Ashanti has the latest of looks with smooth, silky hair.  A lot of care goes into her style no doubt, with relaxer maintenance, conditioning and ‘in general’ care.  One must pay close attention when using straighteners so as to not overdry, stress or damage the hair, especially the ends.  As you can see, she has some lovely reddish-blonde highlights, another stress to the hair.  However, with proper care and management, most of you can have your hair as you would like.