I use Ice Queen method in the shower, then rake LI and gel through, and scrunch 'n pump to bring back the clumps /curl, then plop. After scrunching product in from the ends of your hair, you might try going in from underneath your hair, or the side (toward the root), and scrunch gently to get product applied (if that makes sense). Also, you could try smoothing gel over the surface of your hair, or even carefully section, and smooth gel over the surface in each.
CG since 11/2011
2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

Go To Products /Routine:
Clarifying: Suave Essentials Strawberry
Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
CO: Suave Essentials Strawberry, V05 Kiwi Lime
RO /LI: Tresemme Perfectly (un)Done, Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime Squeeze, Suave Essentials Strawberry, Renpure Brazilian Keratin (old formula)
Stylers: LALSG, AIF, HETT, Suave Professionals Firm Control
PT: IAGirl's as needed