Once you have washed your hair and put in your products and gel, comb your hair smooth with a fine comb or Denman brush, part it as you like, and comb it out smooth again, then while standing upright, scrunch your hair up from the bottom, until you have the desired effect. Let it dry. I like to dry my hair under a hardhat dryer.
If you want more control over the curl, set the lower
edges in big pincurls.Your hair should be combed smooth, with one row of pincurls about ear level.
Another way to do this is with a head band set.
Comb your damp hair smooth, and put an elastic headband over your hair, hippie style. Take small sections of hair, and wrap it up and over the band,until all of your hair is would around it. Let it dry.When you take it out, you will have a smooth top with curls on the bottom.