We have all the hair accoutrement: curling irons, blow dryers, straightners! we also have the sponge curlers that both of our girls use on occasion.
Curlers actually made it into our home on a lark. We were in the process of moving from Washington to Hawaii and were in transit on Halloween. So we went to Walgreens or CVS, somewhere like that, and looked for costumes.
Since it was Halloween day, everything had been picked through. We managed to scrounge a race car driver costume that fit our son but there were no costumes for our girls. So, we went the old time route and made our own. One daughter became a gift wrapped box. We located a box and made a hole for her head and arm holes then we gift wrapped the box and put a bow on her head. She complained about having to carry the box around, but laughs about it now! For our other daughter, we bought those drug store house slippers, and sponge curlers. She wore her pajamas and robe and she was set, curlers and all!
The curlers stayed even after Halloween. They are great for getting that 'boingy' hair.
Even though curls from curlers don't hold for long, we all know that all you have to do is sleep on your hair weird and you will have that crazy hair bump that will last all day, no matter what you do to it!