I have the ready mix added to the concentrate shampoo and then I dilute the shampoo as per usual. So far I have also been spraying the ready mix on the mats after bath and towel dry. Then I use my HV force dryer, and about mid way through I also give the tough mats a light brushing as I use the dryer. By the time I am finishing forcing, the mats are almost all gone! Wowza, I'm in love.