Thanks everyone for your replies. They have made interesting reading.
Firefox7275 just to clarify I obviously haven't fully understood the best point in time to decide curl pattern very well. I did briefly towel dry and my hair had probably had a little time to dry. This wasn't straight from the shower and yes I did comb and part my hair!
It's possible that I might have smoothed it with some coconut oil as well but I don't remember. I will look straight after showering next time. Like you say no touching!