I straightened my hair for years. Finally I'm learning to accept my curly hair. I have 3a type hair. I found that I have to leave it in a towel for 20 minutes when I get out of the shower, then I use an afro pick (yes... lol) to pick through my hair. Then I put in some curl defining moouse and spray some Aussie Sprunch Spray in it. I have found that it's a lot let time consuming rather than straightening my hair so often and it's much healthier for your hair! Many of my friends and family admit that they like my hair better curly when it's short. Embrace the curls girly!