After my hair is wet and with styling product in it, I take a section of hair, brush from roots to almost the end, then I twirl the brush around until the strand forms a corkcrew. One last twirl at the end and a gentle pull and the end is done too. (I don't skip btw, I just twirl). I only do this on SOAKING hair and with cond or styling product that has a lot of slip to it. I learned accidentally how to do this when my arm was in a cast and I couldn't actually use my fingers to twirl! It gives very smooth, defined curls. I do lose some volume with this method...desirable in most seasons for my hair type.