I put gel in sopping wet hair, scrunch, plop in a turban towel for about 30 min, air dry for about 30 min with claw clips on top to give lift, diffuser dry for a few min and scrunch for volume.

It takes some experimenting to find what works. Hope you find it soon!
--I'm located in Western PA.
--I found NC in late 2004, CG since 2-2005, started going grey in late 2005.
--My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
--My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
--My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...-progress.html