In response to ‘Is Heat Styling Worth It?, Alicia J. asks:

Why is it seen as a HUGE no-no to straighten natural hair? Many naturals frown on the act of even thinking about doing a blow out or flat iron. As long as one takes extra precautions (deep conditioner, gentle manipulation, heat protection product, etc.) before, during, and after straightening, I don’t see a problem with it. I mean we pride ourselves in having the versatility of curly hair so why not explore all options?? I’m just saying…..