My hair is only jaw-length, but shrinks up to my ear-lobes when out. It only takes me 5-10 minutes to do my hair. What I do is I co-wash in the shower with Mane 'n Tail condish, then I rinse out. When I get out of the shower I put EVOO on my hair and then I put in the Mane 'n Tail condish again, but this time I leave it in. Then I just use either Garnier Frutis gel or I use Miss Jessie's Curly pudding. I gently brush the front part and add hair clips to keep my hair off my forehead :S and ta-dah