I keep a mixture of distilled water with some conditioner in a spray bottle. When I take my hair out of a ponytail or bun, I shake the mixture well, then spray my hands, sandwich sections of hair between my palms, then lightly run them down the length of the section I'm working on two or three times, just to dampen, before moving on to the next section, working my way around my head. I spritz my hands again, flip my hair over, insert my fingers into my hair at the scalp, and lightly dampen the roots. Then I scrunch my hair well, support my hair in my hands, and go back upright. The only thing I do after that is adjust my part, and that only if it's really dreadful.

Then walk away from the mirror no matter what it looks like. Give it 5-10 minutes to dry. It will have settled quite a bit by then, but have refreshed curls, and should have more bounce and body.

Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
CGing since July 2008