First, applying products to my hair when it is not soaking wet. If I apply products to soaking hair, my curls elongate, but if I apply products to just damp hair, it shrinks up. I believe this is because the products are not sealing as much water into the hair, so the hair is lighter.
Originally Posted by Hootenanny

Good tip. I hadn't thought of that and I apply product when my hair is dripping wet, then once some of the water is out the curl is much tighter but I don't reapply since I've already applied product. This may help though!

Does anyone apply product before & after scrunching and/or plopping?
Ah, it all makes sense now. Goldy is the puppet master!
Originally Posted by Poodlehead