Ok so I gave this method/technique another shot today. I left most of my rInse out conditioner in my hair, scrunched with a MF towel slightly and applied gel (Mop Top med hold) as instructed in the CG book. Smoothed gel on top and bottom and scrunched in lots of gel all over. I diffused about 85%, air dried and SOTC. Results? My hair turned out great!!!!! It's shiny, clumpy, defined and much curlier than usual! It looks more 3b than 3a. wow, I'm in shock.
Apparently when I've tried this method before, I had not been using enough gel .

So....now I shall try this with different products. Hopefully second day hair is good.

For those that have success with this method/technique, what are your favorite products?
3a/b (normal-porosity/elasticity/density)
Cleanse: EMB shampoo, poo bars, SM superfruit, Deva Decadence NP
LI/RO:MD RCLI, KCKT, AIA LI, Andalou LI, Briogeo LI-GVPCB, DB pumpkin, SM superfruit, EMBC, Deva Decadence One C
Stylers: CHS CK, CJPP, CR CM, KCCC, UFDCM, LALSG, OM Hold Up serum, B'Leave-in, Deva styling/super cream

LOVE, LOVE Andalou Naturals Sunflower & Citrus hairspray!

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