Bandana curls. I've used rags as curlers for a long time since it's one of the only ways my hair holds curls. It's so long now, though, that it doesn't work as well. This page shows a different way to wrap your hair that works VERY well. Her whole site has a lot of good hairstyles on it.
How to create authentic_ Victorian rag curls in 10 minutes!_x264.mp4 Seriously - my kid's hair would not take a curl probably because of a seriously bad curling iron, but ragging damp hair is fast, easy on the hair, and beautiful results.