You can finger twirl some of the curls when soaking wet with gel on fingers that doesnt curl up as much, Curly Hair Styling Routine 2012 - YouTube
In that video, towards the end of the video waterlily would twirl curl some of the curl that doesnt curl up as much.
Hope this helps
3a with some 2a-2c, Medium/Low Porosity
Co-wash:deva no-poo/Vo5 kiwi
Leave-in:Shea Moisture/GVP conditioning Balm/AOHSR
Since long hair- I finger twist in big chunks, which helps till 5th day hair
Plop: Old T-shirt for 15 minutes ,diffuse