On my quest for clumpy waves instead of stringy ones, I've been trying different product application techniques.
I'm not flipping my head over anymore. Instead, I divide my hair in half, each section in front of my shoulders, and to the following to each side:
I smooth a little bit of product over my soaking hair, then very gently rake in more product trying to just run my fingers through the clumps that form naturally. Then I squeeze each section together to reform any clumps that broke up. This helps me distribute the product better ( and helps with frizz), but my waves were really wimpy.
So then I added scrunching (first with more gel and then with a towel). But now I'm doing it very, very gently
. If I do it quickly, the clumps just break up into little strings.
I guess when Lorraine says to scrunch gently, she really means gently...