Wow, I can't believe you don't use any special techniques! You must have superwoman hair.
My hair absolutely loves plopping. I can't have a good curly hair day without it! That, the icequeen method, and pixie diffusing have been pretty good together. But, my hair's freaking out on me lately.
Nothing's working like it was -- not even my beloved 2nd day hair!
Oh, and yeah, the thing you were describing is the Smasters method!
And you are so right about the lots of hair needs lots of product thing...I learned THAT the hard way! My hair needs to be COATED in product, or else it just looks and feels like there is nothing in it.