I like to lightly brush styling products in. I don't do it every single time (my hair seems to like routine change), but I find it distributes much more evenly and helps clumping. The curl is about the same, but my diffuser helps enhance that a bit anyway
Tomorrow I'm going to try doing what I guess I was supposed to do in the first place and brush before I put any products at all in my hair. My crown was flat this morning, too, so I don't know if it's because I brushed after putting in re:coil or not.