After the headband fiasco, I came across this Sock-Bun curling method and I thought - BINGO, this could work for me, so I tried it. I followed the tutorial linked above, except I started with washing my hair and letting dry until it was slightly damp (in lieu of wetting dry hair, which seemed redundant to me). Also, I didn't use any bobby pins, but instead covered the sock-bun in the elasticy portion on a child size sock that I cut to about a 4 inch width. This kept it pretty much in place while I slept.
This the morning, after I took off the outer sock wrap, it looked like this:
I then proceeded to take the sock-bun out of my hair, fluffed it up some and was exceedingly pleased wit the results:
I an also pleased with the fact that the curls have stayed pretty much intact all for a good portion of the day. I declare this a Pinterest trick/Youtube video experiment success.
Have you tried any of the non-heat curling methods that are, seemingly, everywhere these days? What was your experience?