Hiya, Firstly I can't do heat free curls when my hair is wet because it will never dry completely. I do curl my hair when it is freshly washed and just about dry. I use a bit of mousse (I find aussie mousse is best for me as its not sticky or crunchy). I prefer to used bendy foam rods to curl and just leave them in for an hour or so. When I take them out I leave them to relax on there own for awhile, then gently seperate with my fingers - no comb.