Twisted hair + straightener = loose curls. This works SO well. I've been trying it out these past few days. Just twist up all your hair really tight, hold it at the end, go over it with a straightener a few times, tighten the twist, go over it again, straighten the end of the twist, then comb it all out with your fingers and spray with a little hairspray. TADA. It looks so pretty and literally takes 30 seconds or less. :)
Several weeks ago, I borrowed this book from the library - The Curly Girl Handbook by Lorraine Massey. I was in desperate need of a haircut, was wearing a lot of ponytails, the weather was humid and atrocious, and I had read about this "Curly Girl Method" and figured I'd see what it was all about.