I have a lot of hair (no extensions), and it is VERY straight. So, to get this wavy, full, look, I blow-dry my hair almost completely dry. Then, I simply make quick fat pin curls all over my head, and go about my business for about 45 minutes to an hour. I pincurl my hair while it is still soft, but almost dry. This keeps it from getting TOO kinky, curly. Then, I remove the fat pincurls, and turn my head over and shake it loose. I back comb just a little underneath to give it some "oomph" because my hair is so thick and heavy, and then I use a small metal pick to gently "lift" the waves. I love curly and wavy hair, but since I'm turning 50 this year, I thought I was getting too old to wear this style, but I actually get a lot of compliments on it, still. It's quick and easy and can be worn casually (as seen here) or with a nice evening dress, and also looks nice in a loose updo. It's fun!