what drying method gives you the "clumpiest" curls
my curls are naturally somewhat stringy, so i have been (somewhat fruitulessly) trying to find the best way to dry my hair to get really clumpy curls! so far this is what i've done & the results:
plopping: gives me curl at the roots, but definitly not clumpy curls
just scrunching: good clumpy curls, but frizzy and undefined at the roots
combing through and then scrunching in product: nothing special, just kinda stringy curls and not much curl at roots, but much less frizz & more defined than just scrunching.
"turban"esque wrap: works fairly well sometimes, sometimes not.
one day i had these AMAZING clumpy curls... wow it was really the best hairday of my life!! haha. i gotta get some of those pictures in my flickr album. anyways, i hate myself now because i totally forgot what routine i used that day... grr...
this works for me but then every curly head is unique...
I apply my conditioner whilst standing up in the shower and then for a final rinse i'll bend forward from the waist so my hair is the worng way up then rinse but only for a few seconds (i leave quite a bit of conditioner in), i find if i rinse too much it gets stringy underneath. Then i gently shake my head forward and backwards and then side to side jut to break the curls up a little and then scrunch in my product into soaking wet hair. I'll then "scrunch" dry a little with a MF/curlease towel and gently bring my head the right way up and leave to air dry the rest of the way. This gives me nice clumpy curls around the crown / side and slightly less clumpy curls around the underneath / back of my head.
What gives me the best clumpy curls is leaving a lot of condish in when I rinse with cool water, not raking my fingers through but rather smoothing on product, and finger/wet setting super stringy curls before light diffusing on cool and no-touch air drying.