|Stop it with the hair straighteners. That way lies ruination because you will get all used to them and happy with your hair and do it everyday and love your straight hair, but then what happens when it rains? What happens if you stay at someone's house? It could end up being a self-image disaster. Not to mention the state your hair will be in.|
Develop a stronger, more flexible self-image? Become the reed. I'm in the same place, barnet-wise, as you, Legs. I have curly-curly-curly hair. To deal with the whole 'when it rains it pours bad hair' I've had to develop two positive self-images. One for nights out/dating/etc and one for day-to-day stuff when it rains or I can't be arsed.
That way lies ruination because you will get all used to them and happy with your hair
This makes me laugh in particular. Oh no!!
But, yes, photos, and straighteners (I'd invest in a pair of GHDs, if you've got the cash). If you go for cheapo ones you're not going to get the best results and will probably go off straightening far quicker.
Don't go for the whole over-the-eye deal, though, that looks silly on almost anyone who's not Peter Wentz and, if you wear glasses as I do, is a pain in the fucking ring to get right. Just above the eye(brow) is a safe bet.