What I do to get loose curls is rap a rather large piece of hair around my wand and hold it there for 15 to 10 seconds. When I'm done with all of my hair i separate the curls into two and I get wavy, loose curls.
To make your hair grow longer; Mix 2 egg yolks with 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil. Dilute it down with 1 cup of water. Lather it into your magnificent scalp, leave it in for minutes, then rinse your hair. Her hair inspires me to grow mine!