@serenesurface-- I agree.
I got my hair color treated several times last year and I was using a curling iron or a straightening iron daily. As a result my hair became very damaged. It was brittle and extremely dry. It looked and felt horrible.
So I asked for help from a stylist friend and she recommend a salon brand shampoo and conditioner made for damaged hair. The shampoo and conditioner worked so well. They literally brought my hair back to life. Now my hair is strong and soft. So shampoo and conditioner really make a huge difference and it's important to find the right ones.