Thank you for the quick reply! That rake and shake method looks really cool, I will definitely add that to my list of things to try.

I was browsing livecurlylivefree.com and was looking at the photos and I found great examples.

My hair looks like this right now:


Actually, it's not even that good :\ What I'm trying to demonstrate is that I have these coils/tubes of curls that make me look like a poodle.

This is the kind of hair I'm trying to achieve:


The curls are much more defined and individual. It also looks like there are curls throughout, not just on top.

Am I making sense? If I somehow am, how would I go about doing this?