because of the ccccold weather where i am, i use coconut oil and castor oil (even though my castor oil kinda smells like wood). i WUVV coconut oil. my hair is verrrry dry at the top(by the crown). it is the best for twisties. it gives my hair lots of shine and the twisties come out moiturized. whenever i do my hair, i NEVER style it dry. it doesn't feel good to me and for the oil to get into my hair, it's better when wet. (spray bottle is handy) it doesn't work for everybody though. my sister is going natural and coconut oil doesn't do much for her hair