What about just wetting, washing and rinsing your hair right side up? Then you can flip things around, bend over and scrunch and such after you've put your stylers in.

I've tried doing the whole upside down thing in the shower and it was always a disaster for me because when I flip my hair back to normal, I have to try and fix all of the curls/clumps that aren't laying nicely and it causes even more frizz because I have to handle my hair so much more. Trying to fix it is just not worth it so I do everything right side up in the first place and then I diffuse using a cross between the "Pixie Curl Method" & recently, the "Meza Method" @ How To Style Naturally Curly Hair (complete tutorial) - YouTube

Lol, wow am I bad at explaining things!
Originally Posted by sheilacurl
I have the same problem, it seems like longer hair has a hard time flipping back to upright without tangling.

2c/3a, fine, low porosity.

Poo: Garnier Fructis Pure Clean (yes, it has A Sulfate!!, but I have Teflon hair)
Co-wash (when I feel so inclined, which isn't often!): VO5 Kiwi Lime Clarifying Conditioner
same for both -- whatever I have in the shower at the time (I experiment a lot)
Style: EcoStyler Olive Oil <3
Dry: Diffuse or air dry, or both...depends on my mood