In the 15 months I have been natural I have yet to straighten my hair, one reason is I am terrified of heat damage and it will happen!! When I wore a relaxer I used a curling or flat iron everyday. When I went natural I vowed never to use heat again.
If you are using heat, I found a great article on how to combat heat damage by Rock Your Natural. I hope you enjoy. Reposted from Rock Your Natural.