I have 4a hair, mid neck length if stretched. I Cowash 2x a week and refresh in the in between days with a spray bottle filled with water and sometimes 1/2 water 1/2 aloe Vera juice. I spray may 4 to 8 tbsp worth to the point my hair is saturated and "shakeable" but short of being dripping wet. I let water absorb in hair for a minute or so then shake hair to loosen hair. I never use a comb or brush, nor do I touch hair. But sometimes you can add a bit more gels to the ends. I use flaxseed gel.