Plus 1 for scrunching to the side. I tried the up side down thing several times, and while I sort of like it for rinsing my scalp, I couldn't possibly use it for styling. There would be hair going in all directions and definitely not curling together.
3a, dense, fairly coarse, normal porosity and elasticity, just below shoulder
Low poo: Giovanni 50 50
Co-wash: aia, suave coconut, salon care
R O: Tresume Naturals, gvpcb
L I: KCKT, gvpcb
Stylers: cjpp, re : coil, kccc, brhg
Oils: coconut, argan
Experimenting with: curls rock amplifier, pantene mousse