I generally "rake it through" by putting the conditioner in right side up and using a wide tooth comb to get it all through my hair and the tangles out. I then flip forward and do the scrunching. I add a little more conditioner to my hand when I'm forward to achieve the seaweedy, squishy feel. My hair is flat to my head if I don't flip over when rinsing/squishing. I'm not sure why it doesn't work if I flip over later when applying products but the rinse flipped forward is the key for me.

Lorraine in Austin had me flipped forward also for the process. HTH!
Originally Posted by icequeen
I have been combing upside down after applying a leave in right after my shower so my hair is very wet. Then I flip right side up - organize my part then I flip upside down again and apply my gel. Then I scrunch out the excess water with my curlease. As I noted above - much more volume and root curl.
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