I left the knots up a week before taking them down. But I got a weekend wear out of it. By Sunday my hair was a mess. I don't know how to keep the curls going: do i twist it up every night, cover my hair ... Do I wet it everyday? Things like that. Overall I was pleased.
@mscurls: this is the styling combo I use. I use the Shea moisture smoothie on my ends. Next, I use the style milk from root to tip. Lastly, use whatever gel you like. I'm currently switching between organic root stimulator twist & loc gel & Softee olive oil conditioning gel. Both of which I love.