+1 for diffusing upside down. The clips never did much for me either...maybe i wasn't doing it right . What I usually is take the top half of my hair and put it up in a ridiculously high right on the top of my head pony tail...not to tight...and then I go about getting ready and whatever and taking it down last minute then just touch up any frizzies and usually good to go . Please not I've only done this when my hair is dry and have it up for a good 45min or so. Longer the better. Hope i dont sound crazy but that works for me