I straighten my hair each and every day and it takes awhile. My hair is naturally curly/wavy, it's got a lot.. and I mean a lot of poof to it. You know that hair that was instyle way back when that was pretty big and poofy? That's mine except bigger.. frizzy, it's also dry so I wash it once a weeks. I have tried a billion things, nothing seems to help. I'm hoping one of you ladies has similar hair to me and has figured out how to control it? My hair has potential to look nice, I can only achieve that by straightening, and even so, it still ends up flipping out and doing its own thing. :/
I can tell ya, straightening your hair every single day is realllyyy bad on your hair. You'll get heat damage and your curl/wave patterns will cease to exist, if that hasn't happened already. My suggestion to you would be to lay off straightening it for awhile. Check out YouTube for there are tons of videos of girls who style their hair in a ton of different ways. The best part about it is that there are so many of them with different hair types that you are bound to come across one who shares the exact same as you.
If you can't flat out quit straightening your hair daily, that's okay. Since you're so used to it that's pretty understandable. An alternative would be to cut down the heat to once a week and go from there. Have you ever tried wrapping your hair after you've straightened it? (Something else you can look up on YT) Oh and make sure if you're ever tying your hair down, use satin or silk scarves only.
If you want your hair straight all the time because you like the way is looks, maybe you should think about going and getting relaxer put in it so it's straight all the time? If you want to keep your hair curly like it is, try applying product to highlight the waves/curls yet keeps the frizz in check. Always apply a heat protectant before straightening your hair and if you hair is getting damaged from it, use a keratin protein shampoo and conditioner as well as taking biotin once a day.
Maybe your hair looks so bad when it's natural, is because it's so damaged. I have curly hair and when I would stop flat ironing or washing it would be so dry, brittle and frizzy. Now that I've been natural for a while my curls are really nice and most of the heat damage is gone
I use Dove nourishing solutions shampoo and conditioner. It revives dry rough and frizzy hair. Then I use a hair syrum and comb it through. It makes your curls really come out. If you like your hair straight then I suggest getting a relaxer. Which calms your hair down and makes it practically straight even when it gets wet for a while. But it damages your hair REALLY damaged and it will probably be worse afterwards
Keratin treatment does wonders for the hair! Only downside is that it can be quite expensive. I'm not sure where you are located but I occasionally treat myself to keratin hair treatments and at home I use the Tresemme Keratin range (very cheap too).