Yesterday I used Long Aid which I have used many times and for some reason it left my hair feeling coated. It may not have mixed well with the oil I used.
But anywho...I think my favorite is Care Free Gold. I don't use it everday. I use it in my rotation, so probably 1-2x/week. I conditioner wash everyday. I have not noticed any negative effects. The carefree gold is liquidy so I mix it with gel (Aura or Paul Mitchell) in my hand then I put it in my hair. I'm pretty heavy handed too. Then I put oil on top as my last step and my hair dries VERY soft and shiny.