I've always applied products and rinsed right side up, but lately I've been getting these weird supertiny waves that stick together and just really annoy me. So I figured, ok why dont i try rinsing and applying products upside down? So I tried that a little while ago, but when i flipped back up after applying my products, my hair kind of stuck to my scalp and it looked like i had earlobe length hair. The back was even more messed up, it got really stringy and had almost no definition. Now once it dried my hair looked like its normal length but the back looked really straight.
I tried doing this again today and it turned out the same.
What am I doing wrong? How do you rinse? Have you gotten a similar weird wave before?

Growing out hair to a little above bsl
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