WHAT?! I feel like an idiot..."Make sure the grooved side of the bobby pin is facing down, against the skin. The ribbing is designed to grip hair and lock it in place, and you will capture more hair with the pin in that position"
Flat iron braid for instant waves but be sure to do larger braids total over your whole head), and braid them LOOSELY. Run over with a flat iron a few times, spritz with hairspray, then let your hair cool off (try braiding before applying your makeup