Hot rollers and curling irons might take up the most room in your hair styling arsenal, but you may not have time to fuss around with heated tools every morning. Therefore, take a gander at the generations of women before you -- they also dug the curly look, but they didn't have to go straight to the hot tongs to get it. An overnight wet-set or dry-set style can give you just as stunning a cascade of curls as any electric tool.

Rock the Retro Rag Curls

Step 1

Dampen your hair using a water-filled, plastic spray bottle, or let freshly washed hair dry partially. Separate the hair into 2-inch-wide sections.

Step 2

Brush the first section smooth. Place a fabric strip that measures 2 inches wide by 5 inches long against the hair tips.

Step 3

Roll the section under or over, encasing the fabric strip inside the curl. Roll all the way to the scalp.

Step 4

Knot the fabric strip under the curl to hold the curl in place. Repeat this process until the entire head of hair is curled into 2-inch curls.

A Sassy Sponge-Curl Set

Step 1

Dampen your hair using a water-filled spray bottle, and run a small handful of curl-setting lotion through the strands.

Step 2

Separate the hair into 2-inch-wide sections. Take one section, brush it smooth, and wind it around the middle of a sponge roller.

Step 3

Roll the section toward the scalp. Bend the ends of the sponge roller on itself to make it hold the curl securely.

Step 4

Repeat the process throughout the entire head until all of the hair is curled around sponge rollers.

Primp With Pretty Pincurls

Step 1

Dampen the hair using the water-filled spray bottle, and work a small handful of curl-setting lotion through the strands.

Step 2

Separate the hair into 2-inch-wide sections. Brush each section smooth.

Step 3

Grasp a 2-inch-wide front section of hair by the ends. Wind the ends around the outside of two fingers to make a roll. Roll the section under, toward the face, until you reach the scalp.

Step 4

Twist the roll sideways so that it curls flat against the head. Slide a bobby pin over the flattened curl, then criss-cross a second bobby pin over the first.

Step 5

Make 2-inch-wide rolls all over the front and top of the head, just like the first curl, and secure them with bobby pins.

Step 6

Grasp a 2-inch-wide section at the back of the head and wind the ends around two fingers. Roll the section under, away from the top of the head, until you reach the scalp.

Step 7

Twist the roll sideways so that it curls flat against the head. Slide a bobby pin over the flattened curl, then criss-cross a second bobby pin over the first.

Step 8

Make 2-inch-wide rolls all over the back of the head, just like the first curl, and secure them with bobby pins.

Step 9

Cover the curl set with a bandana or headscarf to cushion the pins.