We remember the before:
First of all, if my hair looked like THAT every day, I'd never want to mess with it. Ever. Because ... wow... my hair is pretty.
Luckily my hair took in the dye really well and is still extremely healthy. Plus the cut adds more bounce (which is something lacking in the first picture.
Here's another after-- My hair is not yet dry this morning (although I did blowdry a bit so I wasn't coming in with wet hair), but you can get the softer "non-crunchy" hair idea....