When I was a kid I wanted more than anything to have curly hair. I owned a crimper with several plates, and one of of them could turn my whole head into wavy, fried curls. While I no longer know what happened to the crimper, I can still get the same effect by sleeping over night in a french braid. Lately, I've taken to wearing a small portion along my hairline in a braid. It's the perfect way to keep my hair back without using pony tails.