My texture is 3a/b but my stylist specializes in textured hair- most of her clients are 3c or 4. She told me not to bother blowing it out first before flat ironing, but instead just to flat iron right over the curls. She was right- it's so much easier- so much less hair to contend with plus a major time saver. I just put in a ton of argan oil and my regular leave in and air dry. Then I flat iron before bed and in the morning take a curling iron and curl some random layers so it doesn't have to look perfect and gets some body back.