Hi guys, for four years (all throughout high school) I was straightening my hair and dying it. Looking at old pictures of myself made me realize how beautiful and healthy my hair really was. So, currently I have stopped straightening and dying for almost three months now. It's realllly hard because I can't leave it down curly because of how frizzy and uneven it is (strands breaking off) so I always have it up. I cut about two inches in the beginning and i cant cut much more off right now. My curl pattern was 3a. I was hoping to hear your stories if you went through the same process for motivation . Also, should I continue doing deep conditioning and protein treatments when they seem to have no effect on my hair? I tried a few brands. Thanks