For me i use a conditioner that is usually a rinse out for a leave in. Then i would seal it with an oil and my curls would be super defined. Or if you want it to last for about a week i put whatever leave in conditioner i choose on my hair to coat it then i use the eco styler gel to define and the definition is beautiful. The only thing is gel can get hard so to keep it soft base with a conditioner first and seal with an oil.