I was just lurking on the 3a board and there is a thread about how everyone applies their gel. Many different techniques -- I will have to try some of the variations!

So, how do you wavies apply your gel? Rake it in? Comb it in? Scrunch it in? Before or after plopping?

Some of the 3a's are putting in curl enhancer type products into soaking wet hair, then plopping for 15-20 minutes, THEN applying hard-hold gel. This idea intrigues me...getting the urge to wash my hair right now and try some different techniques!
2a/b right now; 2c when it's longer
Fine/iii density/high porosity

Current favorites:
Suave Naturals Coconut co-wash
GVP Protein Restructuring Conditioner
GVP Conditioning Balm
Eco-Styler, LALSG, BRHG, Garnier Curl Shaping Spray Gel
ACV rinse 1x per week