I found it weird too. It usually takes long but today was ridiculous. I washed with Castille soap, rinsed with ACV, detangled with jojoba natures gate conditioner mixed w a little honey, rinsed all conditioner out. Then I used Shea moisture yucca milk, shea moisture curl smoothie and Aubrey organics pure aloe Vera. Scrunched w a microfiber towel, plopped for about an hour then tried to air dry the rest of the day.