vkb247: Thanks for the input about the oils. That makes sense.

In regards to pre pooing with oil, I used to do it when I used a more harsh shampoo. It was sulfate free but my hair is REALLY sensitive to shampoo. With the one I use now, I don't think its necessary. The oil definitely helps with detangling but If your shampoo is of the natural variety, you probably don't need it.