Kira, I respectfully disagree with anyone with some idea that any curl type needs to be "defined". I'm not saying you personally have this mindset though. You spoke of others who do, so please don't feel personally attacked with the following rant:
There's nothing wrong with excessive manipulation to define hair for fun, enjoyment, and some variety IMO, but I get a little irritated when people assume any
hair type isn't OK until or unless it's "defined". I've heard too many people tout this attitude (usually toward the type 4 sisters). If we in the curly hair community are only going to promote hair that's "did" and act like natural curls need some kind of involved manipulation to be acceptable, how much better are we at accepting our hair than we were before we stopped all the straightening? Also, how does that message sound to the curliest among us who might not be able to "define" their curls a la Terry? Should they hide their hair under a hat?
And that's why I think Terri's method is a viable, creative option, but certainly not necessary, and definitely very time consuming based on the vids I've watched and the OPs account