My go-to is roller sets and sitting under my hood dryer (basically gives me a straight look w/ lots of body). I haven't had luck with braid-outs. I'm almost one year post-relaxer, so I have more natural hair to work with so I'm hoping that I'll be able to have success with twist outs, braid-outs, etc.
Dee
Last relaxer: September 2011
Follow my progress on my transition blog: http://naturallycurlyjourney.blogspot.com/