I rinse upside down, rake in products while still upside down and scrunch with microfiber towels, still upside down. Then I flip rightside up and add more product to my canopy, if needed, before plopping. Are you getting rid of any of the water while you're upside down? If I tried to flip back up with still soaking hair, I can imagine that it would be stuck to my scalp. Even with all the scrunching, my right side does a weird swoop up that I have to rearrange as the weight of the hair isn't enough to take care of it.