Put your hair in a high ponytail so you have a little volume on the top of your head. Make a bun with your ponytail and put a elastic on it. Then losen the bun and make it all messy and place clips in to hold it up. Make sure to let a few strands from the top of the bun lose to make it look more natural. It should turn out awesome if you do it right. I do it to my hair all the time and get lots of compliments.It should work for any hair type. I'm white with straight hair but I curl my hair before I do it.
I'm actually partial to braids. Free or rows. Once in place well done, they are low maintenance, look good, pleasant to touch (you don't expect them to feel so warm) and you don't have to worry about or fuss with them when the going gets close.
Amusing to see black girls with braids patting themselves on the head vigorously to deal with the itch from their pulling.