Just as an update, if anyone has not make a syn. hair ponytail bun, please take a minute to make one, it is a true lifesaver. I am still wearing mine that I made months ago, I wear it say once every two weeks for a few days or even just on the weekend.
I also discovered that for people with short hair like me, and people who don't have perms I found a brush to use that works best. Here are my tips.
Okay I wash my hair
Then I towel dry the hair slightly.
Then I use the paddle brush and brush my hair back
The same paddle brush that you might use on a wig, I have a separate one for my natural hair.
SO the paddle brush seemed to straighten my natural hair pretty well, no let me clarity. It did not straighten my hair, it just allowed me to brush it straight.
Then I used my gel and put it on my hair, brushed it on and put in a ponytail, then I sat under my hard hat dryer. Then of course at night, I tie my hair up. It works out so well.
I thank GOD for learning all these tips from you tube, the internet is a blessing.