I personally cannot rake. I don't completely lose my curl but it makes my hair somewhat flat and awkward looking. Instead I section my hair into four parts for even distribution, then smooth and scrunch. Works much better for me.

Sent from my SGH-T999 using CurlTalk App
2b-3a, 2b underlayer and straight roots.
low-med porosity, medium density, medium elasticity

CG since Nov '12. Making huge progress!

co wash: Suave Naturals Juicy Green Apple & Daily Clarifying Conditioners
RO: Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Conditioner
LI: GF PCC, water, EVOO & honey in spray bottle!
products i use: L.A. Looks Sport & Mega Mega Hold Gels

My hair hates curl creams and gets over conditioned easily.