives. GVP PT has worked really good for me and it doesn't dry my hair it's pretty cheap and easy to find. I've been trying to do the gelatin PT but I'm always pretty busy so it's easier to just purchase something. Unfortunately I love dying my hair so I want to try SM hair color line and hope that will cause less damage.