ok what these smart azzes mean by a straightener is aka a flat iron SMH If we were all born w this info nobody would ask questions and we would all stop learning! DO NOT brush your hair alot it gives you split ends. Just brushing thru it enough to style it each day is plenty. Jodi gave you the best answer. After you get out of the shower/bath comb thru your hair w a large tooth comb. Dry it enough just so its not dripping and you wont break the ends w a hairbrush. Take a large round brush at the roots and curl it in the direction it grows while you dry it. You want to have as Jodi said some good hair products such as hair straightening gel, smoothing creme, etc on there as you dry it. Ask your stylist when you get your next cut what they recommend but you do NOT have to pay those outrageous prices! They sell the same type of products in discount, grocery and drug stores. You just read the labels and find out what works on your hair type.