Thanks Gretchen & Claudine. Blanca, I'm still learning, so I really don't have much to offer. How short did you cut it? A few years ago I did the chi straightener which caused my hair to break off. Ended up having to shave my head using a 1 guard. When it was really short, it was super easy lol. But as it grew out I used a flat iron on it and never let myself enjoy the natural waves.