This may be controversial, or at least it is in many forums. This is the topic of heat styling- is it worth it in the long run?
Some naturals use heat often, and some, only a few times a year for trims and length checks. One thing I notice is that at some point they usually indicate needing a hair cut or a patch of hair that will not revert back after years of heat use, whether used often or not.
I am curious about this topic because I have a family member who is recently natural, and another family member who has always been natural. The first loves her curls but tends to use heat as often as weekly or bi- weekly to cut down on the frizziness. (She will blow dry, and then twist.) The other, has been natural all her life, but always straightened. Now she wishes to explore wearing her curls, but they just seem to not curl right. They are kind of limp and lifeless in my opinion. I just wonder if it’s really worth it. I’ve toyed with the idea, but haven’t done so yet.