The woman who did my hair for prom used this technique so i do to now and it is the only way my straight hair will hold a curl. I swear by this! You don't necessarily have to run your fingers thru it either the curls look great as is.
Voluminous pony tail. (Never thought this would look cute, but she pulls it off so good. & It reminds me of when Princess Jasmine became a slave for Jafar in Aladdin 2. http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/18100000/Aladdin-Jafar-in-Power-princess-jasmine-18133019-450-258.jpg