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 - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!