It is frustrating for sure! If I use no product I still get the ringlets on the bottom, but the canopy is a fizzy mess of undefined curls. But, if I look at each strand, I can see them curling individually. Like the clumps won't stick together.

The first is product free and the second is with product.
Originally Posted by Julesonline
Your hair does look more uniform with product, but I think you're lucky in that your naked hair looks pretty much the same though curl pattern wise.