Is there a time limit on how long you should keep gel in your hair?

Like if you use eco styler for you edges or if you use it through out your hair, after how long should you wash it out. Is it unhealthy or dangerous to leave it in a couple days

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Hi Kenali, No it's not dangerous. You can leave gel in your hair for a couple of days, depending on your sebum production. I can only go maybe 3 days without washing my hair, but some people can go a week or longer. It depends on when you feel you need to wash your hair. If you leave gel in your hair for long periods of time you might start to see product buildup. This looks like little flakes on your scalp. If you see this it's time to wash your hair. You should also refresh 2nd day hair with a curl refresher. My favorite is Obia Curl Hydration Spray. Good luck! 
I heard some gels shouldn't be used too much or left too long because it can be hard to wash it out, but I recommend using a natural gel like flaxseed or aloe vera gel rather than a hard gel like Ecostyler. Flaxseed and aloe vera can be washed out easily and can be left on for a few days.