Up to you if you retwist. I usually do because I like to seal my ends every night and twists makes it easier but I have also done pineapples. I don't use scarf on freshly washed because I usually go to bed with my hair damp and a scarf slows down drying for my lp hair. But lots of ladies use scarf. I may use it second day. Otherwise a satin pillowcase. I refresh my hair at night with a moisturizing spray. I have a conditioner water and sometimes glycerine mix I make. I can only go at most three days before I have to wash my hair again.