After I have straightened my hair I do a clarifying shampoo to get the cones out and then a deep treatment. Hair recovers ok. I don't straighten very often though.
Actually took my hair longer to recover from having honey put on it!!
ETA: Use a good straightening iron. I prefer to use cones that offer heat protection rather than staying cone-free.
Last edited by Feralcurls; 12-31-2008 at 05:56 PM.