I use this right after shampooing & conditioning, on towel-dried, damp hair. I put a pea-sized amount on my fingertips and start working it into the roots of my hair. Then I add another pea-sized amount and work it out to the ends. My hair is just below my shoulder blades. I love this product! It extends the time between shampoos, decreases my drying time (used to take 15-20 minutes, now about 5), and keeps my hair however I style it until I shampoo again.