The damage I have from almost 6 months of flat ironing just won't go away, even after months of CG. I've been considering getting the damage off, or at least gradually trimmed off, but I'm so scared that the result will be too short. My stylist was trained by a Deva-trained stylist (owner of the salon), but still she usually cuts off so much. Is there anyway that if I get my hair gradually trimmed the damage will go away? Or that over time with lots of gentle care and deep treatments the hair shaft will actually start to restore what was damaged? I know this probably sounds stupid, but do any of you have advice? Is it worth getting the big chop and then spending years growing it back out again?
2C/3A, fine, normal-high porosity, medium texture

Low Poo
- Cristophe Beverly Hills Purely Natural Daily Shampoo
Co-Wash- Suave Naturals Coconut (sometimes used as a leave-in)
Condish- LVPNG
Leave-ins- KCKT, Suave Naturals Coconut, Garnier Sleek & Shine
Gels- Aldi Shique Gel, LA Looks Sport,
Enhancer- KCCC