I achieved my new look my using an old school hot comb paired with the new school flat iron. I had my cousin do the initial press and I just maintain it. I hit the roots and edges with the hot comb and press out the rest of my hair with the flat iron. For more body, my mom taught me (again) how to set it with rollers after curling it with the flat iron. I'll do my makeup and other things before I take the curlers out and fluff it out.
At night, I wrap wit my hair and secure it with a million bobby pins because, again, it's not trained. I'll either wear it out or keep it wrapped under a hat or turban depending on my mood and the weather.