I "smooth & scrunch" my hair in sections, usually two per each side of my head and then one more in the back.
I take a little gel and rub it between my hands so both are coated. Then I take a section of hair between my hands and smooth my hands down from the root the ends. I do this a couple times until I think the product is distributed, then I scrunch the section a couple times.
I got the idea initially from a video by waterlily716 on youtube. If you go to her youtube channel, it's in one of her videos where she shows her post-shower routine.
2b/c, high density
fine, medium porosity, normal elasticity
loves protein, hates polyquats
still searching for HGs