I'm still light years from APL. I'm not worried about it tooooo much. I just wish it would come sooner than later. Not sure what I'm doing wrong but I do admit that I should deep condition more and stop slapping half wigs on it all the time and doing nothing much to it.
I decided to straighten with my Babyliss Ceramic Extreme and I got really good results and only needed about two passes with the flat iron. I deep conditioned and blow dried my hair with my Andis.