I did my first rev session with no product on my hair. My deep conditioner was Plantactive Blend. It is a good deep conditioner but my hair drinks it like water and it doesn't last as long as I like. I only get 2 uses out of a 6 oz jar(I prefer at least 4 uses of a regular size deep conditioner). I also think it may be discontinued now because I only see it on like ebay and amazon now instead of sally's where I originally bought it. I detangled clean deep conditioned hair with my Felicia Leatherwood brush(love that thing), revved each section and then took my old faithful blow dryer sprayed on my protectant did a quick sweep to make sure my strands were heat protected and my roots were tangle free and completely dry . I did 1 pass with my Runway flat iron and I am really happy with the results. Most of the time I use the "California Press" method to straighten my hair: flat ion the length and hit the roots with the hot comb. I don't even like a little bit of a wave at the root until my hair starts growing out so that my presses always last the full month, even in southern humidity. However I didn't even need to use the hot comb on this press. The blow dried roots and flat iron gave me the results I like. So it's all good. The time I added with a quick hit of the blow dryer, canceled out with me not needing to use the hot comb annnnnnnnnd because the revair + blow dryer is pretty much an upgrade to the old school tension blow dry method, I didn't have any breakage with those few blow dryer passes.