I tried the kinda that they suggest in the CG book for the first time a few weeks ago. I'm not sure if this is how it is supposed to be but this is how I do it - After I wash and put product in, I make sure my head is upside down. I then take the clips, take little chunks of hair near where I want my hair parted/ most volume, and I clip it as close to the scalp as possible. The clips do not lie flat but are rather weird looking...hard to explain..with the side that you squeeze open face towards the front of my head. I usually use about 4. HTH!...Probably not though...
2b/3a/3b botticelli curls, medium fine, medium coarse

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