In the early 90s, I used to always put baby oil in my hair before my gel. Worked wonders then but then I became CG and tried everything else under the sun. I'm going to get some straight mineral oil and try this out to see if it still works some magic. I have some seriously porous hair and live in a subtropical climate where it has been raining frequently. I have been living with fairly consistent poof since being here. Glad to have read this today.