For locks: Apply Lock It Up™ to clean, unlocked hair near your scalp. Use fingertips, the palm, or comb rolling technique to twist new growth clockwise. Use a clip to hold the section in place. Continue until complete. Sit under dryer until hair is dry. Use the Strengthener on your scalp. For defining curl pattern of natural hair: Apply Lock It Up™ to the hair and use fingers to help shape and define curl pattern. Lock It Up will not flake or harden when dry. It leaves the hair soft and manageable without a sticky, gummy feel. Styling gel: Use on wet, damp or dry natural hair to define your curl pattern and to control frizz. Use Lock It Up on transitioning and chemically processed hair to slick hair back or up to style.