I use this once a week. I mix it with Crisan Hair Oil, one egg and one dollup of plain yogurt. It can get a little messy and it dries on your head like Plaster of Paris. I then put a plastic hair net over it. I leave it on 6-8 hours. And, when I take it off, I literally lie down in a warm bath and let it loosen up. Then, I get up, take a shower, shampoo and condition. It is a lot of work ... but it is SOOOO WORTH IT!! My hair feels like it has gone to a spa. It is strong, beautifully shiny and feels luxurious!! I will continue to do this forever. WONDERFUL MASK!!!