I don't understand how you scrunch products in without raking at all?
Do you smooth it on, keeping your fingers together, so you are not finger-combing while you do it?
I worry that I will not get the product distributed enough if I just smooth and scrunch.
As to getting thicker clumps of curls, I find the using Aubrey Organics Island Naturals conditoner helps with this. Even when I rinse it completely out, it helps my hair "stick" together for some reason.
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