My number one rule is: If it works for you, stick with it.
Rule # II: Some oils make your hair softer than others. For
example: glycerine oil makes my hair so soft that sometimes it weights it down, making your hair look like a cotton ball. Only use it with other oils, or mix it with rose water, aloe vera juice, or distilled water for a good spritz.
Rule # III: Amla oil is a combination of 3 different oils. If you use amla oil as a pre-poo treatment, you don’t need a protein treatment the same day because it makes the hair feel so strong and healthy. Amla oil makes your hair look darker also. You don’t need amla oil if you have extra virgin coconut oil.
Rule # IV: When you buy a new oil you should use it by itself first before mixing it with other oils; this way you will know what the oil does to your hair, or if your hair likes it.
Rule # VI: If you use coconut oil as pre-poo you don’t need a protein treatment the same day.
Rule # VII: Do not use glycerine oil when doing a hot oil treatment because you need an oil that will make your hair strong when doing a hot oil treatment.
Rule # VIII: Jojoba oil and extra virgin olive oil do the same job. They both make your hair soft and strong.
Rule # VIIII: Extra virgin coconut oil has a lot of protein in it that’s why it works so well on all hair types. Hair is protein, so whenever you add protein to your hair it will look healthier. It is also the best oil for a hot oil treatment. It also makes your hair strong.
Rule # X: Jamaican Black castor oil is the only oil that actually makes my hair grow. The other oils help me retain lenght by keeping the hair moisturized. It also makes my hair thicker while keeping it soft at the same time. Like extra virgin coconut oil, it also makes your hair darker.
The bottom line is you only need 4 essential oils: Jamaican Black castor oil for your scalp, Extra virgin olive oil to seal your ends, extra virgin coconut oil for your pre-poo, or hot oil treatment, and glycerine oil when you need more moisture and softness. You can also use all four oils for your shea butter mix.