Definitely check out the 3C thread, which has wide range of corkscrew participants, and lots of advice.

Dryness can be conquered, I'm here to tell ya'! For me, it's pretty strict CG method. I use shampoo very, very rarely. (Now, that said, I don't subscribe to the don't-ever-comb part of the CG method. I comb through my hair each and every day, loaded down with conditioner, otherwise the tangles would overtake me.) Anyway, conditioner is key. If your hair is feeling exceedingly dry, then maybe your conditioner isn't moisturizing enough.

I do wet my hair pretty much every day, because there isn't really any way for me to sleep on my hair without getting it pretty mussed. This might change as it grows longer, but I kinda doubt it.