I've been natural for 3 years now & I've only straightened it once. I, too, got many compliments on my straight 'do, it was nice for a few days not having to put in all the effort required with wearing my hair in its natural state. After a few days I was like really this is so boring & I didn't feel like myself. I realized that I did not miss sweating out my edges & sitting in a salon chair for hours. I made it last a little over a week & washed that mess right out. I said never again, to me it isn't worth the time.
Oh and I don't know if this has happened to anyone else, but just from straightening that one time it took a few months for my hair to curl back the way it did before I had straightened. It's like my curls were super loose almost a wave, just from that one time, I was nervous.
Cowash~ SuaveNaturals Tropical Coconut
Moisturizing Condish/Styling~ HEHH or Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut + Avocado oil
Essential Oils Used~ Virgin Coconut, EVOO, Sweet Almond, Castor Oil, Grapeseed, Avocado Oil