Because of the length of my hair (between chin and shoulder), when I take my hair out of the pineapple, it looks pretty good except for some surface frizz and the bottom layer of curls being stretched out. So when I mist, I spray all around the outer layers, paying special attention to the area around my face, and then I spray around the bottom of the length, where the curls have been stretched out. Having said this, you need to know that I have very thick hair. In order to get it all damp, I would have to get under the shower. The good side to this, though, is that if I can get the top layer to curl and the bottom to re-curl, it doesn't really matter what's going on in the layer closest to my head. Hope that makes sense!