Gel makes my hair feel dry too. It's not really dried out, but it just feels that way.
Originally Posted by tinabcurly
I think that's what happens to me, too. I've started using a tiny bit of leave in conditioner every day. It seems to be working fine - much softer hair, not much frizz, but still very good curl. I like the Garnier Fructis leave-in, but I'll bet anything will work well. The key seems to be adequate conditioning, particularly now that the air is colder and much drier.
Couple of inches past shoulder length 3A. Shampoo every 3rd or 4th day w/ baby shampoo; Tigi Fashionista conditioner; back to Condition 3-in-1 mousse . Alternate days water rinse, conditioner and mousse.