Spin pins. otherwise I use scrunchies and when I had side swept bangs I used those little snap clip barrette things to keep them out of the way. I would love to try the hair toys mentioned (flexi-8's, etc) but no money for any of that at the moment.
remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!!
My hair:
2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
My routine:
Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.