One day while searching through pinterest, I saw a picture of beautifully curled hair that looked like it must have taken hours to do with hot rollers. After reading a little more about it, I found a youtube video that gave a tutorial of how the curls were made: with a "sock bun". It involved a few easy steps: putting your hair in a ponytail, rolling it into this "sock bun", sleeping on it, and then supposedly you came out with beautiful, perfectly curled hair. I was skeptical.
However, I braved up and tried it out yesterday for my friend's wedding (my straightener also blew up in Africa, so my options are a bit more limited), and guys, this really works!! I was blown away. I don't like to spend too much time on my hair, but this was more than easy since most of the time I was sleeping. And most of the curl stayed in my hair all night. If you're looking for a way to spiff up your hair, I highly recommend trying this trick. (You can find the tutorials in my links above.)