Focus on a clean and healthy scalp and keeping your ends sealed with oil for optimum results.
You will need to use a leave-in conditioner after every wash session.
Find a creamy moisturizer and seal in your moisture with an oil.
I have super thick hair and rarely experience dryness.
My staple products along with my routine is:
Wash/cowash - natural conditioner. I only shampoo after henna
apply leave-in - typically kinky curly knot today
apply moisture - qhemet biologics heavy cream mixed with hydrating balm
braid/twist while damp/wet - seal the ends with castor oil - sometimes I'll seal the entire strand with castor
Depending on the style, I may use a styler. It may be a gel such as aloe vera gel or kinky curly curly custard or it may be a styling cream such as Ohm Body's Sweet Hair Pudding.