What was the culprit? How did you recover?
I've experienced damage from heat, hair dye, Shredder, hair gels, and wash&gos. I grew out the heat and color damage- transitioned if you will- over the course of two years. I cut out the damage from the Denman D3 and threw that sucker away. And once I realized that wash&gos (and the gels I was using for definition) were causing single strand knots and splits, I started stretching my hair and rocking twist-outs, using moisturizing conditioners and creams to style. Implementing regular Deep Treatments, henna treatments, and less manipulation have also helped tremendously. My hair didn't recover over night, but with lots of TLC and gentle handling, I saw improvements within months.