Hair update: foam rollers
I was finally able to try foam rollers and they work so much better than pin curls for me! I think this is because they make a more durable curl which is more mold-able. This mean any flyaway curls can be mixed in with the others and creates a firmer, more stable and consistent hair style. These pictures are after about 15 minutes of brushing out. My pattern was extremely simple: pieces of hair about 1-2 inches rolled under. Nothing fancy!