Apply desired amount to damp freshly washed hair.   If the hair is low porous or hard to condition, heat a small amount in the microwave for a few seconds and stir.  If it has been refrigerated and your hair does not like cold water, apply at room temperature or heat and stir for a few seconds.  Some hair types will have no problem using it at room temperature or refrigerated temperature.  Can be used under twisting cream or hair butters.