how i prepoo; i divide my hair in 6 sections already finger detangled(very thick), then i sprit it with some water, add the oil generously to ends and scalp. i finish by addind my cheapest conditioner and braiding each section. fianlly i just use a plastic bag for 1 to 2 hrs(whatever works for you), then i shampoo while my hair is still in braids to reduce all the oily build up. hope this helped.