The first step is to realize your are beautiful this way. It's hard to go from one extreme to the other. I use to have bleach blonde hair and when I dyed it orown to match my natural color...everyone thought it was a mistake. Now when people look at old pics, they ask why did I ever dye my hair blonde... it's so pretty remember change can be good. Also remember most straight haired girls wish they had curly hair. Once you learn what to use on your hair, you will come to love it. It just takes time and effort. Everyone that has responded has given great advice. Just stay positive and focus on the good points. I first started CG b/c my hair was fried also, but now I love my hair more than ever. Wish I knew years ago that my hair would look like this.
2b/c CG since 8/12
I have low porosity and fine/med texture. Easily weighed down and VERY frizzy crown, with straighter under layers

Low-poo:TJ TTT, CJ GCS
LI/RO/DC: CK Satin Roots,Sevi Pumpkin, SSI Okra reconstructor, CJ SAC,CJ RM
Stylers: AG Recoil, JC SS
Jellies: CK Coil Jam, Okra gel(HG)
Gel: JC CC, Ouidad H&H gel, Ouidad moisture lock gel

Hair loves moisture protein.
MUST Pixie diffuse.

My hair dose NOT like oils, butters or polyquats Or glycerin in high dews