Items I used:
• A brush
• TRESemmé Hair Spray
• Curling Iron: I used my Chi 1 1/4" Curling Iron, and I did wish I had used a smaller iron at times, but really you'll see that the actual size doesn't matter so much
• Alligator clips to separate hair: I couldn't find a pic showing what I have, mine are from Sally Beauty and have an angle partway down, this makes them better at holding a lot of hair
• Bobby Pins: The best ones ever are the MetaGrip ones from Sally Beauty. They hold everything and don't fail!
I started on the bottom and worked in a few big sections. I don't know why I started on the bottom, I should have started on top like usual. Strange. Anyways, I recommend working in smaller areas to make it a bit more manageable.
I couldn't take pics of this (I am but one person with a camera remote...), but once your hair is curled, you need to spray it again with hair spray and quickly brush through that hair spray. The spray gives you the hold, but brushing it makes your hair much softer and more touchable. Do this fast, you need your hair to still be hot when you are done brushing.
Once your hair is brushed again, you need to rewrap around your fingers and pin it. I wrap using 2 or 3 fingers, I vary it a little for some variety and a more organic look. I don't wrap all the way up to my scalp, I go up to a little above where I started with the curling iron, and then pin it with 1 or 2 pins.
My curls stayed all night long, looking perfect the whole time!