The first time I used Hair Rules I noticed that my hair was longer than usual when it dried. The second time I use it, followed by the Cream. I allowed it to dry and then double-twisted in medium size braids. In the Florida weather the humanity makes my hair go through many changes as I go about my day depending on rain/sunshine/fog/heat. In the morning I unbraid the back of my hair and at stop lights on my way to work, I unbraid the front and fluff. It holds the crinkled pattern much better. Even after I workout it still looks great although a bit more frizzy. I am looking forward to using the shampoo. It is 3:00 in the afternoon and I am sending a photo. I will definitely make this one of my favorite hair care products.