I straighten my hair daily and its anything but dry or brittle. Soft, Smooth, Silky, etc.
Back when I was a teenager (a loonng time ago) we would twist a strand of hair and run a match down the strand to remove split ends :shock: They even did it in beauty salons.For some reason, this topic made my think of that age old practice of "singeing" a horse. Anyone ever heard of it? When me and Shay-la saw the video, our jaws dropped. I guess if you know what you're doing, it's no different then being a vet or farrier, but holy man, I don't think any amount of hair could convince me to set my horse on fire! For anyone who doesn't know what it is (maybe it has a different term, been awhile since I saw the video), it's basically an old old method of "clipping". You basically take this weird looking comb like tool, which is actually set on fire (the blaze is kept tiny) and you "brush" your horse and it takes off all the outer hairs. I'm not sure if anyone can find the video, but the horse is darn near falling asleep, totally unconcerned that he's being demonstrated as a pony candle :lol:
WOOT! Found it! Very interesting, in any case
The old-fashioned art of Singeing, at Badminton Stables - Horse Hero
As for the straightener, as long as you were to use proper products to keep the hair moisturized, just like humans do, I don't really see the big deal with it. You'd just have to be mega careful about not burning the horse.