Technically hair should be naked (no styling products) and air dried, but considering that curl pattern is really only important to consider for cuts and actual hair styles, I think naked hair defeats the purpose. And I'm sure plenty of people post styled pics when asking for opinions on curl type, so unless your hair is obviously brushed out, I don't think the CG police will make an issue of it

Modified CG since 11/5/11
CLEANSE: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
RO: DevaCare One Condition, SS Caitlin's Conditioner, Mop Top Daily Conditioner
LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse, Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel