Needsleep, I think you just have to experiment. See, I do not want any more volume, so I basically hold it on top of the top layer & do not scrunch at all- if that makes any sense. Then I hold it underneath to get that part of my hair. You could try to put it under the top layer. I really like it so far. I am still trying different things, but for the most part, holding it still on top of the different parts of my hair (each side & different parts of the back of my hair) has worked best.