1. I use it before straightening. I don't blow dry my hair. That's too much heat.

2. I mix the oil with my moisturizer (Straight Pearl). I concentrate on the ends but I do it all over. It makes them look smoother. My hair always looks poofy the first day but as days go by of tying up at night and moisturizing it calms down.
4a/b Texlaxed hair w/ highlights. Medium texture & high porosity.

HG's: CJ Daily Fix, Bobeam Cheris Hibiscus shampoo bar, KC Spiral Spritz, Knot Today, CJ Rehab, KBB LL Hair Mask, Cassia, KCCC, oil blend of Avocado, Camellia, Jojoba, & Meadowfoam oils