Its tricky but can be done right if its done right?!
Ok so if your curling your hair I would suggest your hair a day old so it has settled.
To prep the hair, I either add a light texturizing hairspray and then pining the hair for the hair to curl remove and then lightly spray.
You can add mouse to keep the curl hard till you style though its not as soft as the previous option.
If you NEED your curls bouncy and to hold I would go with trick number 1 for as long as possible.