I have VERY curly hair. I straighten it often.
To be 1000000000000000% upfront, what I'm going to say is extremely hypocritical and nonsensical.
I love my curly hair. I love the way it looks on me. I do. I wish I could wear it curly every day. But people make fun of it allll the time, despite the fact that its well kept. Even my closest friends tease my curls. link
that's what they looked like after I cut my hair over the summer (very, very short lol)
I hate that I have curly hair because OTHER people hate curly hair. I don't straighten my hair for myself, I do it for others really.
Its considered unattractive because the norm of society has favored white women who have had straight hair, wavy hair, or just Caucasian hair in general. I don't fit that standards, therefore I'm unattractive. The more I work to fit that standard, the more 'attractive' I get.
Anyways, I haven't heard to many good reviews from brazillian blow outs or japanese thermals, once it starts to fade off (5-6 weeks) it gets really hard to manage and frizzy. It leaves your hair really damaged. but I do know someone who had a really great brazillian blow out.
I straighten mine like twice a week, my hair isn't too damaged. It's just really hard to keep healthy.