Start with a freshly shampooed and conditioned mane. We recommend Healthy Hair Variations Products. For healthiest looking results I also use The Healthy Hair Variations Hair Masque as a deep conditioner before I use the keratin conditioner. I usually leave my hair as wet as possible this step helps in defining my curls. I then use the leave in conditioner along with the curl cream. I get awesome results with Healthy Hair Variations Products.