My name is Shak... and I am a recovering product junkie.
I didn't start out this way, but my hair is special in that it has split personality. Sometimes, it wants shea butter. Sometimes, it wants aloe. Sometimes, it wants to be blown straight. Sometimes it says "ahh fugg it, we just gonna curly up and chill!" As a result of such Sybil-like behavior I have had to sample various hair care and styling products over the years.
Now, I am not a big fan of straight hair. Even when I was younger and had my hair permed, I would always style it so that it was big to the point where it would defeat the purpose of getting my hair chemically straightened. So although I am a big: Cree Summer/ Freddie Different World Tracee Ellis Ross hair, there are times, when I feel like taming the beast.
Back in the day, I used to press with a curling iron, hot comb, flat iron, whatever. Now, I will use a hair dryer and maybe even roller set under a hood dryer. So one day I went into a hair supply store and ask for a little advice on how to blow out my hair to an almost press-like state without perming it, and La Senorita pointed me to this: