I have the same problem. After trying it a few times, I came to the conclusion that applying product upside down just doesn't work for me.
Hair: 3A/B, Underlayer of 2B
Winter- Giovanni Tea Tree (co-wash) & 50/50 (condish); Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Leave-In; Curls Milkshake & Quenched Curls; Re:coil; BRHG
Summer: DevaCurl No Poo & OneC; CK; Re:coil; BRHG; Honey!!!
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