OK! second day with the spiral roddy, snappy roller thingy, in my hair with the help of kinky curly curling custard and it stayed spirally. I slept with a scarf on my head, tried not to sleep too roughly, woke up and it looked like it had been smushed flat a bit, but then, 30min. to an hour later (without water or anything) it sprung back to life! I am mucho happy about this. This means that kinky curly curling custard is a great hold, we shall see how long this lasts and i'll try my darndest not to touch and mess with it too much.
I really need to get me a digital camera for christmas so I can force myself to document these processes visually.