Thanks, everyone! Sounds like I'm pretty average in this department: 2 hours productless, 4-5 with gel, NEVER if in a pineapple.

I had never heard that about about the moisture balance. I think it has more to do with texture, porosity, density and length. Course hair takes longer than fine hair, and non porous hair takes longer than porous hair, etc.
Originally Posted by swtndspcy
This makes a lot more sense. Thanks!

Having a baby, I just can't walk around with wet hair and expect it to look good after 5 hours. So I've been washing at night and pineapple-ing. It's still damp in the morning, but with a little LOOB to refresh, I think it's working pretty well! Now if I could just get him to stop pulling it...
CG since Jan 2008!

2ab//low porosity//fine-medium texture//thick//low elasticity
Fia: 2ab//F//iii

Co-Wash: Suave Natural Coconut
Rinse-out: SN Coconut or GFTN
Leave-in: SN Coconut
Styling: BRHG, Set It Free, HETT
Dislikes: glycerin, mineral oil
Loves: Protein!

Current Products in Trial: Renpure Organics condish (red), LAL Sports Gel, LOOB