Afterward, I give my hair a light scratch just to release some of the water and help the curl cream really sink into my hair. My hair is dripping wet at this point. I put my hair to the side so that I can let the curls hang and give them a good crunch right up to the root and squeeze out some excess water. At this point, I’ll also get an old t-shirt just to give a really light squeeze and scrunch my curls to remove the excess water. My curls still quite wet at this point.