Somewhat of a tangent but the need for so much slip (to minimize tangling with styling) runs concurrent with the success I have with DEL's spritz and condish method. If I am using a more grabby condish then I need longer for the condish to soak in for me to be able to later manageably style.

Also, if I don't have slip in my LI my hair eventually feels dry later in the day no matter what styler I use. I'm thinking now that's probably because a grabby LI prevents me from even distribution of product.

I'm such a hair nerd - I love threads like these! :-)

BTW, what are fairy knots - are these the same as single strand knots?
Sulfate & Silcone Free since July 2009
2C-3A normal to high (ends) porosity, medium texture, lower end of med density
Currently experimenting with Water Only Washing and dropping stylers

Negative on: AOHR, mineral oil