I figured something out about my hair the past summer, and that is, that it isn't that important if I use sulfates or not and how much I wash my hair (either 2-3 times a week or only once a week), but what really affects my hair is blow drying (with a diffuser, but still). Last year I used to wet my hair in the morning, put in products and blow dried it, and it looked ok I guess. In the summer I switched to taking a shower at night and in the morning just fixing some weird parts in my hair. So for a few months I didn't use heat on my hair at all, and it turned out really soft, shiney, clumpy and ringlet-y.
But once it got colder it didn't seem to work anymore (no matter what products I used), so I went to blow-drying every morning again, and my hair has gotten worse.
Since now it's really really cold anyways and all I want to do is staying warm with hats and scarfs and all, I figured I might just flat iron my hair twice a week for a couple of weeks instead of wearing my hair curly and blow drying it everyday.
I'd just like to hear your guys' opinion on that; do you think it's worse to straighten my hair twice a week, or to blow-dry it everyday (on medium heat, by the way)?
(Of course I still want to embrace my curls and such, it's just that with all the stuff I have to put on to stay warm it gets annoying trying to get my hair to look good when it's being pulled on all the time)