It took me four days to put these things in and I wore them for eight weeks (two months). How long did it take me to take them down? A little over a day! My hair came out soft and kind of coated. I'm not sure why because I didn't use my regular moisturizer this entire eight week period. A few days later, I am still trying to remove all of the shed hair. I may look into a black tea rinse in the future to curb some of this shedding. The little "Os" that came out of my head were everywhere!