I don't remember what exactly I was using. I just know it was something cheap that I picked up at walmart or somewhere that people always recommended on here. I've tried that kinky curly stuff and I really didn't find that it does anything at all lol. Do you think a deva cut would actually be useful right now? The closest place is a 3 hour drive so I wasn't sure if I should do that now or wait until it grew some more. As far as properties go, Im not exactly sure. It's very thick and course. And it's always been pretty dry. Even when i was younger and I did nothing to it. It curled more then, but was still very dry.