I typically wash my hair every two weeks when I’m not wearing a protective style like I typically do. I wash my hair with Shea Moisture’s Argan Oil and Shea Butter shampoo. I divide my hair in about six sections, detangle and wash each individually using a shampoo/water mixture that’s in a spray bottle. When conditioning, I use a mixture of Kinky Curly’s Knot Today and coconut oil for moisture. I detangle with a Denman brush small sections at a time and then style however. My hair usually air drys and I always tie it up with a satin scarf and bonnet before bed. And yes, I’ve had long hair as long as I can remember. Hope this helps…Be Blessed!