Protect your hair from heat. Apply a small amount of heat protectant to your hair from root to tip. Use your brush and brush it through your hair to distribute the product evenly.
Turn up the heat on your flat iron to medium-high if your hair is already done. If it's still in its natural state, then the highest heat is best to really straighten your African-American hair.
Grab a thin and small section of your hair and place the flat iron as close to your scalp as possible and run it through your hair slowly. If you don't necessarily want your hair straighter, then just flat iron your roots, since this is where most of the volume is concentrated. Repeat this until all of your hair is done.
Brush all of your hair in one direction until it is in a circle around your head. If you wear a side part, then brush your hair in the direction of your part. If you don't wear a part or have a center part, then brush your hair in either direction. Clip your head in place as you brush it to make sure your hair stays in the circle.
Cover your head with the satin scarf and tie it loosely. Slide your hand underneath the scarf to remove the clips. If you don't take the clips out, then you'll ruin your 'do with dents.
Tie the scarf tightly, making sure that there are no stray hairs sticking out. Your hair should be lying flatly underneath the scarf.
Sleep in your wrap overnight or at least leave it in for a few hours during the day. When you unwrap your hair, your hair will be sleeker and have less volume to it.