I have the same issue. Raking does not work well for me. I love the clumps that I normally get. Raking breaks them up into stringy uneven curls! You gotta do what works for you!
Originally Posted by cookiepie
Same here, plus it makes my hair flatter at the roots. Smoothing and scrunching works best for me.
Western Pennsylvania

3b, medium textured, medium thickness, medium porosity, protein sensitive
CG since 6/22/04

CO Washes: Suave Conditioners, Devacurl No Poo
Conditioners: Trader Joe Nourish, GV Conditioning Balm, JC Too Shea
Styling: Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee, Chi Infra Gel, GF Pure Clean Gel
DT: Devacurl Heaven in Hair, Nature's Therapy Mega Moisture, Hask Henna & Placenta (every 3 mo)

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