When you straightened your hair, did you use a CG heat protectant? I've been looking for one but have had no luck and dont want to give up with the method! I straightened my hair once with cones, then shampooed it all out ... alteast I THINK all of its out :s... anyways, now it's not as soft as it was before i straightened it.

And yah, don't EVER brush you're hair, since I've stopped, my hair has gone from a frizzy ball of dry fluff to gorgeous curls... ya know, until now