Your hair's health is important to you. You know that too much heat is bad, but you're not getting the straightening results you want when you flat iron. Should you blow dry beforehand?
The answer to that really depends and I cover it in more detail in this FAQ: Should I Blow Dry Before Flat Ironing?
Since my hair is natural, I tend to apply low heat in the form of a dryer to straighten it a little in the rare instances I use an iron on it, but that's definitely not always necessary. As always, do what works best for your texture.
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