I am 4 months into my transition, and my signature style has been flexirod sets. Sometimes I put rods all over my head, or twist/braid the front or even the sides for a mohawk look. I've done braidouts as well and the maintenence is pretty simple. I rebraid my hair nightly in six big cornrows and set it with a little foam setting lotion and EVOO or Jojoba Oil. Flexirod sets last me all week, but as someone stated above, I may have to re-roll a couple of strands that dont cooperate!