i have the same experience, and from what i can tell it functions like the super soaker. the idea behind the super soaker is that some products need more water after application in order to be activated (and promote more clumps). i find that the washcloth method with more product worked in afterwards gives me serious clumps. cheers!
2b/c wavy modified CG since July 2012
medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
hair likes protein, doesn't like oils, easily OC'd
low poo: JCHCC, CJGCS
RO/co-wash/LI: YTCarrots, DB Pumpkin Seed
stylers: a bunch of stylers that are all pretty much the same (KCCC, UFDCM, CRCM, CKCJ) or ArcAngel if I need more hold
DT/PT: CJRM, CNPF