Jan 01, 2013 - This product makes my hair feel very smooth and soft in the short term, so I bought a big bottle excited to find something seemingly effective. But overall, with prolonged use, it is drying out my hair like crazy. My hair has never looked so straw-like -- the curls won't hold together at all no matter what other products I use. I'd like to figure out which ingredient is so drying or preventing my hair from soaking up any oils. If anyone knows, please let me know.