Don't know where to start with my hair

So basically I've been straightening my hair every day for a few years now (bad I know) because I have no idea how to control it. Nothing I use seems to work. It pretty much looks like the attached picture when it dries. Any ideas on how to tame it?

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my hair looks like that or worse lol i use a leave in conditioner and gel of and i cowash every 3 days
Take a look at this video >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcgqNDBzc3oWe have different hair textures, but generally I think you should do your hair when it's wet and use a leave in conditioner + styling product of some sort. I like Waterlily on Youtube and I think y'all may have similar hair >> http://www.youtube.com/user/waterlily716/videosHope that helps!
Lol, you're not alone, don't worry. Before I discovered this site my hair looked the same way and I would just straighten it because I had no idea what else to do with it. First, ditch the flat iron. Just go cold turkey. Then, deep condition your hair once a week (maybe on the weekend or something) so you can get some moisture and life back into it. Then, you need to find a sulfate free shampoo and a moisturizing conditioner. Sulfates strip hair of natural oils, and you need as much moisture as you can get. When you're in the shower, finger detangle your hair...DON'T comb it when it's dry!! Be sure to dry your hair with an old t-shirt by patting it dry or squeezing your hair from the bottom up. That way you scrunch some form into your hair. Don't use any heat.Then, apply a leave-in conditioner and a styler while it's still wet. This part is key. You need to style your hair when it's wet so that it doesn't dry poofy and frizzy. Then, wait for it to air dry. DO NOT touch your hair. It will cause frizz. Let it dry on it's own and see the wonderful texture that you have. Good luck!