No don't get discouraged!! I just dyed my hair but I went to a salon and luckily the woman I usually go to knows what she's doing. She first bleached then put the color on top but it was sooo dry and disgusting so she used a conditioner which has silicones in it even though she always says how bad they are for my hair she used it and it did the trick. Then she used deva heaven in hair which really made it go back to normal. By the next day my hair was close to normal and now, two weesk later, it's as moisturizer as before. Make sure you condition more often though!! I condition once every day or two