i've decided to stop fighting my curls. i have naturally curly hair and usually after a shower i pull it all back in a pony tail which makes it straight. when i'm more ambitious or going out i straighten it. those days are over! well, i might straighten it for a special occasion or something, but now i just straighten my bangs, which i :::have::: to or else i look like hermie from rudolf the red nosed reindeer with a serious cowlick. now i follow the same routine after i wash my hair: aveda brilliant damage control spray, aveda volumizing tonic at the roots and bangs, blowdry and straighten bangs, sometimes john masters organics dry hair nourisher and defrizzer oil on the ends if my hair is feeling dry, and now instead of straightening cream I run aveda be curly curl control through and air dry! it sounds complicated but its really easy and i love the results.