I have read about all the problems you are having with your hair. There is one solution that will sort out all of your hair needs mentioned above. It is called the Brazilian Keratin Treatment. This will take your hair’s condition back to almost perfect and will eliminate all kinds of frizz. Once you have had this treatment done, when you curl your hair with curling tongs, it will hold the shape for longer without going frizzy.
The treatment makes blowdrying your hair easy and much quicker with NO FRIZZ! It makes it super soft and shiny and it is amazing on ALL hair types.
My preference between a flat iron and a tong is the tong for a better and longer lasting curl.
MIRRORS hair lab (021 424 3931) has great specials on the Brazilian treatment. Long hair will cost you R1 250 as apposed to R2 500. You need to use a special shampoo which costs R220. The treatment can last up to 5 months depending on your hair type.
They also sell a range of professional curling tongs which range in price from R850 – R1 700. Professional tongs may be more expensive but they do heat up more evenly than many less expensive ones.