I lucked up and got a croc flat iron for $5. So the plan was when I bought the kinky straight hair I was going to flat iron it. But I got to playing with my current wig and did a test swatch. It curled backed up when I conditioned it so to me that was a go. So there you have it. I wanted a side part anyway. Although I am not to sure how the tracks are laying I think you can see them. Love how the braids came out. Going to keep it like that and not crochet any hair on them. We will see. I was worried about my base not being braided real small. It looks ok to me. I think I need a second opinion. I will get one at work best believe.