Here's my update after doing the Aphogee PT...hair is definitely feeling less "mushy", has more curl and more volume. It's not back to where it was, but from what I gather it could take a while to undo the damage. Now that Spring is upon us and it's more comfortable going out with damp hair, I am swearing off heat! Also swearing off haircuts! Growing it out and hoping some TLC will get my ringlets back.

Thanks for all the advice, ladies! And I actually thought the Aphogee smelled more like sour apple juice than cat urine. A weird odor, but not horrific (at least for me). I will be doing another one in six weeks, and keeping fingers crossed :-)
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Currently loving: Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee, Alba Soft Hold Curl Cream, KCCC
Striving for: Length!