Curlyminx: Thanks for the tips! I definitely had the sausage look going and obviously it didn't work out well. Will definitely try this method in the future!

You can work with smaller sections to get rid of the "shirley temple" look.

I have a couple of pictures of my hair in the skip curl method. While the curls are as close to perfect ringlets as I have ever seen on my head, my hair had a lot of lift and it didn't look fake or like chubby little sausages hanging from my head.

This is my hair with small skip curls:


This is my hair with large skip curls (just the top half was skip curled I believe):
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