I have a Sedu flat iron, so it's not like I'm using a horrible one lol. I just don't understand why I cant get the same results I get when I use silicones. I did the same technique I always do and it didn't do me any good. My technique for trying to straighten my hair is by having my flat iron right behind my comb as I go through...so I dont think I'm doing anything wrong, my hair is just very stubborn. Subbrock, what products do you use to straighten?