nice thread! i too have a little list:
1) lots of product, aka gel! i did try this, n sometimes i still do cause i think i might give it another go, but everytime im always dissapointed.

2)co washing: tried and tested as well! though i did try it at the start when i was still learning. i do really like the idea of washing and moisturising your hair at the sme time, it just doesnt get the job done. i use a nice gentle low poo once every 3 or 4 days.

3) olive oil. while this isnt really a rule, i thought id add it anyway cause its quiet a popular one. i too have tried it for a long time, though its really not my thing though my hair LOVES almost every other oil.

my hair: 3c, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
my hair loves conditioner only styling!
my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.

I also blog about my hair journey, please feel free to read and comment/ask questions