I drink A LOT of water considering I don't drink juice or soda just water and tea. My hair needs a little heat to absorb oils and moisturizers because as said before I have low porosity hair. I don't recall it feeling dry and recently I decided to simplify my regimen. Wash every two weeks, and twist outs that I leave in for a week before I take them down. I use Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, some jojoba oil, and to wash I use Tea Tree & Peppermint conditioner. I think when I did cornrows on my hair last week it was a bit harsh, like it pulled my hair which may have caused the breakage