Earthnut, I've been experimenting with a technique that you might like then. I do it when my primary goal is frizz elimination, as opposed to adding volume. I take a curl cream (currently I'm using CJ CCCCL) and, instead of scrunching it up into my hair, I comb it through using one of those wide tooth shower combs. I then scrunch the bottom upwards a little bit just to encourage some wave at the bottom--but not too much--and I don't flip my head over and scrunch. Then I either let it air dry or I blow dry with the bowl of the diffuser pointed downward towards my head rather than gathering my hair up into the bowl. Doing this makes my hair smooth and straight from my crown down to about my ears, but leaves the wave in the bottom half of my hair. I've tried this technique with mousse and gel also, and those work ok too but I seem to get the best results from the cream.