Hi Rose's Ringlets - yeah, I know it sounds a little unorthodox, but that's what I've been doing. I tried it based on the Jessicurl method of raking RR into soaking wet curls, scrunching with a microfiber towel, and then scrunching in CCSS (per the videos on her website, during which she gets amazing curls). Sadly, I didn't have consistent results with RR and CCSS, so I thought I'd tried the technique with different products. B & A gel has the same consistency as RR, and the CJ leave in works for me applied after the gel with a scrunching motion...it helps to reclump my curls after raking the gel in.