I haven't it noticed that it is drying. But I do use a leave in. I use Allaffia Beautiful Curls- Shea Butter Curl Enhancing Leave-In Conditioner for Wavy to Curly Hair.
Hair: lots of fine 2c/3a
Length: Mid back
Shampoo:Shea moisture coconut hibiscus
Cond:, suave naturals coconut
Post condition/Leave in: Shea moisture smoothie
HG:L'oreal evercurl gel. AG: Recoil,