Henna-ing dry oiled hair definitely made a difference.. first it didnt drip everywhere while I was sleeping, didnt itch as much either. & I dont know if it was my mix, the fact that I switched liquids or that it was on dry hair but it didnt dry out my hair nearly as much. By the time I was done cowashing it out and detangling my hair felt fine. Still DC-ed (with curl rehab) but next time ill just use that as my leave in and go!