On wash day, after I put in my leave in, I put a boat load of styling product. Styler of choice: gel or curling custard. I apply the gel or custard to small sections & the to each curl in that section from root to tip. After applying product, I sit under a warm dryer to speed up drying & allow my curls to cast. This helps my wash & go stay for at least 4 days. After about 4 or five days, my hair starts to look matted then its time to wash again.