I only rarely use something if the cast is just so hard I can't break it up. Then, I have the best luck with the slightest touch of either Deva Set it Free or CHS Tweak evenly emulsified between my hands. Butters, creams, oils, etc. weigh me down too much.

Actually, I can't remember the last time I had to do that. Don't even carry either in my purse any more, so I guess I'll be up the creek if I need to, LOL!
2C/3A/3B - mod. CG, med. to fine, normal to low porosity/normal elasticity

Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated, GTTT or Aim2Health 'poos as scalp needs, YTCarrots or Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein Trtmt & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite, KCCC, AO Mandarin Magic, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing then clips or clamps & air dry. Blend gray w/henna glosses