How often can I straighten my hair without horrible damage?
So I recently JUST started following the curly girl method to get back my natural 3b/3c curl pattern after 4 years of straightening. So far, I've done a month with no heat and it's going great (some parts are definitely still wavy and damaged, but there's been progress). But I do really enjoy the way I look with straight hair, and I'm wondering if I can still occasionally straighten my hair (I'm thinking no more than once or twice a month)? Of course I'll use heat protectant and use it on a low heat setting, and continue my deep protein treatments to revive my hair afterwards. Will this really prevent me from getting my natural curls back / can I get away with it?