Curls are not solely for hime gyarus. I use curling tongs and they have a really, REALLY high heat setting. I put it to the max, I curl my hair and spray each curl with hair spray (I use L'oreal Paris Elnett that is good shit) and then after my hair is all done I also spray my whole hair. I also use products when washing my hair to add volume I believe you can get curling mouse which I've heard is really good too.
And don't play cheap with your heart. Don't make a bet if you can't write the check