I have super dry hair and for the past month I started using a coconut oil mixture of:

1/2 tsp coconut oil
1/4 tsp glycerin
1 drop vitamin E
2 tbsp hot water

I mix these together an use it as a conditioner. I rinse it out and it detangles and smooths. Then I put a tiny bit more on after on my ends and my hair is so soft and defined.

Here is an article about controlling curls that addresses dry hair.
Controlling Curls, Curly Hair Do's and Don'ts