If you don't want to cut it, don't! Deep condition!!!!! Go to a salon or read product reviews. It will make a big difference.. Also, I use the devacare line (about 3 years now) and my hair looks amazing. It continues to get better as it grows, it stinks but you may have to wait :/ Continue to take very good care of it and it will only get better. I feel like I've tried every drugstore brand, I found the curly girl book and it changed my life. I don't mean to be corny, it's true. Love your curls and they will love you back.