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I use a silicone serum like Redken Smooth Down for heat protection. It's really good. For moisture, I use Blended Beauty Straight Pearl with a little oil. I also make sure to tie it up at night to keep it mositurized.[/quote]

Okay, I have two questions:

1) do you use the silicone serum before blowdrying and also before straightening? or do you use a different spray before straightening?

2) where do you apply the oil? do the scalp? the ends? both? or all over? my hair tends to get very oily if i apply oil when it's straightened...