I know that I want to go natural, but I want my transition to be an intimate experience. I plan to tell my mom but I don't really want to tell the rest of my family that I'm going natural. I'm a junior in high school, and summer break starts this friday. My plan is to start my transition when i go off to college. I still want to straighten my hair, but I don't want to get relaxers anymore. I wondered If I could straighten my hair with a flat iron using a heat protectant and avoid heat damage.