This is how I've been doing my hair the last couple of days. It works wonderfully because I have thick hair, which takes a while to pin curl, and because it gives a looser curl. Sometimes when I pin curl my hair I don't want those super tight curls.
Start off with damp hair and put a good bit of Motions Foaming Lotion (only like $3 ish dollars at Walmart). I started this set with second day hair and re-wet it, but I usually like to set it right out of the shower.
Section large pieces of hair to pin curl. I start with the bang section and put it up in one curl.
Make sure you brush out each piece before you pin curl, especially if you have naturally curly hair (as I do) so that they will be smooth.
I lay all the pin curls flat on my head for this style. I curl the ones on my left side clock wise and the ones on the right counter clock wise. You don't have to be nice and neat with these, just throw them up there in large chunks.
The finished product. Took my about 5 to 10 minutes and there are about ten pin curls. It's not supposed to look neat and tidy.
Then sleep on them or wear them about during the day. Make sure they are COMPLETELY dry or you'll deal with fallen out curls and they won't stay. Even if you have to wait a few extra hours, it'll be worth it.
Start taking the bobby pins out gently, don't take the bangs down yet. (You all get to see how light my eye brows actually are)
After they're all down. It's a much calmer look from regular smaller pin curls.
Brush it all out. If it looks crazy or not quite right keep brushing it and moving the curl in the direction you want it to go.
After you've gotten a nice shape pin back the right side, or whichever side your bangs are not on with bobby pins.
Now it's time to take the bangs down.
Brush them out in the direction of the curl until they're nice and smooth.
Curl up and secure with a bobby pin or two.
Then hair spray the crap out of it. Smooth down all the frizzy bits.
And there you have it! Nice loose curls. I lightened the second photo quite a bit in hopes that you could see more detail since my hair is so dark.
Let me know if you all have any questions! I may try a video tutorial next time.