My hair doesn't care for straight oil/butter, but likes them mixed into products. I suspect it's because it's low porosity and takes forever to absorb. The best way to choose ingredients/products is by hair properties. Here's a link to help you Live Curly Live Free - Curly Hair Basics Once you determine your hair properties look for others with similar hair and see what they use (it's the best place to start.)
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

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HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic (now Hello Curly Curl Stimulater); Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams