What can I do with the pieces of hair that are straight from heat damage?
try lots of conditioner and only air dry. Scrunch your hair upwards as it drys
You could scrunch your hair with a good leave in. You could also use a curl activator gel. I ise the clear activator gel by shine & it doesn't leave my hair hard or dry. It makes it silky looking & soft!
I have the same problem as you and you can do two things, you can love them and accept them or you could cut them off! Scrunching, curling, and all those other things are going to work for so long !