It took me about 8-9 months to really see what my hair was like. I would do deep conditioners at least once a week and up to 3 times....I would do henna every week for about a month then once every 3 weeks. I stopped the henna after about a year. I feel that it was the best conditioning for my hair and I could really see my curls responding to the deep conditioning. However, 2 years later, I'm still amazed at my curls. They change so much along the way. Keep it moist and it'll do its thang