On a related note, I'm a little confused & have been meaning to ask how longer-haired people are supposed to scrunch, anyway -- do you only scrunch from the very bottom of your hair & "accordion" it up, or do you also poke your fingers through your hair farther up closer to the scalp and grab your hair & scrunch from there? .
YES i do this

I used to try the latter but it really broke up any clumps, so I'm back to just accordioning with my hands or with my towel or tee. Do you loosely cup the hair in your hands while scrunching or do you squeeze the ends together?.
i do both i think. my hair is long now. i do the squish too, use a huge glop of GF whatever CO is around that day and make sure it makes disgusting noises as i rake and squish it in my hair. then i plop w micro turban. best hair is plopping overnight, gives the springiest curls for me.[/quote]
Susan suburban NY
3b going gray, not thick, waist length when wet, a bit below shoulders when dry
CG since 11/11/04
PW: banjo
HG: suave and honey for co-wash, deva, i use garnier fructis regular CO's or boots pink or white as leave ins and LA looks sport gel. plop w microfiber turban, then curl towel scrunch, then another turban.i sleep with the turban on. little one minute hair styling videos http://www.youtube.com/user/lazycurls