Sorry, hijaking but several people here said they scrunch in, not rake, including iamdonna, who has long hair...
I can't figure out how people do this without getting messy hair.
If you don't rake products through, or comb after shower how are you getting product on evenly and not in spots? And how are you not ending up with one big messy mat of hair?
I've not found any way to get even application without sectioning and raking, and haven't figured out how to not comb or finger-comb while styling, scrunch-in just seems to make a mess. My daughter with the thin and fine hair can scrunch-in after combing (not comb gel thru) but she doesn't have much hair, some of y'all have lots and I'd like to know how you accomplish the scrunch-in without causing uneven application and tangling.