omg... you know what I've been doing to keep it from kinking up in the shower? I put a plastic shower cap on then I put this old USC beany over the top and pull it really down low to absorb the moisture around my face so it won't make it to my hair. Isn't that crazy? But it works. Anyway, the INstyler has just been a god-send for my hair. I'm honestly not as scared as my hair kinking up as I used to be because I just run the instyler through it and it straightens it just fine. I just love it.