Hey, xcptnl, I must have glossed over your previous post. I'm a complete klutz when it comes to styling tools myself. My current routine (which is working well, because I still need volume) is that I wash every other day with Aveda Smooth Infusion shampoo and condition with the Smooth Infusion conditioner. Then I put two dollops of the Aveda Hang Straight in my hair (one on the top, one underneath), rough dry, then put my hair in velcro rollers and leave those in until I get dressed. No brushes, no flat irons. On the off-days, I still rinse & condition, and do the styling routine. It seems to be working well, and I don't get much heat damage. The Hang Straight does have the -xane cone in it, but I use a sulfate poo once a week, and that seems to handle it.