So far so good. Tomorrow will be one week. I'm not terribly greasy or yucky, my hair is softer and my curls are better defined and "curlier". I think that's more from not combing. I've cut out combing altogether, I finger comb in the shower when completely wet and a little bit when I apply my gel. I plop and then "pixie curl" diffuse before I leave the house. My hair is usually dry within an hour or so. It's still only chin length right now. We'll see how long it takes to dry when it grows out more.