When I straighten, I use a leave-in conditioner then blowdry my hair while brushing, combing, or fingercombing. Once dry, my hair is huge and puffy and looks like a lion's mane. Then I smooth some jojoba oil through my hair and straighten it in small sections with a wide-barrel curling iron. I usually add a little more jojoba oil after ironing too.
Faith, 3Aish redhead
Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy