I recently had my hair styled at a Ouidad salon in Santa Monica, and it looked fabulous! Soft, cascading, thick, clumpy curls. I have now tried to recreate this look at home using the same products and the "same" technique, and it's not working! I put "same" in quotes because I feel I am doing everything the same way my stylist did, but clearly I'm doing something wrong because it doesn't end up looking the same. I find I am getting thinker, stringy, messier curls. My hair looks fuller and less defined. It's still quite curly, but it is not that elongated, soft curl look that you usually see in correspondence with Ouidad.

Has anyone had this same experience? Any advice on how to get the Rake and Shake to work for me?!

Thanks in advance for any help!