I had the same issue, I straightened after about 1 and half year of CG and my hair looked straw like and dry and even more poofy. After doing one side of my hair, I gave up straightening and went ahead and washed my hair. To my surprise all the shine came back in my curly hair.

Now I wear my hair curly all the time, no more trial straightening!!
Originally Posted by CurlyIndianGirl

HAHAHA, I should have done the same thing! The whole time I was blowdrying it straight I was cringing. I should have stopped after the first few passes and hopped right back in the shower