I was parting my hair in the shower with a comb before my final rinse, but I felt like even that bit of touching/manipulating my hair was giving me poor results for curl since then I would either have to comb all the way through or have a flat spot on top and a poof at about eye level where I stopped with the comb. So lately I have tried just not touching it even with a comb at all and it is working better. I just sort of take my fingers and part the very front of my bangs and then make sure they aren't awkardly placed when I plop. I do sometimes straighten just my bangs when my hair is dry though if it went wonky.