I'm kind of new here, but I've been reading posts for a bit and I'm hoping someone can give me some hair advice. Over the last year, I've been growing my hair out... it's super fine, completely straight, a bit thin, and now it reaches midway down my back. I've never had hair this long and I don't know what to do with it! It looks so boring. I'm going back to school in a couple weeks, and I really want to start wearing it sort of curled/wavy, so it has some body and loose curls. The problem is, I've never really curled my hair. I tried last week with a curling iron, which took forever, and then it fell out after a couple hours because it's so straight. What's the best way to curl my hair? Should I get curlers I sleep in? A different kind of curling iron? I'm wondering if curlers will be more time efficient in the mornings. What kind of styling product should I use to keep the curls in? I can't use hair spray because I'm allergic - is there something else I can use? Edit: I could also use advice on shampoo/conditioner that are detangling and volumizing - My hair gets so tangled. I've been using Jonathan Product and Phyto stuff but I'm not really happy with it.