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Hope someone can help me out with this. I have naturally curly hair and 1 to 2 times a week I straighten it. I use a ceramic round brush and a ceramic blow dryer to get it as straight as I can. Then I smooth the pieces that are still wavy and/or frizzy with a large curling iron. I haven't had the $$ to purchase a good flat iron. I put anti-frizz serum in my hair when it's soaking wet and then a straightening balm when it's a little more dry. I also sometimes use a styling cream when I'm all done to keep everything in place. My problem is my ends always seem frizzy. I've used several different serums (Paul Mitchell's Skinny Serum, Redken Smooth Down, John Frieda's Frizz-ease and some other various drug store products).
How do I keep my ends straight and sleek without making the top half of head look like a grease pit? What am I doing wrong here? It takes so much to get my hair straight; I'd like it to look like the effort it takes.