I dreaded washing my hair every week, so when my consultant told me that I would not be able to wash my hair for approx. 6 weeks I wanted to jump for joy. I do not suffer from from dry scalp, dandruff or buildup. Honestly the only thing I use on my sisterlocks is water with a few drop of tea tree oil ( 1 liter of water with, 6 drops of tea tree oil). This is a great concoction for me because it moisturize my hair with out creating buildup. Life tends to go in spurts for me, sometimes I am extra busy and other times I am bored to tears. Instead of washing my hair @ 6 weeks I actually waited 8 weeks. I banded my hair (see pics) and washed it with the sisterlock starter shampoo. After the hair was washed I rolled it on some small perm rollers and the results was kinky curling looking twist (see pics) I was okay with it. I know that I do not have many styling options at this point so I am just letting my hair do what it do. There are still a few straight ends but that is to be expected. Next week I go in for a retight and boy don't I need it as y0u can see the hair is slowly starting to fill and as that happens retights are mandatory. I can not say that I have regretted my decision to sisterlock, I still love them and I love spending 15 minutes on my hair, I love letting the soft rain drops drench my locks, and most of all my man loves it too!