I also find that when I squelch the temptation to squeeze my hair dry a little in the shower, it also clumps bettter, i.e. apply product on dripping wet hair with my head upside down in the shower.

And thanks msgiblet! I had that bottom straight layer of my hair cut off the very next day and I figured out that the stylist also cut layers into my hair. On those pics, I had just gotten a Ouidad carve and slice. I'm really hoping the layers didn't mess my curl pattern up. I'll post more recent pics soon. Still waiting on those Mop Top products- can't wait to try!
3a/3b~Currently: V05 Kiwi Lime/Tea Therapy Vanilla Mint for co wash, Suave Aloe or V05 Strawberries and Cream for co and leave-in, Burts Bees Super Shiny poo, EMBS, CK, re:coil, B&A/LA Looks Sport

PW: curls