When I was young, I didn't get my first perm until I was 13. Then my relationship with the creamy crack ended may 2012. I've been natural for a month now. (Time flies) now I'm recuperating from heat damage. All throughout my transition, I blew dry and pressed my hair twice a month. But now I have put both down and use a hooded dryer to deep condition for 15 minutes on low heat. I'm loving my natural journey & my hair is healthier for it.