hey! So I have been trying this the past week. two washes so far. um, seemingly drastic difference. knotting nicely now. But what i do, is i still wring out my hair, but keeping it as straight as possible, i guess, no extra friction. but this helps keep you from soaking too much. plus, i still do like a turban wrap, but again, no actual rubbing. compromise? or maybe it is fine, but after months of undoing hard work, this seems to be working!