Is clipping the right technique for your curls?
Unlike other methods used by curlies, I don’t see why you shouldn’t give clipping a try. Even if your curls can’t hold the additional volume, you won’t mess up your curls trying to clip them (if you remove the bobby pins carefully enough). So, I think you should definitely give it a try as for me it makes a huge difference in root volume.
Clip your curls before you have finished diffusing them
To achieve the best possible results, I suggest you to clip your curls when your curls are only about 80-90% dry. Once you’ve placed the bobby pins you can finish blow-drying your curls (I always blow-dry them until they’re 100% dry). If you continue to diffuse with the bobby pins in your hair, be careful not to burn your scalp (don’t use any metal bobby pins as they’ll get really hot). Take them out after about 5 to 10 minutes and you’re ready to go. Watch the whole step-by-step tutorial here:
I’ve tried clipping with all kinds of clips, but I could only get it to work using normal bobby pins! So before buying clips that are specifically designed for clipping, give the bobby pins you still have at home a try!