I tried a modified version of this just leaning over the sink and scrunching more water into my hair by using my hands that were real wet from running the under the water in the sink. I goofed a bit - I did this after adding my gel. I don't have any base coats so I kinda forgot that step-I have not been using a leave in lately. So, I have some frizz - but not bad....and the clumping is very nice and for me it's more focused on the middle to ends which is a good thing with my thin hair. I did add some more gel after the water so maybe that helped.