HELP-Highlights gone bad

Help! I need advice...I have 3b, color-treated curls, shoulder length when dry. I recently started getting highlights on top of my copper colored curls. i debated doing this for a long time because of a previous bad experience many years ago when I was still straighten my hair every day--my highlighted hair turned to straw from the bleach.

Now my highlighted curls have broken off !GASP! at about a third of the way leaving my hair a frizzy mess and straw-like. I discussed with my colorist when I went for my 3-week color retouch (not highlight retouch) and she said to keep highlighting but only at the roots. I question the wisdom here. Does anybody have experience with this?

What can I do to restore my hair to it's previous healthy state? Cut it off and start over?

Is there a safe way to highlight porous, dry, coarse hair?

Any advice would be welcome and appreciated.
Hair is dead you cannot repair it. If you have not used high heats find a new colorist who won't fry your hair. Three weeks is incredibly frequent unless you have hair that grows super fast. I can't see how that is anything but damaging to skin and hair, it would be really tough to avoid overlap even for a professional.

Have you been having the copper lengths 'refreshed' for five or ten minutes when you have the roots done? If so this really adds up over time, its really not wise to bleach over hair that has already been coloured more than once. Ditto highlighting over previously highlighted hair is high risk, its very difficult to avoid double processing.

Proven beneficial ingredients for colour damaged hair include coconut oil, hydrolysed protein, ceramides, 18-MEA and panthenol. These all have different effects so use several. Protein doesn't always work for coarse hair so be very cautious.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
Firefox7275, thanks for your reply. I did a coconut oil treatment last night. It's made a difference already. I do not have the lengths refreshed when I get the roots done.

Do you know of a single-process color that is better for coarse (grey underneath) hair? The Devasalon touts a gel, I believe, but I don't know enough (yet) about the process or differences in brands or types.

Many thanks!
Some salons have acid based colours that are supposed to be gentler than standard alkaline products. How well they work or brand names I have no idea: I have DIY'd with box dye for almost twenty five years.

Pure henna will give you ginger to auburn without all the damage, but you cannot bleach highlights in - henna red does not bleach out.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect

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