I know this doesn't apply to everyone, but raking gives my stringy curls. I have to smooth and then scrunch in products.
Originally Posted by mitabird
I agree. When I rake in a product my curls get weighed down and stringy. It's better for me to first shake the curl into my hair and then scrunch the product in. Scrunching works better if you start from the bottom and scrunch upwards towards the root. Also, I think the less product you use, the less likely you are to end up with stringy and weighed down curls.