I warmed this coconut hot oil treatment in hot water for about 2 minutes then applied it onto my dry hair, massaged it in from root to tip and left it in for about 5 minutes as per the directions on the tube. I rinsed my hair thoroughly before washing it with my normal shampoo and conditioner. I noticed a difference immediately as my hair felt soft, smooth and tangle free. It has a lovely coconut scent and leaves your hair revitalized.