My hair looks stringy after flat ironing?

I recently cut my very fine 3B hair fairly short, and it's short enough that I'm able to straighten it without it being a huge chore; I really love how it looks so that's what I've been doing. When my stylist blew it out after the cut, it looked amazing; voluminous and piecey.

To maintain the look, I've since been using a flatiron after I wash and air dry my hair. The problem is, my hair looks really stringy and limp after straightening and I'm not sure why. I don't think my hair is oily, because it does this after it's just been washed; I even tried putting talc powder in it, which didn't seem to aid the problem. I use a pretty low heat setting on the flatiron and take care to straighten it only once a week, so I don't think it's damage either.

Is there some way to solve this problem? Should I switch to a blow dryer or use a higher heat setting on my iron?
If your hair is fine especially if it's low density straight styles like that will leave you with looking limp hair. It's simply because your hair density isn't high.

You need to use a blow dryer & brush, or rollers to give volume at the roots.

I use to not like my hair for 3 weeks after I got it relaxed then weeks 4 to 8 my hair would look great simply because my roots had grown in giving me volume. For the first 3-4 weeks I would have to put lots of effort in to get some volume. If I straightened with heat it also looked cr*p for the same reason.

I have friends with fine low density and straight hair. Since being adults they keep their hair short because it looks like they have more volume.

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