Trying to figure out the best way to straighten...

Hey all! I've been thinking about straightening my hair (I have 3c curls) and adding in some extensions for a while now. The issue is, I don't want my hair to be straight permanently, and I can't really flat iron it due to the fact that my hair is about 2 inches long, heh.

I was thinking about doing an at home BKT this one to be specific, but am hesistant just because I'm not sure it will get my hair as straight as I want. I keep seeing that product recommended for people wanting to strengthen their hair rather than straighten it.

I have thought about just getting a relaxer and having my hair like that for a while, but it's such a commitment that I'm not sure if I'm ready for it. The more I think about it the more keen I am on the idea of it, I just don't want to talk myself into relaxing it if I don't know whether I want to keep it up or not.

Anyway, does anyone have any tips or recommendations for products for me to use? Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
many of us do t=our BKTS at home and have probably answered all of your questions. I haven't tried the thing you posted from sallys, but at $6, it's probably just a protien treatment.
If I could tag on a question...which method would do me the least damage if I want to straighten my hair?

If I used a straightener it'd be once a week with my SEDU flat iron (I only wash once a week though).

Also which (pref. CG friendly and cheap) heat protectant product works best for flat ironing?

Sorry if that's a lot of questions - just thought they were some basic ones that might help others too.

Thanks a ton!
Hair type: 2C-3A, very dry, extremely low porosity, med elasticity, insanely thick kinky-wavy.
HGs: Trader Joe's Nourish spa conditioner, Epsom salt rinse, Joico K-pak conditioner
For some info about heat protectants :
What's the best heat protectant ?
heat protectants
Natural Heat Protectant
You can also try roller setting for straightening hair without much heat.
HTH.

If I could tag on a question...which method would do me the least damage if I want to straighten my hair?

If I used a straightener it'd be once a week with my SEDU flat iron (I only wash once a week though).

Also which (pref. CG friendly and cheap) heat protectant product works best for flat ironing?

Sorry if that's a lot of questions - just thought they were some basic ones that might help others too.

Thanks a ton!
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